Bad Faith Insurance Claim Attorney
Many personal injury lawsuits are a result of insurance companies acting in bad faith. Acting in bad faith can be defined as the fraudulent deception of another person, or the intentional or malicious refusal to perform some duty or contractual obligation.
Connecticut residents pay insurance premiums so that in the event of an emergency, they will be covered. However, oftentimes, insurance companies refuse to pay injury victims the full amount they need to fully compensate them for losses.
To begin exploring your legal options on how to file a bad faith lawsuit, simply complete the Free Case Review form on this page.
Typical Bad Faith Insurance Lawsuits
When an injury victim files an insurance claim with an insurance provider, by law, that company owes the victim a duty to act in good faith, regardless of the state the accident took place in. In other words, the insurance company must not look for loopholes to escape its obligation to investigate your claim or pay you the compensation you deserve.
Bad faith lawsuits and claims can result from one or more of a number of actions or inactions by the provider, including denial of coverage and failure to negotiate a settlement. Some of the most common reasons an insurance company gets sued for bad faith include:
- Failure to communicate with important information to the claimant
- Refusal to pay the claim without a thorough investigation.
- Failure to confirm or deny coverage within a reasonable period of time.
- Offering substantially less money to settle than the true value of the claim.
- Failure to enter into any negotiations for settlement of the claim.
- Failure to disclose policy limits.
- Unwarranted denial of coverage.
- Failure to conduct a reasonable investigation of the claim.
- Failure to deny or pay the claim within a reasonable amount of time.
- Failure to attempt to come to a fair and reasonable settlement when liability is clear.
- Failure to promptly provide a reasonable explanation for denial of a claim.
- Failure to respond to a time-limit demand.
Contact an Experienced Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer
Bad faith litigation can take many different forms, so it is crucial that you speak with a knowledgeable attorney if you believe that you may have a claim. If you were injured due to the actions or negligence of another person or entity and the insurance company fails to give you enough compensation to recover damages related to the incident, we urge you to contact our firm as soon as possible.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully litigate a Connecticut bad faith claim.
With offices located in New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, our firm is committed to fighting for the rights of all those who have been injured by the actions, whether through negligence or malicious intent, of another in the state of Connecticut.
Our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our attorneys, there is never any cost to you unless we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim, whether through a settlement with the other parties involved or by a jury verdict.
If you are unsure if you have cause to file a bad faith claim, contact our attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation. During an evaluation, one of our lawyers will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal recourse for your losses.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to bad faith insurance claim victims or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.