When Your Insurance Company Acts In Bad Faith
Insurance companies don’t play pat-a-cake. Their idea of a perfect solution to your property damage claim or injury case is this: They deny your claim, they keep your money, and you go away empty-handed.
It’s not always like that, but it’s a common scenario, especially when the claim in question is substantial. When insurance companies willfully ignore their obligations as insurers, it’s called bad faith. Bad faith can be evidenced by:
- Failing to provide accurate information to the insured
- Refusing to pay for legitimate claims
- Endlessly delaying claims
- Denying business interruption claims
- Rejecting extra expense claims by businesses
- Denying claims on life insurance policies
Important note: Not all denied claims are instances of bad faith, and not every bad faith claim leads to punitive damages. Talk to a lawyer at our firm to get a better idea of your situation.
Fighting Back Against Insurance Bad Faith Tactics
It is very much to your advantage to work with a law firm that:
- Understands that insurance companies will use these tactics against you
- Has experience working for insurance companies
- Has won cases against skilled insurance company lawyers and delivered critical compensation to clients in distress
Have questions about your insurance claim and the tactics insurers use? Take a look at our insurance FAQ page for answers.
Despite obnoxious treatment by insurance companies in compensation disputes, there is a silver lining for you. If we can demonstrate that the insurance company acted in bad faith, in some circumstances, we increase your total claim by asking for punitive damages. This extra amount levied by the courts can sometimes double or triple the size of a claim.
Work With A Lawyer Sympathetic To Your Predicament
At Wells Law Group, P.A., we care about our clients and want to see them rebuild their lives after tragedy. Whether we’re helping someone start an insurance claim or addressing instances of bad faith, managing attorney Kim Wells is there to help with every step of the process.
To schedule a free initial evaluation, contact our law office in Tampa, Florida, by calling 813-413-7377 or sending us an email.