- By Hodes Milman
- Published 08/17/2012
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Insurance bad faith generally occurs when your insurance company fails to pay or refuses to pay an insurance claim.
Under an insurance policy, the insurance company is required to fairly and thoroughly investigate, evaluate and pay claims when its insured’s are damaged. For example, if you have fire insurance and your home is damaged or destroyed in a fire, the insurance company must, in good faith, evaluate and pay the full value of the claim covered by the insurance policy. Unfortunately, some insurance companies refuse to acknowledge a claim is covered, delay or ignore a claim, fail to evaluate the claim in good faith and even refuse to cover a claim altogether.
At Hodes Milman, we represent clients whose insurance companies have failed to pay or refused to pay valid claims. If bad faith is proven, the law may allow a plaintiff to not only recover the full amount of the claim, but also punitive damages in order to punish the insurance company if its actions were egregious.
If you or someone you know feel your insurance company did not treat you fairly, call us at (866) 730-1976.
Hodes Milman is an author of www.hml-lawyers.com At Hodes Milman our personal injury and Birth Injury Attorneys California offer aggressive legal representation exclusively to individuals, and family members of those killed or injured as a result of the reckless, careless, or negligent conduct of others.
by Hodes Milman