When you purchase auto insurance, you have every right to believe that your insurance company will act in good faith if the time comes to honor the terms of your policy. After all, you are required by law to carry insurance, so it stands to reason that you are afforded legal protections that would preserve your rights as both a driver and a consumer.
Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always act in good faith in dealing with claims filed by their policyholders. As very-much-for-profit companies, these insurance providers are trying to maximize their revenues. Part of how they accomplish this is by denying and underpaying legitimate claims, hoping that their policyholders will settle for less than they deserve without a fight. And, of course, this happens all too often. Who wants to go up against powerful insurance giants?
Thankfully for clients, the personal injury attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau are ready, willing, and eager to do so. If your auto insurance company has acted in bad faith by denying your legitimate claim or by trying to pressure you into accepting a low-ball settlement offer, the attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau will fight for your rights and work tirelessly to ensure you receive every penny to which you are legally entitled. The attorneys will not be intimidated under any circumstance by any insurance company, no matter how large or no matter how many lawyers they have on their side.
Don’t hesitate to take action if you feel that you are the victim of insurance bad faith. For an evaluation of your bad faith insurance case, please contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau, a personal injury law firm serving Daytona Beach and surrounding communities, today.
How Do Insurance Companies Get Away with Bad Faith?
First, it should be noted that not all insurance companies have the intention of acting in bad faith, and hundreds of thousands of insurance claims are paid out promptly and fairly. Insurance companies are not necessarily always the “bad guys.”
But insurance companies are also not “on your side,” either. They are looking for reasons to deny your claim or at least to minimize the amount they must pay. Sometimes they fail to investigate an accident properly, while in other cases they arrive at conclusions not supported by the evidence. Too often, they make an unreasonably low offer while policyholders are desperate and confused in the aftermath of an accident, hoping that a quick settlement that favors the company can be reached.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what the motives of the insurance companies are - if they wrongfully deny or attempt to underpay a claim, the auto accident attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau can take swift, aggressive legal action against them on behalf of clients. Insurance company bad faith cannot be tolerated, and Chanfrau & Chanfrau’s attorneys are more than willing to deliver this message through legal channels.
For further information about auto insurance bad faith, please don’t hesitate to call, email, or visit the personal injury attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau today. They would be pleased to advise you of your legal rights and options.