More Information on Bad Faith:
- Understanding Washington Insurance Bad Faith Law
- What is the Difference Between Ordinary Claim Denial and Insurance Bad Faith?
Washington Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers
Insurance companies are great at marketing to us. They promise that if a crisis arises in our life that is covered by insurance, they will promptly and fairly take care of us.
In turn, we buy insurance policies to reduce risk and attain peace of mind. We diligently pay our premiums, and expect that if our house burns down or we are in an accident, the insurance company will be there to hold up their end of the insurance contract.
While some insurance companies follow through and help their policy holders, other insurance companies don’t act in good faith or honor valid claims, particularly if the claim is large. Instead of doing the right thing, they engage in wrongful conduct, improperly deny claims, try to pay less than what they legitimately owe, or seek to postpone payment as long as possible.
They know that the longer that they postpone payment, the more likely it is that the insured will suffer financial distress (and be forced to accept a low settlement so that rent, mortgage, and other bills can be paid). By engaging in these tactics, insurance companies increase profits at the expense of claim holders. Such wrongful course of conduct is known as insurance bad faith.
As Washington insurance bad faith attorneys, when insurance companies fail to pay claims that they legitimately owe without just cause or when they act outrageously in handling claims, we seek to hold them accountable and to have them punished for their wrongful actions.
Why We Represent Clients in Insurance Bad Faith Claims
Virtually all of us carry insurance for matters such as health coverage, drivers insurance, and homeowners’ coverage. The insurance companies that provide this coverage tend to be large, multinational, multi-billion dollar entities. They frequently have large teams of lawyers to defend them against their wrongful actions. In most cases, without legal counsel, individuals are no match against these teams of lawyers and their deep pockets.
That’s Where We Come In
We represent individuals against insurance companies. When insurance companies face us, they know they are facing experienced legal counsel who know the law of insurance bad faith and who will work tirelessly in seeking justice and fair compensation for wrongdoing.
When insurance companies act wrongly they have two options: pay our clients for their wrongful behavior or face us at trial.
We are tenacious about case preparation and advancing the interests of our clients, and if an insurance company is not willing to make a fair settlement, we will be well-prepared to present our client’s case at trial and to let a jury make a determination as to whether bad faith occurred.
If You Have Been Treated Wrongly by an Insurance Company, Please Call Us
We will meet with you for a free, no-obligation consultation so that we may learn your case. Once we learn more about the facts and circumstances of your matter, we can advise you as to whether we believe that a strong case for insurance bad faith exists, as well as the legal avenues available for seeking compensation against the insurance company for their wrongful conduct.
If you retain our firm, unless otherwise agreed, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means that there will be no fees to our firm unless and until we recover damages for you.
Call us today at 206-388-0333 to arrange for a free consultation to get started with your case.