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– Joe. K. Longley, Past President, State Bar of Texas
Insurance Claim Disputes
Insurance companies often hide behind massive and complex policy language and terms. They know that owners are most vulnerable after extreme weather, a natural disaster or an accident damages their property. Unfortunately, this is also when insurance companies are likely to take advantage of policyholders.
Our lawyers know the law and bad-faith insurers’ strategies inside and out. We help schools, universities, hospitals, private businesses, local and state governments, and other public and private entities recover when insurance companies incorrectly dispute, wrongly delay or even fraudulently deny property damage claims. For business clients, we make sure that recoveries include business-interruption damages that they’re entitled to.
Gravely PC has developed a proprietary presuit resolution process designed to bring about a timely and complete recovery in insurance bad-faith cases. However, when litigation becomes necessary, our meticulous case preparation and extensive knowledge of all manner of insurance policies allow us to take on massive insurance companies and their armies of lawyers quite successfully.
We work on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing unless we recover for you.
Bad-Faith Insurance Company Tactics
Insurers use a variety of tactics to save or make money at the expense of policy-holders. They claim to use independent adjusters and experts to evaluate claims, but more often than not, these adjusters are biased based on their relationships with the insurance company.
Some insurers intentionally stall payments by continually asking for more information or asking for information that has already been provided. Each time an insurance company requests more information, the company’s deadline is extended.
Under the Texas Insurance Code, the most common acts of bad faith include:
- Intentional underpayment of a loss
- Intentional under investigation of a loss
- Wrongful denial of a claim
- Not including all damaged property in a payment
- Not following expert recommendations
Bad-faith disputes often arise in the wake of a catastrophe, such as:
- Accidents and wrongful or negligent conduct
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