Attorneys Who Hold Insurance Agencies Accountable
Attorneys Lee Eadon Isgett Popwell & Owens has expertise in first party insurance disputes, also known as Bad Faith Insurance cases. In these types of cases, the recovery arises from the wrongful handling or denial of claims made by people who are covered under contracts of insurance. Most often, these are life insurance policies where premiums have been paid and benefits are delayed or denied upon the death of the insured.
People are often fooled by the true intentions of an insurance company. While it may seem as though the insurance company representatives are looking out for your best interest, the reality is that the company is their top priority. That means they will often try to maneuver their way around paying out what is rightfully owed to individuals who have a legitimate claim. That is why it’s important to have someone on your side working against those who practice bad faith Insurance tactics. LEIP Law is home to attorneys that will fight for you so that you are not taking advantage of by any insurance company that tries to swindle you out of what is rightfully yours.
When to file a bad faith insurance claim
Paying out monthly fees to an insurance company entitles you to compensation when it is deserved. The first indication that you need to file a claim because of bad faith by an insurance company is when they deny a valid claim that is specifically stated in your insurance policy. There are other reasons you can file such a claim and they are as follows:
- Delay investigation of a claim – When a company will not investigate your claim with any type of reasonable explanation, that’s time to seek out a lawyer who can help you call that company on their bed faith.
- Delaying claim payment – There is no reason you should have to wait for a claim that is founded to be true. Companies who delay your claim without any reasonable cause are not conducting themselves in a fair and reasonable manner.
- Providing partial payment – Insurance companies have the means to pay out claims, so if you only receive part of your payment, it is time to consult a professional attorney. There’s no reason you should have to chase down a company to get what you lawfully deserve.
- Witness tampering – Any insurance company that attempts to influence a witness in any way is not acting in good faith. This provides ample cause for hiring an attorney and is one of the more extreme examples of bad faith.
- Fraudulent paperwork – It may seem far-fetched, but there are insurance companies who have regularly altered insurance documents. This is done in an effort to arrive at lower settlements or avoid paying out at all.
Hiring a bad faith insurance lawyer
The Attorneys at LEIP Law will provide you with a distinct advantage when taking on an insurance company. We act on your behalf and can be very determined in the courtroom in the event that the matter is taken that far. Our team of attorneys is very familiar with all the methods used by insurance companies to avoid and evade payment. We also know how to counter certain tactics insurance companies try to utilize in an attempt to get out of paying your claim. There is a lot involved in this process, which is why having a bad faith attorney can make all the difference in collecting payment on a claim.
LEIP Law has no issue with taking on any insurance company, even the industry giants. We are proud to continue to fight for South Carolina residents in an ongoing attempt to make sure they are not being taken advantage of when it comes to their claim.