Insurance Bad Faith
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We expect insurance companies to fully compensate us after sustaining a personal injury or even after filing a claim against our homeowner's policy. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen. Instead of getting what you thought you deserved after a loss, you may find out your claim is denied or delayed. The insurance company may be acting in "bad faith." If you believe the insurance company is not handling your claim with a reasonable degree of efficiency or ethical conduct, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the carrier.
With so much at stake, it's critical you have someone on your side, aggressively fighting for the money you rightfully deserve for your accident. At Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis, PC, we have dedicated our careers to getting injury victims the compensation they need to pay their bills and live their lives with dignity. That's why we work so hard on cases in which insurance companies act in bad faith.
Insurance bad faith cases can be complicated. The average policyholder is no match against the insurance company's vast resources and attorneys. You may have difficulty interpreting the contract of your policy on your own. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling such cases throughout Virginia. We understand the state and federal laws governing such cases. That's why we have such a strong track record of success.
Why should I hire Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis, PC, to help with my case?
Bad faith cases may involve any type of insurance policy, from health and dental to automobile and homeowners insurance. The insurance companies have a duty to deal fairly with their policyholders, but they sometimes put profits before people and fail to honor the obligations of the contract.
The following are some examples of how an insurance company may act in bad faith:
- Your insurance company does not provide a defense if you are sued.
- Your insurance company does not follow contractual procedures if you are disputing the amount of compensation owed following an accident.
- Your insurance company denies benefits you are owed.
- Your insurance company delays payments.
- Your insurance company pays less than what you are owed.
You can only pursue a bad faith lawsuit against your own insurance company. You would not have grounds to file a claim against an at fault driver's insurance company because you have no contract with that company.
Attorney William P. Davis has been practicing law in Virginia since 1999 and has worked on many bad faith cases. Fellow lawyers George "Tripp" Hunt and David B. Hart have spent decades working on similar cases throughout the state. Your case truly matters here.
Established in 1891, Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis, PC, has long history of helping Virginia families.
DISCLAIMER: The settlements and verdicts listed here represent a sampling of the case results pursued and won by Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis, PC. Please note that every case is different and these verdicts and settlements, while accurate, do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case. Nor does it mean that we win all of our cases - we don't.
Some of our recent case results include a $1.25 million verdict and $450,000 settlement for injury victims. Contact us and schedule a free case evaluation. Call (866) 434-1581.
Frequently asked questions about insurance bad faith
- What is insurance bad faith?
- Why do insurance companies act in bad faith?
- What should I do if my insurance company refuses to return my calls?
- Can I sue my insurance company for acting in bad faith?
- Why should I hire Roanoke insurance bad faith law firm Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis?
Insurance bad faith is a legal term often used to describe when a law firm fails to act in the best interests of a person insured by that company. Under the law, there is an "implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing" which automatically exists between the insurance company and insured person.
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Why do insurance companies act in bad faith?
Often, such actions involve situations in which the insurance company stands to lose money because of a claim filed by a client. These claims sometimes include:
- Auto accidents involving uninsured drivers
- Hit-and-run car accidents
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What should I do if my insurance company refuses to return my calls?
Document exactly when you tried to contact your insurance company and you did not receive a call, email or letter back from them. Then contact us. We know how to deal with unresponsive insurance companies and get injury victims the money they rightfully deserve.
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Can I sue my insurance company for acting in bad faith?
Yes. While we are prepared to take any case we handle to trial, most cases end in settlements. With a bad faith case, we may be able to resolve your claim after writing a letter to the claims adjuster and other key personnel. Often, insurance companies become responsive to policyholders who have retained counsel.
Every case involving an insurance company acting in bad faith is unique. A good attorney takes the time to learn the details about a client's case, and then develops a legal strategy that suits that client's specific needs. At Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis, PC, we take this approach with every single bad faith case we handle.
We know how to negotiate with insurance companies and hold them responsible. Insurance companies have a duty to pay policyholders. That's why you pay insurance premiums - so these companies will take care of you when something goes wrong.
Discover what a results-driven, detail-oriented law firm can do for you. Contact us today. Call (866) 434-1581 and schedule an appointment. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The Law Firm of Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis - we're on your side.