Bad Faith Actions
The relationship between an insurance company and the insured is a special relationship, requiring the company to act in good faith and with the best intentions towards the insured. An insurer is required to adjust and pay a claim in a timely and fair manner. Courts have found insurance companies to be in bad faith when they:
- Fail to promptly investigate claims
- Refuse to pay claims without reasonable investigation
- Fail to provide a reasonable explanation for denial of a claim
- Fail to acknowledge notice of a claim
If an insurance company fails to pay a claim it is obligated to pay, or does not treat your claim with the promptness it deserves, the insurer may be acting in bad faith. An insurer acting in bad faith may be liable for additional damages beyond the loss sustained. Our Atlanta attorneys will help you hold your insurance company accountable for their contractual duty.