Conduct That May Indicate Bad Faith Practices

People buy insurance in order to protect themselves against the cost of unpredictable disasters. Whether it is a storm that devastates a home or a car accident that causes injuries and damages a car, insurance is a way to plan for the unexpected. That is why it is so important for insurance companies to fulfill their end of the deal when a customer’s property is damaged. Unfortunately, many companies may be guilty of bad faith practices which attempt to cheat customers out of the financial assistance they need.

If you have suffered a sudden disaster and your insurance company is acting in bad faith, you may need the representation of a skilled Dallas insurance attorney. Contact Smith Kendall, PLLC, today at 214-361-6124 to speak with an attorney about your case and begin working towards getting the payment you are due.

Signs of Bad Faith Conduct

If you are dealing with an insurance company that is being uncooperative with your claim, they may be acting in bad faith. The following are some of the most common ways an insurance company can act in bad faith:

  • Misinterpreting policy language
  • Deliberate misrepresentation of the facts
  • Delaying response to a claim without explanation
  • Using an extreme standard for measuring damages
  • Using coercion or abusive tactics to make you settle a claim
  • Not investigating a claim thoroughly

This is by no means a comprehensive list of the types of tactics an insurance company may use. If you suspect you are being treated in bad faith by your insurance company, legal action may be the next recourse.

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At Smith Kendall, PLLC, we understand how important it is to obtain the coverage your insurance company owes you after a disaster. If your insurance company has attempted to deny or underpay your claim, contact one of our tenacious Dallas insurance lawyers today at 214-361-6124.

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