Insurance Bad Faith

Insurance Bad Faith:

Considering the amount that we pay in premiums, we all like to assume that our insurance company will honor their obligations when a valid claim is presented and uphold their covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  Insurance companies often interpret policies in their own favor in order to minimize the amount owed to you.  In some cases, insurance companies will deny the claim outright and refuse to pay at all.

A bad faith claim results from an insurance company unreasonably withholding benefits from it’s insured.  So, if your own insurance company refuses to pay your claim, denies payment, delays payment or offers an unreasonable settlement amount, you may have a claim for “bad faith.”

We will represent you to reinforce the insurance company’s obligations. You should never have to represent yourself against an insurance company or accept an unfair settlement offer. We have litigated and successfully represented clients in claims against many of the largest insurance companies in the United States. If the case requires tough negotiation or aggressive litigation, we will see to it that you are fairly treated and compensated by the insurance company.

An individual is often powerless against a large insurance company that refuses to pay valid claims or insists on settling claims for less than they are worth.  For this reason, it is important to consult with an attorney to protect your rights.  If you are the victim of an unreasonably denied claim, or if the insurance company is delaying payment of a valid claim or trying to push a “low-ball” settlement offer on you, call the Law Offices of Zev Weinstein for a free, no obligation consultation.