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Bad Faith Insurance

Bad Faith Insurance Claim Denial Lawsuits

Bad Faith Insurance | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Policy Holders: Denied Claims | Lender Violations, Denial Of Claim, Acting In Bad Faith

Bad faith insurance is any matter concerning an insurance claim by an insured individual that is wrongfully denied by the insurance company. An insurance policy is considered a contract between you and your insurance carrier. This contract requires that your insurance company acts in good faith toward you. When an insurance company unfairly denies the benefits of the policy from its insured policy holders, it is considered to be in bad faith.

There are numerous examples of how an insurance company can commit bad faith, they include: failing to promptly and methodically examine a claim; unjustly delaying payment; unreasonably refusing benefits to a claim; using unreasonable interpretations in translating policy language; and refusing to settle the case or refund you for the entirety of your loss. Insurance Bad faith constitutes not only breach of your insurance policy contract with your policy holder but also includes injuries personally sustained outside of the insurance contract.

If such a violation exceeds that of being unreasonable and is established to be false, misleading or fraudulent, a judgment can be attained and punitive damages honored exceeding damages for the loss under the policy as punishment for bad faith.

Bad faith insurance practices are also found in the HMOs & Managed Care Organizations; Homeowners Insurance and Disability Insurance arenas.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Bad Faith Insurance

If your insurance company has denied your claim, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified insurance claim denial attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).



 

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Insurers Report Hurricane Gustav Claims

Sep 9, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
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Jul 31, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
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Jun 13, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
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Anthem Blue Cross Faces Lawsuit Over Illegal Cancellations

Apr 17, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
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Health Net Ordered to Pay $9 Million for Illegally Canceling Breast Cancer Patient's Policy

Feb 25, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
Health Net Inc. has been ordered to pay $9 million to a California woman for illegally canceling her health insurance coverage after it learned she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.   The Health Net fine, levied by an arbitration judge, came one day after the Los Angeles city attorney's office announced it would be suing Health Net for illegally canceling health insurance coverage for 1,600 other customers Patsy Bates, 52, a hairdresser from Lakewood, California, had been left...

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