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.