Bad Faith: Insurance Companies Hate to Hear These Words

Bernard Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700

What are the 2 words that 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 insurance company dealing with you in bad faith.

Your insurance company has a fiduciary duty to negotiate with you in good faith. 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 experience using this method of going after your underinsurance policy and we are often able to get a significant amount of additional money if 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 – 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.

Our main focus is honesty. We always preach it. We are passionate about trying to help any injured person or family member with their case. Questions about the blog? CALL US!

Bernard Tully Allegheny County Car Accident Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700 and 1-800-518-0050