Insurance policies require the insurer to show “good faith and fair dealing” when you present a claim. This means that an insurance company must make a thorough investigation of your claim, must consider all reasons and circumstances that might support your claim, and must give you as much consideration as it gives to its own financial interest.
If an insurance company refuses to pay a claim that should be paid, offers to settle a claim for less than it is worth, or denies a claim without adequate investigation, you may file a “bad faith” suit against the insurance company.
If the company is found to have acted in bad faith in its handling of a claim, you are entitled to all damages resulting from that action, including certain types of damages that would not be available in a breach of contract lawsuit. In cases of extreme misconduct by an insurance company, you may also be entitled to receive punitive damages.
The insurance bad faith attorneys at the law firm of Larry Moskowitz, PA can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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