Houston Attorneys – Bad Faith Insurance
Bad faith insurance practices are well known to legal professionals, but they often come as a surprise to the individuals who are the victims. When someone signs up for insurance — whether it’s life insurance, auto, home, healthcare or another form of insurance — he or she usually thinks that the insurance company “on the other end of the policy” is going to meet the legal standards for “good faith” and fair dealing, and that the insurer will provide benefits when appropriate.
Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always meet this level of honesty, professionalism and fair dealing. In fact, every year in the U.S., insurance companies are the subject of bad faith lawsuits and other legal actions based on poor ethical conduct such as:
- Unfair denial of benefits and short-changing of benefits
- Unscrupulous sales and marketing practices
- Illegal practices regarding the handling of policyholders’ claims
If you suspect that your insurance company has engaged or continues to engage in bad faith practices that have caused you harm, one option is to sue the insurer. Since insurance companies always have legal representation of their own — law firms that devote all of their time and effort to advancing the interests of insurance companies — it’s imperative that you get your own representation by a skilled and aggressive law firm that takes “bad faith” cases.