As a homeowner, you know that you have to have insurance to protect your asset. Your home is a significant investment, and you have to make sure you have coverage if something happens that results in a catastrophic loss.
When you obtain an insurance policy, the policy will clearly state what is and what is not covered. You rely upon this document to tell you what sort of benefits you will receive in exchange for your policy premiums. Unfortunately, many insurance companies try to dodge their responsibilities in these agreements and deny your claims for coverage.
In some circumstances, these denials may lead to claims of bad faith. Bad faith insurance claims result when insurance companies refuse to honor their obligations. This can mean situations where companies deny claims, or take extensive time reviewing requests for compensation under a policy.
It is not easy to show that a company acted in bad faith. They may claim that there were valid reasons for the delay or denial, and this can bog down your case even more. If it can be determined that the company acted in bad faith, there may be additional compensation awarded to the insured. California law provides an opportunity for punitive damages in the event that bad faith can be demonstrated by the policy holder, so insurance companies contest these claims aggressively.
Because this is such a complex area of law, you should reach out to an attorney to discuss your potential claim. This is a very complex area of the law, and you need someone experienced with these types of claims to truly understand your options.
An attorney will be able to perform a thorough review of your situation to see if the facts in your case allow you to recover compensation from your insurance company. In the event that you are able to bring a claim against your insurer, your attorney will be able to pursue a resolution on your behalf.
Insurance companies will have a team of lawyers ready to fight your claim. You have to make sure that you have an attorney on your side to protect your rights. Your attorney will ensure that you are able to recover maximum compensation.