The 2 Words Insurance Companies HATE to Hear

Bernie Tully Pittsburgh Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700

What are the 2 words insurance companies hate to hear from a personal injury lawyer? The words are: BAD FAITH.

The reason why is simple. In an injury case you have specific damages and injuries that can be quantified. That is not the case with bad faith. In a bad faith claim, the sky is the limit. It is up to the jury to make the determination of the $ value of the bad faith you incurred. 

Your insurance company has a fiduciary duty to you. If they don’t act in good faith, they have breached that duty.  For example, suppose you receive the wrongdoer’s policy limits which are $15,000. We then make a claim for underinsurance from your insurance company to award you extra $. Suppose you had to have surgery and were off of work. If they do not offer the extra $ to you that is bad faith. And that is what insurance companies are afraid of.

We have worked this method of going after your underinsurance policy and often we’re able to get a significant amount of additional money because there is a factual basis to allege bad faith. If you think you have this situation with your own insurance company for a car accident or anything like that – Give us a call. We will talk to you about it. If we can’t help you, we will tell you. This is a powerful tool when it is used the right way. It can get you a lot more $. I am here to help you.

Bernie Tully Pittsburgh Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700