Insurance Coverage Disputes and Bad Faith Lawsuits
Insurance companies are in business to make money. They have a vested interest in limiting what they pay on claims, and they may have legitimate grounds to reject or cap certain claims. Some insurers are more notoriously tightfisted than others, and some insurers are known for their systematic use of every dirty trick in the book.
At the Hudson Valley law firm of Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, we have the experience and clout to hold insurance companies accountable to their obligations under the terms of the policy and the laws of New York.
If you are involved in an insurance dispute or believe that your claim has been illegally denied, contact us for a free case evaluation. We will negotiate on your behalf or represent you in a bad faith lawsuit for damages.
Poughkeepsie Insurance Litigation Attorneys
Our lawyers have represented policyholders in many types of insurance disputes, including homeowners' insurance, automobile accident liability, uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage and commercial general liability (CGL) claims. We have negotiated and litigated a wide range of coverage disputes, from lowball settlement offers and endless delay tactics to dubious policy interpretations and policy cancellations based on petty technicalities.
We commonly seek a declaratory judgment on whether the claim is or is not covered, to force the insurance company's hand in resolving the dispute.
We have also successfully sued insurers for bad faith denial, which means that a legitimate claim was wrongfully and willfully denied, often as part of a broader pattern of denying certain types of claims. Companies found accountable for bad faith must pay up to triple damages plus attorney fees.
New York Bad Faith Insurance Lawyers
An actual bad faith lawsuit is rare and difficult to prove. In most cases, our intervention convinces the insurer to stop its delay tactics, reverse its denial of a claim and/or pay the policy limits or the full value of the claim.
We pride ourselves on our service to clients and our results. To discuss your case in a free, confidential consultation, call or e-mail us today. We have offices in Wappingers Falls and Poughkeepsie.
Thomas Davis is the contributing attorney to this content.