Reno Bad Faith Attorney
Insurance companies owe their customers a duty of good faith and fair dealing, and an insurance company’s violation of this duty can amount to insurance bad faith. In connection with their obligation of good faith and fair dealing, insurance companies have a number of obligations to their customers, including the timely and appropriate payment of claims, compliance with the terms of the insurance policy, and considering policyholders’ interests at least equal to their own interests.
Unfortunately, not all insurance companies look out for their policyholders’ interests and they will favor their own interests to the detriment of their customers. When an insurance company acts in bad faith and fails to comply with their duty of good faith and fair dealing, the policyholders may be entitled to financial compensation for the damages caused by the bad faith conduct.
Reno insurance bad faith attorney Matthew L. Sharp focuses on protecting the interests of those injured by insurance bad faith and other unlawful conduct by insurance companies. Contact him at (775) 324-1500 to learn more about insurance bad faith laws and a possible bad faith insurance claim.
Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
Insurance bad faith laws make it unlawful for an insurance company to fail to treat a customer in accordance with the duty of good faith and fair dealing. In general, insurance companies must fulfill the following obligations to their customers:
- Promptly and fully pay a claim covered by the insurance policy
- Conduct a fair and complete investigation before a claim is denied
- Provide the customer with the factual and legal reason for denying any claim
Types of Insurance Problems
There are various types of actions that can qualify as insurance bad faith or give rise to a claim dispute, including:
- Delay in payment of claim
- Improper denial of claim
- Failure to give reason for claim denial
Money Damages for Insurance Bad Faith
If you have been the victim of insurance bad faith, you may be able to recover money damages for the following in a bad faith lawsuit:
- Insurance policy benefits that were wrongfully denied
- Financial distress or loss caused by the wrongful denial
- Emotional distress caused by the wrongful denial
Contact an Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer
Insurance bad faith laws can be factually and legally complex, making it all the more important to consult with a bad faith attorney who understands these complexities and what is at stake for you. Reno bad faith lawyer Matthew Sharp has focused on handling bad faith insurance disputes for more than 15 years. Accordingly, he has the experience and know-how that you need to pursue a bad faith insurance claim efficiently and effectively. He represents clients in insurance disputes involving all types of insurance policies, including:
- Health insurance
- Disability insurance
- Automobile insurance
- Life insurance
- Homeowners insurance
- Commercial insurance
If you suspect that you were mistreated by your insurance company, contact Reno insurance bad faith lawyer Matthew L. Sharp at (775) 324-1500 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights and options.
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