Bad faith occurs when an insurance company recklessly fails to meet its obligations to a policyholder. Common examples of insurance bad faith include providing false information, intentionally delaying or denying a claim, failing to conduct a reasonable investigation into a claim, and deliberately misinterpreting a policy to reduce or deny a claim.
Insurance bad faith often creates an unfair financial burden for the policyholder. In some cases, financial consequences can be extreme, resulting in significant struggle, stress, and worry. When an insurance company denies, delays, or reduces a valid claim, you have every right to hold it accountable and seek compensation through legal action.
Making an Insurance Bad Faith Claim
The safest way to make a legal claim against an insurance company is with the help of an attorney. It is important to remember that these companies have large law firms and lobbyists on their side. When going up against one of them, you need an experienced, tenacious, and effective insurance bad faith lawyer who is prepared to fight back.
Going it alone places you at the mercy of a company that, in these instances, may have already shown its willingness to see you suffer. Working with an attorney is one of the best ways to hold those who would deny your claim accountable for their actions and to seek compensation for all related damages.
Taking the First Step
The first step in any legal situation is a consultation with a qualified attorney. During this consultation, you can receive an overview of your options while you further explore your rights, helping to ensure you make the best decision for your situation.
The lawyers at Leventhal Lewis have the experience and dedication needed to handle these complex cases. Thoughtful and thorough, we are here to review your claim, provide honest answers to your questions, and help you determine the best course forward. Call us at 719-694-3000 to schedule a consultation today.
Leventhal Lewis is located in Colorado Springs and Denver. We welcome clients from throughout Colorado.