People buy insurance and pay monthly premiums with the expectation that when the need arises, their insurance company will be there. When someone makes a claim against you, your insurance company has an obligation to defend you in court and pay that claim to protect you. When it does not, the insurance company may be guilty of bad faith.
An insurance company can commit bad faith by unreasonably denying the claim, failing to promptly and completely investigate the claim, unreasonably delay paying the claim, failing to defend you in court, interpreting the insurance policy in its favor, or offering an unreasonable settlement. This bad faith claim could include your home, life, business, auto, or other property.
The attorneys at Dollar, Burns & Becker have handled hundreds of bad faith cases. We fight for more than money. We fight for change. Our attorneys continually work with local and state governments to create and reform laws that protect our citizens from insurance companies who fail to provide what has been guaranteed.
We have built a solid reputation as one of the preeminent plaintiff firms for insurance bad faith cases. Insurance companies know our reputation and give our clients and their cases the respect and attention they deserve. Our attorneys have reached more than $130 million in settlements for our clients against both small and large insurance companies.
Our clients are often shocked to learn bad faith insurance lawsuits occur every day. Common examples of insurance bad faith include:
- Denying the insured or their loved ones the terms of their policies.
- Refusing to investigate in a timely manner.
- Settling for less money than deserved.
- Refusing to pay the claim without a reasonable basis.
- Delaying the payment of the claim.
For all these reasons, it is imperative to hire a lawyer who often litigates insurance bad faith cases. Insurance companies know our reputation, meaning you and your case will get the respect and attention you deserve.
Tim Dollar, Tom Hershewe and Josh Becker have built a nationwide reputation as the best, thanks to our vigorous representation of victims of negligence. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we fully understand how insurance companies operate as well as how each state differs on the awarding of punitive damages. We use this knowledge to pursue the maximum compensation for our clients and hold insurance companies fully accountable for their injustice.