Bad Faith Insurance Claims
We represent people who are in disputes with their own insurance company.
An insurance company is required by Florida law to act, at all times, with the best interest of the insured/policy holder in mind. When your insurance company fails to act in an honest and fair way towards you and/or is deceitful, insurance bad faith is said to have occurred.
Situations in which insurance bad faith can occur vary widely, but can occur with respect to almost any kind of insurance policy. Insurance bad faith may occur in conjunction with auto insurance, health insurance, uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance, life insurance, homeowners insurance, medical malpractice insurance, and disability insurance.
Insurance bad faith behavior includes:
- Failure to investigate a claim in a proper, reasonable or timely manner
- Withholding benefits without cause
- Denying payment on claims
- Delaying payment of claims for unreasonable length of time
- Denying coverage
- Underpaying claims
- Undervaluing a claim
- Unfairly refusing to settle and/or reimburse claims
- Abusive or unreasonable claims process
Cancellation of insurance policy unjustly
What are First Party Insurance Bad Faith Claims?
Any individual entitled to insurance benefits can bring a civil action against their own insurance company when that individual suffers damage due to an insurance company's bad faith behavior. This type of claim can be brought against companies writing policies for almost any type of insurance including auto, health, life, disability, and medical/business malpractice insurance.
What is a Third Party Insurance Bad Faith Claim?
Third party bad faith claims occur in cases in which serious injury or death occurred due to the at-fault party's insurance company's failure to adequately protect their insured, the person who has a policy with that insurance company. You may have a third party bad faith claim against the at fault party’s insurance company in virtue of the fact that you have obtained a verdict in excess of the at fault party’s insurance limits.