By: Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
March 25, 2013
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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 medical care, foreclosure of a business, etc. These events naturally can have substantial emotional and/or physical repercussions, and those who suffer them are often compensated when bad faith is substantiated.