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Bad Faith Insurance Claims Lawyer in Seattle
Nothing’s worse than working hard to obtain insurance coverage only to have your insurance company fall through during times of emergency. Whether you’re the victim of personal injury or have accidentally injured someone else, your insurance company should uphold the standards required by law. When your insurance company acts in bad faith and fails to meet your coverage expectations, it’s time to secure an insurance lawyer to help you claim the damages to which you’re entitled.
Kode Law Firm has the team you need to successfully litigate a bad faith insurance claim case. Our knowledgeable team have the experience necessary to fight for our clients’ rights. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get the compensation you deserve.
Washington State & Bad Faith Insurance Claims
Prior to filing a bad faith insurance claim, you need to understand what constitutes bad faith according to Washington State legislation. According to Washington law, all parties engaged in insurance coverage must act in “good faith, abstain from deception, and practice honesty and equity in all insurance matters.” In accordance with this law, insurers are legally obligated to treat their own and their policyholders’ rights equally when processing claims.
Washington State also applies the “equal consideration” test, which states that insurance companies cannot put their own interests ahead of policyholders’. For example, an insurance company cannot deny a claim without providing sufficient reasoning. Each claim must be thoroughly investigated and, if denied, must be backed by a valid reason for denial. Consult with your insurance claim lawyer to understand whether your case qualifies for litigation.
There are many different cases in which insurers may have acted in bad faith. Common examples of bad faith claims include the following:
- Refusal to pay a claim in compliance with your policy
- Claim processing delays
- Excessive forms and reporting to successfully file a claim
- Distributing partial claim payments or canceling coverage due to a claim
- Insufficient investigation practices
- Refusal to defend a lawsuit
- Threatening the insured
- Refusing a reasonable settlement offer
- Denying health insurance coverage following a medical diagnosis
If you believe you have been the victim of an insurance company acting in bad faith, contact an insurance claim lawyer to review the details of your case. Kode Law Firm has the knowledgeable insurance team available to help you recover the damages to which you are entitled. Contact our team to get started today!
When your insurance company fails to act in good faith, you need an auto insurance lawyer that can handle the case. At Kode Law Firm, our team has the experience necessary to successfully litigate bad faith insurance claims and get you the compensation you’re owed. Our friendly and attentive staff are proud to represent clients that speak many different languages, including English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tigrinya, Pashto, and Dari. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and begin litigating your bad faith insurance case.