Are You the Victim of Insurance Bad Faith?
When an insurance company does not meet its legal obligations to an accident victim, that victim may have grounds to pursue an insurance bad faith lawsuit with help from a California insurance claims attorney at the McKennon Law Group.
A mere disagreement with an insurance claims adjuster over the dollar value of a claim does not – by itself – necessarily constitute insurance bad faith. However, if an insurance company does not treat an accident victim fairly, has not negotiated in good faith with that victim, or claims a check is in the mail – and it isn’t – that accident victim will need a good lawyer’s advice and services.
If you are dealing with an insurance company’s bad faith, and especially if you have been seriously injured, you have the right to file a lawsuit that seeks to recover your insurance payout. The last thing that an injured accident victim needs is an insurance company that operates in bad faith.
What Constitutes Bad Faith?
Everyone who files an insurance claim expects that claim to be handled in good faith. Your claim is being mishandled when:
1. An investigation never seems to end – and you have not received compensation.
2. Weak, disingenuous, or blatantly false reasons are offered for the denial of your claim.
3. You receive no payout – with no explanation.
4. You receive a payout or settlement offer that is much less than your claim’s actual value.
An insurance company may give you the brush-off and hope you get tired of waiting, or a company may endlessly need additional information or always have just a few more questions.
A company may offer you a lowball settlement figure or even ignore you and hope that you just go away.
How Do Good Attorneys Handle Bad Faith Insurance Cases?
How can you know if an insurance company’s actions constitute bad faith? Start by speaking to a California bad faith insurance lawyer at the McKennon Law Group. We have more than seventy years of experience successfully handling insurance bad faith claims on behalf of our clients.
A McKennon Law Group attorney will examine the details of your claim and will determine if you have legal standing to file an insurance bad faith lawsuit.
In some cases, simply retaining an attorney will be enough to make an insurance company treat you right, because if you sue and your lawsuit succeeds, the company could be ordered by the court to pay you for additional damages – especially if the company’s bad faith was egregious.
We Provide Aggressive, Effective Legal Representation
That is why insurance companies almost always try to keep a lawyer out of the claims process, but the right California insurance lawyer will almost always be able to hold an insurance company accountable for bad faith and recover the compensation that the company owes you.
The insurance claims attorneys at the McKennon Law Group fight on behalf of policyholders and injury victims throughout the State of California – and we’ve done that effectively for more than seven decades.
Learn more and schedule a legal consultation – without cost or obligation – by calling the McKennon Law Group now at (800) 682-4137. Our law offices are located in San Diego, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.