What are some to the warning signs that an insurance company is acting in bad faith?
There are some warning signs as to when an insurance company is acting in bad faith. Examples of what to look out for:
- If an insurance company isn’t responding to you and they delay in their response
- If an insurance company is not giving you answers that make sense to you
- If you’ve made and documented a claim, and the insurance company is giving you back answers that don’t match that documentation
- If an insurance company doesn’t want to put things in writing that they are telling you verbally
- If the insurance company tells you that you should not speak to a lawyer
These are things that you should look into more clearly and carefully to make sure that the insurance company is acting in good faith.
Cristina Pierson is a board certified business litigation specialist with the Law Firm of Kelley | Uustal. She represents policy holders who have filed lawsuits against insurance companies who have wrongfully denied their benefits or underpaid on their claims.