Trusted Oklahoma City
& Tulsa Bad Faith Attorney
Insurance companies are legally required to deal fairly with their insured customers and act in “good faith.” This means that a company cannot make up a reason to deny your claim when your policy manual states it will be covered. Bad faith can involve the insurance company’s failure to properly investigate your claim or improper valuation of your damages. An insurance company may also be acting in bad faith in Oklahoma if it fails to properly defend a lawsuit or refuses to pay the settlement in a covered lawsuit. Navigating the complicated legal landscape usually requires an experienced lawyer. If you feel your insurance claim has been wrongfully denied, or if your carrier has acted in bad faith by delaying handling of your claim, inadequately investigating your claim, refusing to defend a lawsuit or make a reasonable settlement offer, or unreasonably interpreting your policy, you may have a case a bad faith attorney can pursue.
The Oklahoma bad faith insurance attorneys at Lawter and Associates will review your policy for inconsistencies in your coverage and work with you to make sure the insurance company upholds its duty to you. Our convenient law offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa give you access to bad faith insurance claim expertise wherever you live in Oklahoma.
Bad Faith FAQ’s
Q: My insurance claim was denied. Can I appeal the denial?
A: If you think your claim was denied in error, you may appeal. Follow your insurance policy instructions for filing an appeal. If both your initial claim and your appeal are denied, and you think the company is not upholding the policy, contact an Oklahoma bad faith insurance lawyer to follow up your claim.
Q: What is insurance bad faith?
A: Insurance companies and their policy holders are both required to honor the contract and act in “good faith and fair dealing.” This means that you both hold up your end of the policy when it comes to an insurance claim. For example, you must submit your claim in a timely fashion, cooperate with the insurer regarding the loss, and provide any reasonably requested information. They, in turn, must pay a claim covered by the insured’s policy. If an insurance company refuses to pay a covered claim or tries to settle it for less than the true and fair value, it could be considered “bad faith.” Because insurance policies can be complicated and difficult to understand, it is important to contact a qualified Tulsa or Oklahoma City attorney experienced in dealing with insurance companies.
Why Choose A Lawter Law Attorney?
30+ years of Oklahoma insurance law experience
- Lawyers of integrity: honesty, reliability and trust
- Our attorneys are dedicated to a quick and smooth process
- A free legal consultation in our office or at your home
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