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When you have a policy with an insurance company, it is a contract that both parties must uphold. On your side, you are obligated to pay the premiums when they come due. The insurance company, on the other hand, is obligated to pay all legitimate claims you make on your policy.
If you file a claim with your insurance company, they are required by law to act in good faith in processing and paying legitimate claims. If your claim was unjustifiably denied or your payout is lower than it should be, call (855) 880-4741 to speak with an experienced insurance bad faith attorney at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today.
What Is Insurance Bad Faith?
Insurance bad faith occurs when:
- Legitimate claims are not paid on a timely basis
- Legitimate claims are denied
- Legitimate claims are underpaid
Unfortunately, with all of the hurricane damage in Florida, some insurance companies have gone to great lengths to reduce or eliminate their liability for homeowners’ insurance claims. Sometimes insurers assert that they are not responsible for the damage because it was caused by flooding rather than by wind. Sometimes, they undervalue your losses to try to minimize their payout.
Bad faith insurance claims may also involve health insurance, auto insurance and other policies.
Winning What Your Claim Is Worth
Because the insurance companies are in a position of trust, they are held to a higher standard. In some cases, if you can prove that the insurance company acted in bad faith, you can recover up to three times the amount of your insurance claim.
If you believe that you or a loved has been taken advantage of through insurance bad faith in Florida, contact an experienced lawyer today. Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter is ready to help. We will evaluate your claim for free as well as represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay any attorney fees unless you recover on your claim. Call us at (855) 880-4741 or fill out our online form.