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Every month, you pay your premiums and keep up with auto, health and property insurance policies. Like most policyholders, you may believe your insurance provider is there to help you in times of need, such as after an accident or natural disaster. The unfortunate truth is, however, the insurance company’s main goal is to make money for its investors, not to help clients.
While your insurer has a legal obligation to pay out valid claims, it may try to pay as little as possible or nothing at all. If your insurance company fails to treat your claim fairly or reasonably, you may have grounds for an insurance bad faith claim against the company to recover not only what the insurer lawfully owed you for the original claim, but also additional compensation in penalties and fees.
The attorneys at Manchin & Ferretti can help you as a victim of insurance bad faith in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The deadline for filing insurance bad faith claims in West Virginia is only one year, so you must call as soon as possible. Request a free bad faith case evaluation at 304-264-8505.
Insurance companies have a contractual obligation to handle claims in good faith. Yet insurers may deny, delay or ignore valid claims. Results-oriented legal representation could force your insurer to pay up. Hiring a lawyer whose main focus is this practice area could allow you to take swift action against common types of insurance bad faith.
Do not walk away from a valid insurance claim without a fight. Bad faith can significantly impact your ability to recover benefits the company owes you under your policy. If you believe an insurance company is breaching its legal duties of care to you, contact an attorney to discuss a claim against the insurer for acting in bad faith.
Insurance law requires companies to handle valid claims fairly and reasonably. If your insurer breaches this obligation, legal options are available to you as a policyholder. At Manchin & Ferretti, our lead attorney spent the first decade of his career defending insurance bad faith claims. This experience could be formative for your case. Act quickly to meet the one-year filing deadline in West Virginia. Contact the Martinsburg insurance bad faith attorneys at Manchin & Ferretti today.