What Constitutes an Act of Bad Faith Under the Law?

An insurance policy is a legally-binding contract. Each policy contains a stipulation that the insurance provider act in good faith and deal fairly in all of their actions. The law makes it clear that any breach of contract or violation of the good faith covenant will be considered as an act of bad faith. A failure to conduct an in-depth investigation, accept an insured's reasonable settlement offer, a denial based on incorrect or improper legal standards, an unreasonable delay in payment on a claim and other deceptive practices are all examples of acts the law constitutes as bad faith.

Having an insurance claim denied or receiving what you believe to be a less than fair settlement does not necessarily mean you have become a victim of insurance bad faith. In cases such as this, it is important for you to understand what constitutes an act of bad faith under the law so that you can protect your rights and take action in your own defense. You can also greatly improve your chances of being able to protect your interests against insurance bad faith practices and recover the compensation you may be owed by hiring a lawyer from Mansell & Mansell, APC.

Our lawyers have more than 90 years collective experience and Legal Leaders Magazine voted us as Southern California Top-Rated Lawyers for 2013. Our long track record of success is a clear sign of our commitment to getting real results. It is also a testimony to the fact that we are more than qualified to advise you on whether your insurer's actions constitute an act of bad faith under the law. To find out whether you may have the right to pursue legal action against your insurer for insurance bad faith, contact a Los Angeles insurance bad faith lawyer at our firm. Call now!

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