Insurance Bad Faith
Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP has over 40 years’ experience representing policyholders who have been treated unfairly by their insurance companies. We believe that jury verdicts help equalize large insurance companies, with their unlimited funds and teams of lawyers, and policyholders. That is why we are prepared to take every case we handle to trial.
A bad-faith claim arises when the insurer denies or delays your claim unreasonably and without proper cause. When this happens, the insurer violates the duty of good faith and fair dealing that is inherent in every insurance policy. Because of the special relationship between the insurer and its insureds, such a violation can entitle the policyholder to a wider array of damages than those that are available on a typical breach-of-contract claim.
We handle bad-faith and related claims arising from virtually every kind of insurance: health and disability, long-term care, life, auto, homeowner’s, commercial property, business interruption and others.