BAD FAITH INSURANCE
Although insurance companies in Washington must act in good faith with their own insureds, that doesn’t always happen. Some insurance companies do everything they can to avoid making payment, including wrongful claim denial, whenever they think they can get away with it. Some personal injury victims are first injured in an accident or other mishap, and then further injured by their own insurance company that improperly delays its investigation of the injury-causing event, improperly denies or delays payment, misrepresents the coverage under the policy, fails to pay the full amount of medical bills or property damage repairs, or otherwise acts in bad faith with respect to a claim. If you thought you were covered by insurance, but have had a claim rejected, the claim denial may have been made in bad faith. If you have been injured in an accident, don’t let your own insurance company cheat you out of what the insurance policy provides should be covered and paid.
If you have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and were injured in a motor vehicle crash, your insurance company should be paying for lost wages and medical bills. However, if your PIP insurer has rejected your claim or delayed payment under your PIP policy because they claim never to have received the claim, they failed to obtain a release for your medical records, or they claim that your doctor charged more than the “usual and customary charge” for procedures, we can help.
Contact us at 206-275-0700 for a free initial telephone consultation with an attorney.