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Bad Faith Insurance Claims Attorneys in Pennsylvania
Insurance Claims Lawyers in Pittsburgh
Insurance companies in Pennsylvania and across the United States have certain responsibilities and duties they must fulfill to their insured clients. This includes responding to clients, settling claims in a reasonable and timely fashion, paying a fair amount for the insured’s injuries, and meeting obligations set forth in their policies. When an insurance company fails to live up these obligations, the company may be acting in bad faith and should be held accountable for its actions.
At the law firm of Tom Crenney & Associates, our attorneys represent clients in bad faith insurance actions in the Pittsburgh area and throughout Western Pennsylvania. We work hard to ensure that our clients receive the benefits they paid for under their insurance policies. If you have been injured and the insurance company has acted improperly in the delay or denial of your claim, you need experienced representation from an insurance claims lawyer.
Types of Bad Faith Insurance Claims
Insurance claims that are said to be in “bad faith” can account for many different types of action or inaction, including:
- Failure to act within a reasonable time
- Failure to investigate claims in a reasonable manner
- Delayed settlement offer or settlement payments
- Delay or denial of a claim without providing a sufficient reason
- Providing an unreasonably low offer of compensation for damages
- Deceptive policies or business practices
- Failure to provide the coverage that was paid for under the insurance contract
Pursuing bad faith insurance claims can be a difficult process that requires the assistance of an attorney who understands Pennsylvania law and what duties the insurance company has towards its claimants.
Litigation in Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Claims
In a car accident when the other driver is uninsured or underinsured, you may be able to file a claim with your own insurance company recover compensation when the other driver does not have enough insurance to compensate you for your injuries. In many of these cases, your own insurance company will not properly compensate you for your injuries or properly handle your claim. When that happens, you need an insurance attorney to explain to you your rights and how to protect them. Whether you are pursuing an arbitration, jury trial or a bad faith claim, the team of lawyers and support staff at our firm can handle all of your needs.
Contact Tom Crenney & Associates to Make It a Fair Fight
Although it can sometimes seem like insurance companies have the upper hand on their policyholders, there is a way to level the playing field. By hiring an experienced attorney at Tom Crenney & Associates, you can get the protection you need for your rights and best interests.
Contact us for a free initial consultation. Call us in Pittsburgh at 412.644.5545 or toll free at 888.644.5545.