Bad Faith Insurance Claims
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People pay for insurance so that they will have security against a loss. Such people use their hard earned money to pay premiums and expect insurance companies to honor their end of the bargain. The unfortunate truth, however, is that insurance companies are profit-motivated companies and claims are typically denied to protect their bottom line. If your insurance company has wrongfully denied a claim, then you may bring a case for bad faith against them. Our Austin lawyers assist people throughout Travis County, and elsewhere in Texas, with such matters. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
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Insurance companies must act in “good faith” when they agree to insure a customer. They may not require an excessive number of estimates, they must promptly and properly investigate the claim, and they must be knowledgeable of laws and regulations that are to be applied. Companies who violate these obligations may be sued for acting in bad faith while handling your claim. Contacting a skilled lawyer may be critical to your efforts of recovering damages.
Our Austin lawyers aggressively assist those who have been the victims of insurance bad faith. We will use your initial consultation to analyze your policy and help you determine whether you have a case. If the insurance company does not settle, then we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit.
Once the case is underway, we will use discovery (the process by which information is gained from the other side) to obtain internal correspondence, memos, notes, and other information which shows bad faith on the insurance company’s part. We do not hesitate to take such cases to trial and will ensure that you know what to expect through each step of the process. In addition to Austin, we also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
The victims of bad faith insurance tactics have been wronged. To make matters worse, such a wrong was committed by an entity (the insurance company) which was supposed to be looking out for their interests. Dan Christensen is a former prosecuting attorney and JAG Corps officer who has been standing up for the rights of victims throughout his career. He provides a high level of personal attention in such matters. This includes a high level of communication with clients and ensuring that they are prepared as the case moves forward.