We have successfully represented clients for many years in lawsuits against their insurance companies.
You have certain rights in dealing with your insurance company. Your insurance company owes you a duty of good faith and fair dealing. It must treat you fairly, at all times, considering its interests at least equal to insured customer’s interests. The duty of good faith and fair dealing requires:
If your insurance company violates its duty of good faith and fair dealing, you may hold it accountable in a court of law. Generally, there are three claims that may be asserted against your insurance company:
As a remedy, you may seek money for the harms and losses the insurance company has caused. Those harms and losses generally fit into three criteria:
In instances where the insurance company consciously disregards your legal rights, the jury may also award punitive damages. Punitive damages are like a civil fine. They are damages designed to punish the insurance company for its conduct and to deter it and other insurance companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Our goal is help you understand your rights when dealing with an insurance company. If you think your insurance company is treating you unfairly, please contact us or call the office at (775) 324-1500.