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How to Tell if an Insurer Is Acting in Bad Faith
After a serious NYC car accident, you may be relieved to think that you can just hand off your claim to the insurance company, letting it handle the claim and send you a fair settlement. Here’s the problem—insurance companies don’t always offer fair settlements.
Your insurance company may have even acted in bad faith, but you may be unsure how to tell. In these cases, you may have trouble getting compensated fairly for your losses. But you don’t have to let the insurance company get away with that. You can instead read on to learn how to tell if an insurer is acting in bad faith.
Signs of a Bad Faith Insurance Settlement
After a serious car accident, you may suspect that your insurance company is acting in bad faith. You may have taken all the right steps, including notifying them shortly after the accident, getting medical care, and filing a police report about your accident.
Now, the insurance company may be reacting in a way that hurts your claim. Below are a few ways an insurance company may act in bad faith:
- Refusing to respond to your claim
- Lowballing your insurance settlement
- Denying your claim unfairly
- Responding slowly to your claim
All these actions are meant to make you desperate. That means you’re more likely to accept whatever offer they give you, even if it’s insultingly low. Because of this, you may need to take action against your insurance company.
What You Can Do About Insurers Acting in Bad Faith
Luckily, insurance companies can face consequences for failing to do their duty as insurers. If the company fails to compensate you quickly and fairly, it may be found as acting in bad faith. That means you have a chance to take your claim to court and seek full compensation for your damages.
If you’re already seeking compensation for your accident, seeking compensation from an insurance company acting in bad faith can be stressful. Luckily, your lawyer can take care of the details. They have the experience and tools you need to make your claim a success.
Your car accident lawyer in NYC can help you determine whether your insurance company is acting in bad faith and failing to fairly compensate you. Your lawyer can then take them to court in New York and represent you. That gives you more time to focus on your health and family, without sacrificing your compensation.
Talk to a Lawyer About Your Settlement
After a serious injury, you need an insurance settlement that meets your needs. Because of this, you need to know how to tell if an insurer is acting in bad faith. If you think they are, or if you’re unsure, you can call a lawyer at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. We can discuss whether you’re facing a bad-faith insurance claim and what we can do about your claim. To learn more, take advantage of our free consultations by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by completing the online contact form below.