Insurance bad faith refers to a claim that an insured person has against an insurance company for bad acts. The state of Texas has enacted laws to protect you … insurance companies owe a duty of good faith in dealing with the persons they insure. If they violate their obligation, Texas law allows for the insured person (or “policyholder”) to sue the insurance company.
Your insurance company has a duty to you as a policyholder. Bad faith, as it relates to Hurricane Ike victims is a fluid concept and is defined primarily in Texas case law. Examples of insurance bad faith include:
- improper denial of claims
- underpayment of claims
- bad adjusters, including aggressive, deceptive, or negligent practices by your insurance company
- improper calculation of deductibles
- bad faith
In some cases, Texas law may allow for punitive damages against insurance company as a mechanism to prevent future “bad behavior” by the insurance company as it relates to bad faith.
Do I Have a Hurricane Ike Insurance Bad Faith Lawsuit?
The Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Hurricane Ike insurance dispute lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation throughout the entire state of Texas and currently accepting new Hurricane Ike insurance dispute cases.
If you have been treated unfairly by your home or land owners insurance company regarding your Hurricane Ike claim, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and recovery of a proper settlement from your insurer by filing an Insurance Bad Faith lawsuit and we can help.