Insurance Bad Faith
Corpus Christi Insurance Claim Lawyers – (361) 433-0770
In our day-to-day lives, we all tend to rely on a variety of insurance
policies, just in case the worst situations imaginable actually come to
be. Although, many people do not realize that the worst may be yet to
come after being in a
car accident, experiencing significant property damage, and so on. If an insurance
provider does not feel like paying a claim, they can make the lives of
their own customers a major headache by engaging in insurance bad faith tactics.
At Gowan Elizondo, our Corpus Christi insurance bad faith attorneys are
dedicated to representing clients in their time of need, especially after
their own insurers have let them down. We can bring decades of combined
legal and trial-tested experience to your case, giving you the backup
you require in such a trying situation.
Contact us today and ask how you can get a free initial consultation for your case.
How Does Insurance Bad Faith Happen?
By definition, insurance bad faith occurs when an insurance company intentionally
denies, delays, ignores, or complicates a policy claim solely to save
themselves money. Dishonest insurers that try to use insurance bad faith
may be aware of their own misdeeds and attempt to hide them through subtlety.
Many people are victims of insurance bad faith and never even know it
due to the cleverness of their insurance policy provider.
- Some forms of insurance bad faith include:
- Not conducting a proper investigation of damaged property
- Not paying a claim within a reasonable timeframe
- Not documenting a claim effectively
- Intentionally offering a lowball amount of coverage
- Denying a claim without providing explanation
- Changing insurance policy guidelines without warning
- Misrepresenting the information in a policy
- Forcing a policyholder to sign a release form
What Forms of Insurance are Susceptible?
If an insurance company wants to save their bottom line, they can always
find a way to use insurance bad faith to their advantage. To this end,
essentially any form of insurance you purchase could become susceptible
to insurance bad faith. Always keep your eyes open for suspicious behavior
on part of your insurer, let an attorney know if something comes up, and
be prepared for an
insurance claim dispute that could require attention.
- Insurance bad faith may affect a variety of insurance policy types, such as:
- Homeowners’ insurance
- Car insurance
- Diminished value claims
- Business insurance
Legal Power to Make Your Insurer Pay a Claim
An insurance company used to getting away with insurance bad faith tactics
will likely not concede once you call them out on it. You should anticipate
their resistance by preparing for litigation. Our Corpus Christi insurance
bad faith lawyers are always ready to take a dispute to the courtroom
but still keep negotiations and settlements in mind if it would benefit
our client. No matter the avenue you must take to receive fair claim coverage,
we have the legal manpower to represent you.
Call (361) 433-0770 or
email us today to start your case.
Do not hesitate to call Gowan Elizondo LLP for a
case evaluation at (361) 433-0770