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CAN I SUE MY INSURER FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS RESULTING FROM THE BAD FAITH HANDLING OF MY CLAIM?

In general, yes. In many instances, an insurance companys unreasonable denial or delay of a valid claim can result in life-altering misfortunes, such as repossession of property, refusal of needed...

WHAT IS THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARDS?

If a policyholder commits insurance fraud, he or she may go to jail. Because insurance companies don’t go to jail when they commit fraud, they must be punished monetarily. The...

WHAT ARE PUNITIVE DAMAGES? HOW DOES ONE COLLECT THEM?

In addition to awarding a plaintiff actual damages and damages for emotional distress and/or physical injury, the court may assess punitive damages against an insurance company to serve as a...

HOW DOES SHERNOFF BIDART ECHEVERRIA LLP DECIDE WHICH CASES TO HANDLE?

Our Intake Department is staffed by new case analysts who personally talk with each and every person who contracts our firm. These analysts record the details of the scenarios they...

IF MY CASE IS ACCEPTED BY SHERNOFF BIDART ECHEVERRIA LLP, AM I GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN A TRIAL?

Not necessarily. In fact, the majority of cases we handle are resolved by settlement, which can occur right away, prior to a scheduled trial or even during a trial. Your...
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