Have you ever heard of the term “bad faith” as it relates to insurance? Insurance “bad faith” claims are a common term in the legal world, and in our office, we unfortunately see many instances where this claim is present. “Bad faith” claims simply refer to instances where insurance companies do not act “in good faith”. What this means is that insurance companies don’t appear to truly try and help their clients, or attempt to try and find ways to get out of paying or investigating a claim for you. If they do this, they are acting “in bad faith”. Although rhere are many ways in which an insurance company can be acting in bad faith, some of the more common ways include:
- Denying you coverage
- Not investigating your claim
- Offering much less money than the claim is actually worth
- Not communicating important information to you
- Failing to pay a claim without investigating it first
Our law office is skilled in handling these types of bad faith claims. In fact, Attorney Doug Stoehr used to work for insurance companies before he became an attorney. As such, he has a set of skills and knowledge of the insurance world that is well suited to handling these types of claims. For more information or to set up your free initial consultation, please call his Altoona, PA law office at 814-946-4100.