Bad Faith Insurance
When you sign a contract with anyone, and in this case we’re discussing your insurance company, you and the other party agree to fulfill your part of the contract. If either party fails to do this, they’re acting in “bad faith.” Washington State law requires that your insurance company act in “good faith” in all matters related to providing insurance to residents. Unfortunately, insurance companies sometimes act in “bad faith” by:
- Delaying payments deliberately
- Failing to thoroughly and promptly investigate claims
- Refusing to settle your case
- Denying claims without reasonable cause
- Failing to make the full settlement payment
An Insurance Attorney Can Help
When you have a legitimate insurance claim you expect, and deserve, to be compensated promptly and within the reasonable time limits set forth in your policy. When your insurer fails to do this, or if they have wrongly denied your claim, even dropped your coverage for insufficient reason, it’s time to obtain legal counsel so that you receive your full compensation as quickly as possible. Depending on how severely the insurance company has acted in “bad faith” you may be eligible for a considerable amount of compensation.
Insurance companies have the resources, both in dollars and employees, to find any possible reason to delay, discount or deny legitimate claims. Our team of experienced Olympia insurance lawyers will handle your case aggressively to ensure that justice prevails. From our years of working on “bad faith” cases, we’ve learned how the insurance companies handle such cases, and we take appropriate action.
It’s essential to remember that no instances where an insurance company denies benefits will lead to a “bad faith” case. Instances where the denial is without proper cause, outrageous, unreasonable or malicious are done in “bad faith.” Human error may have been the reason for your denial and that’s simply a breach of contract. Our team is always available to take a look at your situation and tell you whether or not you have a real case on your hands.
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Work with Ron Meyers & Associates
If you feel that your insurance company has acted in “bad faith,” then it’s time to get legal counsel and take aggressive action, if necessary. The team at Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC has helped their clients win millions of dollars in settlements and judgments over their three decades of serving Western Washington. Their many years of experience in this practice area, coupled with their willingness to fight for your rights, has helped them win the trust and respect of hundreds of Western Washington residents. Give us a call and we’ll set up with an initial consultation and explain how we can help you.