Insurance companies are businesses, and the best interests of the business do not always align with the best interests of policyholders. It is an unfortunate truth that most insurance providers and their representatives are more concerned with protecting their own revenues than wholly insuring your injuries and damages.
The liable insurer may attempt to delay, deny or diminish your claim, but not every case constitutes bad faith. It is important to consult an experienced insurance bad faith attorney in California before taking legal action or deciding that a bad faith claim is not worth pursuing. Make that decision with the guidance of a knowledgeable, proven lawyer.
At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, we have secured substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients with insurance bad faith claims. Our Oakland personal injury attorneys are responsive and equipped to serve you wherever you reside in California. We understand the complexities of the law, and we will work tirelessly for the compensation that you deserve.
To learn more about your rights and how we can help you, call us at (510) 433-1000.
Resolving Insurance Bad Faith Disputes
Documentation of your daily activities, independent valuation of injuries and damages, and of every conversation and written correspondence with the insurance company may be important evidence in an insurance bad faith claim. In many circumstances, insurance companies and their lawyers will resist and refuse fully cohering with their own policies until a well-versed plaintiffs’ attorney gets involved. This alone could compel the insurer to act in good faith, but a lawsuit may still be necessary to obtain the compensation that you deserve. There are many circumstances that may constitute bad faith.
Did Your Insurance Company Act In Bad Faith?
If the insurance company did any of the following in connection with your claim, you may have a case:
- Delayed investigation, communication or payment of compensation or benefits
- Diminished payments to an unreasonable amount
- Offered an unreasonably low settlement
- Denied coverage without reasonable explanation
- Failed to pay or deny claim payment within a reasonable time
- Refused to defend the insured party
Insurance bad faith may result from any type of insurance claim under any type of policy. The law around such issues is complex and always in a state of change. Our attorneys stay up to date on insurance law, and we can help you recover.
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Free Consultation — Contact Our Firm
Call Winer, McKenna & Burritt today at (510) 433-1000. or email us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys. We pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis.