When you spend your hard-earned money on an insurance policy, you assume it will compensate you for a loss.

Insurance Bad Faith

When you spend your hard-earned money on an insurance policy, you assume it will compensate you for a loss—no matter whether the loss is to your vehicle, your home, many assume they won’t be denied disability benefits or life insurance benefits. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out this way. If your claim is denied most people file an appeal. And if the appeal is denied they simply throw up their hands in frustration and give up.  It’s at these moments where Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie can help.

Contact us immediately so we can fight this complex battle with you and obtain any damages that may be owed to you. We are a leader in bad faith litigation and have a demonstrated track record to prove it.

Under California law, when your insurance company breaches its duties under its insurance policy, it may be liable for the tort of bad faith. A jury may award compensatory, and in certain cases, punitive damages as a result of the mishandling of insurance claims. A promise of good faith and fair dealing is implied in every insurance policy and this goes beyond mere payment of the loss claimed under the policy.

Punitive Damages

A jury may award punitive damages if they determine an insurance company acted in bad faith or did so with oppression, fraud, or malice and the insurance company may be liable for punitive damages because of the acts of its employees. The California Unfair Claims Practice Act (Insurance Code Section 790.03 (h) contains standards for the investigation and handling of insurance claims. The California

Department of Insurance is responsible for enforcing this statute and related regulations. Please report all your complaints to the Department of Insurance. Not only must they investigate each claim, but every report of infraction is compiled for future reference.

If you believe you are experiencing a situation involving Insurance Bad Faith, we urge you to contact us immediately. Our Insurance Bad Faith attorneys have won over hundreds of million dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients over the past 40 years.

DISCLAIMER. The information on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should formally consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Please be advised, however, contacting us, submitting a case to us, and/or discussing your case with us does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.