Disputes with insurance companies can take many forms. A disability insurance company may refuse to pay benefits once the insured person becomes disabled. A life insurance company can refuse to pay double indemnity because the insurance company denies that the death was “accidental.” An automobile insurer may decide not to pay the coverage for underinsured motorists. A homeowners insurance company can refuse to pay for a house that burned down or that was damaged by wind or water. Or an insurer may refuse defend or pay a claim against a homeowner on the ground that the claim is not “covered” by the policy. And on and on . . . the possibilities for a refusal to pay are almost endless.
An insurance company has a duty of good faith in dealing with its policyholders. Insurers may be liable for punitive damages or for treble damages if they engage in unfair or deceptive practices.
If you feel that you have been mistreated by an insurance company, we will discuss the facts with you and see whether you may have a claim to pursue. The Barron & Berry lawyers have the experience in insurance law to give you the advice you need.
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