Insurance Claim Lawyers
Insurance bad faith is just what it sounds like. Every insurance contract issued in South Carolina implies a promise of good faith between the insured and the insurance carrier. However, when you file a claim, you are turned down. Oftentimes, your only recourse is to file a bad faith suit against your insurer, something many policyholders resist doing.
Insurance companies often rely on you being afraid to assert your claim. Every policyholder who is scared to go forward saves the company money. And money is what insurance companies are all about.
Refused Claims ∙ Denied Insurance ∙ Broken Promises
Bad faith lawsuits take as many forms as there are kinds of insurance:
- Homeowners insurance
- Auto insurance
- Medical insurance
Bad faith lawsuits are made on the basis that claims are paid only partially (low-balling), are refused completely or that the policy was canceled in the wake of the claim. Lawsuits may also turn on the question of discrimination — whether you were treated the same as other policyholders.
Bad faith claims are important because proper payment of claims go to medical care, lost wages and living expenses. We know how important these matters are to you, and we fight for your rights — the rights you paid for with your premiums — as if they were our own.
Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers
Note that you can only sue your own insurance carrier in a bad faith case only if you meet the legal criteria. However, many people do not realize that the law permits you to demand consequential and punitive damages if you prevail — sometimes doubling or tripling your total award.
When you need a skilled Bennettsville-area insurance claim attorney, call Douglas Jennings Law Firm, LLC, at 843-535-4714 or toll free 800-639-8078. You may also write to us using this online form. We are eager to hear your story.