San Angelo Insurance Bad Faith Attorney
Hold Your Insurance Company Accountable for Bad Faith
When you take out an insurance policy, you want to be able to trust your insurance company to follow through with its end of the contract. You expect your insurance company to be honest and straightforward with you about your coverage, your payments, and about what it can and cannot do to help you. If your insurance company deceives you or denies you the coverage that you deserve under your policy, you may be able to file a claim for insurance bad faith. The Webb, Stokes & Sparks team can help you navigate a claim and recover the compensation you deserve.
What Qualifies as Insurance Bad Faith?
“Insurance bad faith” is a term that describes dishonest actions by insurance companies. An insurance company that lies about the services they provide or denies coverage to a policyholder under false pretenses may be engaging in insurance bad faith practices. Insurance companies that are guilty of this can be held liable for the coverage they owe to affected policyholders and could be responsible for paying additional damages as well.
Insurance companies can be guilty of bad faith practices in the following ways as listed in Texas Insurance Code Chapter 541:
Misrepresentation regarding policy or insurer
Misrepresentation of insurance policy
False information and advertising
False financial statement
Unfair discrimination in life insurance and annuity contracts
Deceptive name, word, symbol, device, or slogan
Unfair settlement practices
Filing a Claim for Bad Faith Insurance
In order to succeed in holding your insurance company accountable for bad faith practices, you need a skilled San Angelo attorney by your side. The law firm of Webb, Stokes & Sparks understands the Texas Insurance Code in detail and can thoroughly investigate your case to uncover bad faith practices. From false advertising to denied coverage, we can help you stop insurance bad faith and recover the damages that you've sustained as a result.
Insurance Bad Faith Claim Damages
When an insurance company engages in bad faith practices, they do more than deny the coverage you need. They cause you to incur additional expenses as you attempt to pay bills out of pocket and pursue a claim. Without coverage, and while battling your insurance company, you will also experience greater pain and suffering than you would have if you were covered.
By filing an insurance bad faith claim, you can receive compensation for the damages that have resulted from your insurance company’s dishonest practices. In addition to being reimbursed for the medical bills and other expenses you originally filed an insurance claim for, you can be compensated for additional financial and non-economic damages. This may include reimbursement for lost wages or compensation for the additional stress and suffering you have endured because of the insurance bad faith practices. In some cases, insurance companies are also responsible for paying punitive damages to victims as a consequence of their deceit.
Speak with an Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer in Tom Green County
Consult a San Angelo insurance bad faith attorney from our firm as soon as possible to discuss your case and your legal options at no cost. We offer a free case evaluation so that you can make an informed decision regarding your legal representation. All of our current partners are board-certified personal injury lawyers, and each of them has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® over the years.
We have the experience that you need, so contact us today!