Understanding Bad Faith Insurance Claims
In the state of Ohio, your insurance company has a legal duty to act in good faith, treat you fairly, and settle your claim in a timely and expeditious manner. If any of these things do not happen, you may be entitled to additional damages under our state’s insurance bad faith laws.
Insurance bad faith comes in many forms:
- Failure to investigate your claim
- Denying your claim without reasonable justification
- Forcing you to accept an unfair settlement because you are financially vulnerable
- Delaying payment of an undisputed life insurance claim
- Deliberately misinterpreting your policy to avoid paying you
An insurance company that acts in bad faith is liable for damages that result from the bad faith conduct, including economic losses, attorney fees and possible punitive damages.
A Law Firm With An In-Depth Understanding Of Ohio Bad Faith Insurance Laws
At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, our team of attorneys have a 50-year history of working with insurance carriers and obtaining the insurance benefits individuals in Columbus and surrounding areas have paid for.
Our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the Ohio bad faith insurance laws. We conduct thorough investigations and use expert witnesses who can testify about damages resulting from the bad faith conduct.
If you believe your insurance company is acting in bad faith, contact our law firm today.
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