3 Common Myths about Insurance Bad Faith Lawsuits

Many people lost their homes or business properties because of the devastating Central Texas wildfires. For these unfortunate Texans, a successful insurance claim may mean the difference between financial stability and complete ruin. However, some insurers may not pay out the policy’s value or may reject the claim altogether. In these insurance bad faith instances, there may be legal action available to recover the full amount of the claim.

If you have lost property in the wildfires and haven’t received the policy coverage you deserve, you may be entitled to pursue a lawsuit to get that restitution. For more information, contact a knowledgeable Bastrop fire insurance claim lawyer of Williams Hart today by calling 800-639-8460.

Misconceptions Regarding Bad Faith

There are many common misconceptions regarding insurance bad faith that can be greatly misleading. Thus, it is important to uncover the truth regarding these myths so that you can pursue a successful lawsuit.

Myth #1: Your Claim Was Rejected Due to Your Mistakes

In fact, insurance companies attempt to increase profitability by paying as little as possible for claims or even denying claims outright. Even if a person has sufficient evidence of damages caused by a wildfire, an insurer may still find a way to disqualify them from full coverage or from receiving coverage at all.

Myth #2: Late Payment is Better Than No Payment

As a policyholder, your insurer has agreed to provide you with coverage according to your original policy agreement. If your provider underpays on your claim, you may be able to take legal action against this form of insurance bad faith.

Myth #3: You Do Not Need an Attorney

In truth, policy providers will put their extensive company resources behind a lawsuit. Even a well-prepared policyholder likely does not have the training, time, or money to singlehandedly handle a legal battle with an unethical insurance company. An experienced attorney, on the other hand, can handle a policyholder’s case for them.

Contact Us

If you’re fighting for policy coverage after wildfire damages, you may want to consider taking your insurer to court over these payments. To learn more about your options, contact an aggressive Bastrop fire insurance claim attorney of Williams Hart at 800-639-8460 today.

Note: Williams Hart's primary office is 8441 Gulf Freeway, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77017-5051. The Leon Law Firm's primary office is One Sugar Creek Center Boulevard, Suite 980, Sugar Land, Texas 77478.

Williams Hart and The Leon Law Firm are taking joint responsibility for potential cases as co-counsel.

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