In a best case scenario, insurance companies provide their customers with policies protecting them from financially and emotionally crippling disasters and accidents. If such a disaster occurs, the insurance carrier pays out the claim, acting in “good faith” towards you, the insured party, as dictated in the policy. Unfortunately, insurance companies often refuse to pay the claim for the sole purpose of saving money. This is referred to as acting in “bad faith.” A bad faith case is one in which the insured party sues their insurance company for refusing to pay their valid claim. Insurance companies are required to treat their policyholders with fairness when examining the validity of claims. If you have a valid insurance claim which has been unfairly denied by your insurance carrier, you may be entitled to compensation under the law.
Obviously, insurance companies are more familiar with contracts, claims, and the language that goes into them than the insured parties. It is for this reason that, more often than not, Washington courts decipher ambiguity in the meaning of contracts in favor of the insured. Insurance companies are expected to thoroughly and swiftly process your claim and provide an explanation in writing if they deny your claim. Insurance companies are also not authorized to demand an unreasonable amount of estimates and statements to support a valid clam or to holdup a payment of a claim without just cause.
If your feel that your valid insurance claim has been denied in bad faith, you will need the services of an experienced Olympia attorney who knows how insurance carriers operate to help you receive the claim you deserve. We have more than two decades of experience in all manner of bad faith insurance claim cases, including auto, renters, home, and other insurance policies.
The bad insurance bad faith lawyers from the Law Offices of Harold D. Carr have been helping clients receive the insurance claims they deserve since 1989 in Olympia, Tacoma, South King, Grays Harbor, Mason, Lakewood, Lewis, Thurston, Pierce, Puyallup, Lacy, and throughout the State of Washington. Contact our Olympia insurance bad faith attorneys at (800) 700-8082 for your free consultation today! We do not get paid until you receive the compensation you deserve!