Longmont Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer
Gain Protection Under Colorado’s Insurance Bad Faith Laws
Colorado law prohibits insurance companies from acting in bad faith by unreasonably delaying or denying insurance benefit payments to entitled individuals. The Longmont, Colorado, insurance bad faith attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. can efficiently handle these matters, helping you achieve a prompt and effective resolution.
Understanding the Laws
Colorado has laws that address insurance companies acting in bad faith. If an individual is injured in a car accident and the at-fault party's insurance company unreasonably delays or denies their claim, the injured person may seek damages.
Similarly, if an insured individual's own insurance company unreasonably delays or denies payment and knowingly acts in bad faith, the insured person can pursue damages. This can occur in situations like home repairs, where the homeowner's insurance company unreasonably delays benefits for storm damage.
Colorado also has statutes to safeguard insured individuals from unjustifiably delayed or denied claims by their own insurance company, including specific penalties for such actions.
No Upfront Costs & No Recovery, No Fee
At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we accept insurance bad faith claims and statutory unreasonable delay and denial claims on a contingency fee basis; that means we don't get paid unless you do. We’re in this together! Our fee and the case costs we advance for you come out of the money we get for you. No recovery, no fee. It’s that simple.
Common Questions About Insurance Bad Faith
What are some common examples of insurance bad faith practices?
Examples include unreasonably denying or delaying valid claims, inadequate investigation of claims, undervaluing or underpaying claims, failing to provide a valid explanation for claim denial, or not promptly communicating with the policyholder.
What should I do if I believe my insurance company is acting in bad faith?
It is important to document all interactions and correspondence with your insurance company. Consult with Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. to understand your rights and options. We will manage your claim communications with the insurance company and pursue appropriate legal action if necessary.
Can I sue my insurance company for bad faith?
Yes, you can sue your insurance company for bad faith if they have unreasonably denied or delayed your valid claim. But remember the old adage: “If you are your own lawyer, you have a fool for a client.” Don’t go it alone. One of our Colorado injury lawyers would be happy to help evaluate the circumstances of your case and guide you through the legal process.
What types of damages can I claim in an insurance bad faith lawsuit?
In an insurance bad faith lawsuit, you may be able to claim various damages, including the amount of the original claim, any additional financial losses caused by the insurance company's actions, emotional distress, punitive damages, and attorney fees.
What is the statute of limitations for filing an insurance bad faith claim?
In Colorado, you have two years from the date of the bad faith conduct to file a claim.
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