Georgia Insurance Bad Faith Claims
Insurance companies should do what they promise
When an insurance company intentionally fails to pay a claim according to the terms of a policy, they may have acted in bad faith. Bad faith claims seeking compensation can be brought against an insurance company if they acted illegally or recklessly and disregarded your rights by—
- Pressuring a victim or giving bad advice
- Denying payment of a legitimate claim
- Failing to properly investigate the damage resulting in the claim
- Discounting the amount of the claim without proper reason
- Intentionally undervaluing the property for which a claim was filed
- Delaying payment of legitimate claims
- Improperly refusing to defend a lawsuit when legally required to do so
- Refusing to pay a covered settlement or judgment without proper reason
What if an insurance company does not honor the policy?
An insurance policy is a contract. And, as with any contract, both parties are required to follow the contract terms and provisions, which include the obligation to act in good faith. Unfortunately, insurance companies look out for their own interests, which often results in their unwillingness to pay valid policyholder claims. When you combine that with the fact that insurance companies have large legal teams with vast resources, it becomes very difficult for the average person to get a fair shake.
That’s where we come in.
When you think your insurance company is not living up to the terms of your policy, one call is all it takes for our powerful legal team to help you fight for full and fair compensation. When you hire the experienced lawyers at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., we will—
- Request and review your entire insurance file, including the underwriting information, policy, and company handbook describing how claims should be handled.
- File a law suit for the money you should have been paid, any costs you incurred from the court case, and interest.
- Seek punitive damages. This is money awarded to a policy holder to punish the insurance company for acting in bad faith and deter them from treating policy holders unfairly in the future.
Helping Georgia victims of insurance bad faith—One call, that’s all
If you feel that an insurance company has not dealt with you fairly, call our experienced legal team today. We will determine what rights you have under your insurance policy and whether you are entitled to compensation. Simply contact Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. online, click on Chat Live above, or call us at 1-888-579-1790 for a free consultation.