If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may know that dealing with insurance companies can be almost as scary as the accident itself.
But did you know that all insurance companies in the U.S. owe you a duty of good faith and fair dealing?
That’s right! And this duty likely applies to both your insurance company and the insurance company of the party that injured you.
If you think you may have been the victim of Allstate’s bad-faith practices in resolving an accident or injury insurance claim, we may be able to help.
The duty of good faith and fair dealing means that companies like Allstate need to act fairly in handling claims. This includes processing, investigating, and making decisions about insurance claims.
Our team at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC., has helped many Coloradans like you handle personal injury claims—and the Allstate insurance lawsuits that sometimes arise as a result of a poorly handled claim.
What Is Bad Faith?
The State of Colorado takes bad-faith insurance practices very seriously. In fact, Allstate has been held liable for its bad-faith insurance practices in Colorado courts many times.
The issues in these cases have had to do with a variety of policies and practices. But the courts’ rulings always came down to the same thing: Allstate’s alleged bad-faith actions.
If you live in Colorado and think you’ve been harmed by Allstate’s failure to investigate your claim, we can help you understand your rights.
The Tenge Law Firm’s goal is to achieve justice for injured parties, and that includes fighting for the insurance benefits you deserve.
Who Is Allstate?
The Allstate Corporation is a multi-billion dollar insurance brand and operates many insurance companies in the United States.
You may not even realize that the insurance company you’re fighting with on the other end of the phone is Allstate.
For instance, some of the brands that Allstate owns and operates that don’t carry the Allstate name include:
- Encompass Insurance Company;
- Castle Key Insurance Company; and
- American Heritage Life Insurance Company.
After a serious accident, you may not even be aware that you’re dealing with a notoriously difficult insurance company.
Experienced personal injury counsel can help you understand how to navigate both the insurance companies and the law.
When Would I Encounter an Allstate Bad Faith Issue?
If you’re ever in an accident and need to file an insurance claim, you might encounter an Allstate bad-faith issue.
The company’s former employees once notoriously disclosed the fact that Allstate used a “three Ds” strategy—deny, delay, and defend—to line its pockets with money that rightfully belonged to claimants.
If you’ve ever filed a claim under any of the following policies held by Allstate, you may find yourself on the receiving end of a bad-faith “three Ds” strategy:
- Auto or motorcycle insurance;
- Recreational vehicle insurance;
- Homeowner, renter, and condo insurance;
- Business insurance;
- Life insurance; and
- Supplemental health insurance.
Don’t get caught out when you need the support of insurance funds the most. Make sure that after you’ve sought medical attention for an injury, you call an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney before speaking to the insurance company.
How the Tenge Law Firm Can Help
For almost 30 years, J. Todd Tenge and his team have been helping folks like you fight for their rights after an accident.