Insurance Bad Faith

Insurance Bad Faith

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A Brief Summary of the Following Article

  • Legal Support: In cases of unfair insurance practices, seeking legal guidance is key. Our Los Angeles bad faith insurance lawyers can provide clarity and assistance in understanding your legal options.
  • Bad Faith Practices: Insurance companies sometimes deny valid claims for profit, which is considered bad faith. Our team helps clients identify such practices in both first-party (like claim denials) and third-party scenarios (such as failure to defend against claims).
  • Compensation Recovery: If negotiation fails, our lawyers guide clients through personal injury claims for breach of contract, covering medical expenses, property damage, and more. We also help in claiming bad faith damages.
  • Expert Advocacy: For those traumatized by accidents and compounded by bad faith insurance practices, our team offers strong advocacy. Callahan & Blaine, with over 40 years of experience, specializes in securing fair settlements and justice for clients in California.
  • If you are ready to build a strong claim and get the justice you are owed, contact our law firm by calling 714-241-4444 or by filling out our contact form.

Navigating insurance policies can often feel overwhelming, especially after an accident when you expect the support you have been paying for through your premiums. If you find yourself in a situation where you are not receiving a fair payout from your insurance company, or from a third-party provider, it is natural to feel a mix of confusion and concern about the next steps available to you as you seek justice for your losses. In cases where it seems like the insurance company is not negotiating fairly, it might be time to seek legal guidance. Reaching out to one of our bad faith insurance lawyers in Los Angeles can provide the support and clarity you need as you learn more about the legal options you have at your disposal.

Callahan & Blaine is a personal injury law firm of 29 lawyers with extensive experience handling various cases, including those involving insurance bad faith. We provide trusted representation to clients who have been the victims of bad faith insurance in Los Angeles. Our team of skilled trial lawyers are each equipped with more than eight years of experience. Our managing partner, Edward Susolik, is one of the leading insurance experts in the United States and has handled over 1500 mediations in the last 33 years. To ensure your case is handled with the respect and experience it deserves, contact one of our insurance bad faith lawyers today.

Understanding Bad Faith Insurance Practices

It is important to understand that insurance companies operate with a profit motive. Because of this, it is not uncommon for them to sometimes deny valid personal injury claims. If you find yourself in a situation where your claim is unfairly declined following an accident or injury, or if the insurance company fails to provide the defense and protection they are obligated to offer based upon the terms of your insurance policy, this could be a case of bad faith on their part.

In legal terms, bad faith refers to an insurance company’s failure to fulfill its duties, often seen in the denial of legitimate claims or not providing rightful coverage. This term encompasses various practices, varying based on the specific type of insurance claim involved. Such situations can be complex and challenging, making it crucial to retain the help of one of our trusted Los Angeles bad faith insurance lawyers who will ensure you understand your rights and the company’s responsibilities under your policy. Bad faith insurance practices can be identified in the following scenarios:

  • First-party claims: An insurance company may have unfair responses to your claims for property, health, and other personal insurance coverage after you are injured in a personal injury accident. Some examples of bad faith insurance practices in a first-party claim include the following:
  • Failing to properly investigate a claim
  • Undue delay in processing a claim
  • Offering an unusually low settlement amount
  • Unreasonable denial of a valid claim
  • Paying only partial benefits
  • Third-party claims: Among your insurer’s obligations when it comes to your insurance policy is that they must protect you against third-party claims. Some common signs that your insurance provider is acting in bad faith in this scenario include the following:
  • Failing to defend you against a third-party claim
  • Non-payment of legal defense costs

One of our Los Angeles insurance bad faith lawyers is ready to take on your case, ensuring you are able to achieve the justice you are owed.

Recovering Compensation After Bad Faith Insurance Practices

Dealing with an insurance company that has not acted fairly in handling your claim can be a frustrating experience. You may find that negotiating with your insurer with the help of a Los Angeles lawyer can prompt them to take your concerns more seriously and potentially lead to a quicker resolution for your case. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and if this approach does not yield results, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim. With the help of one of our trusted lawyers specializing in bad faith insurance cases, we will guide you in claiming damages for breach of contract. This could include the recovery of the benefits you are  entitled to under the policy, including the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

In addition to these damages, you might be eligible to file a claim for bad faith damages. Your lawyer will be instrumental in navigating these complexities and ensuring that you receive the full compensation you are owed.

Contact One of Our Los Angeles Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers Today

Being injured in an accident can be traumatizing for victims, especially when their insurance providers act in bad faith and fail to provide them with the policy benefits they are owed after they file a claim. To get help building a strong bad faith insurance claim, retain the help of one of our Los Angeles lawyers today.

Callahan & Blaine is a personal injury law firm helping clients achieve multi-million dollar settlements for over 40 years in California. If you are ready to build a strong claim and get the justice you are owed, contact our law firm by calling 714-241-4444 or by filling out our contact form.

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