Bad Faith Insurance Attorneys in California & Massachusetts
Have you or a loved one had your insurance claim coverage unexpectedly limited or totally denied without justification or warning? Under Federal and state-specific laws and regulations, insurance companies are required to act in “good faith” while dealing with policyholders that they insure. In fact, every insurance “contract”, or policy, is protected by these Federal and state statutes. If an insurance company violates that contract in any way, the insured individual has rights and is entitled to pursue legal action against the policy issuer.
The experienced bad faith insurance attorneys at Forrest | LaMothe are committed to fighting to ensure that insurance companies operating in California and Massachusetts comply with all laws and regulations when issuing, servicing and adjusting various types of policies issued to policyholders.
These insurance policies may include, but are not limited to:
- Long-term care
If a policyholder has had their legal rights violated, current legal statutes afford them protection on both breach of contract and/or tort grounds. A tort claim means that one party, in this case the insurance policy issuer, may have caused a civil wrong resulting in loss or harm to the insured which is free to be pursued in the legal system. Under tort sections of the law, the victim of bad faith insurance practices may be entitled to punitive damages and/or the payment of their attorney fees and court costs.
Insurance companies are mandated under the laws and regulations to provide certain duties to their policyholders including the duty to investigate a claim and report their findings, the duty to indemnity, the duty to defend their policyholders, and a duty to settle reasonably which varies depending upon the jurisdiction. If you believe that you were misled or treated unduly by an insurance company you may have a case.
We Represent Clients in Bad Faith Insurance Cases
If you or a loved one live in California or Massachusetts and believe that you are a victim of unfair, deceptive or fraudulent insurance practices, you have legal rights and may be entitled to compensation. Please contact the law offices of Forrest | LaMothe today for a free, no commitment consultation and case review to see if one of our experienced bad faith insurance practices attorneys can be of assistance. Our team of experts stands ready to guide you seamlessly through the legal process while easing your concerns and getting your life back on track again.