Recovering the Benefits Which You Are Owed
The duty of an insurance company is to provide fair and prompt reimbursement in the event of an accident or injury. Despite signing a legal contract with policyholders that deems the insurance company responsible for certain terms, some of these companies play hardball when presented with legitimate claims. They may, for example, deny the claim, offer an unacceptably low amount, or delay payment. In these cases, it’s smart to retain the services of an attorney who is experienced in handling insurance disputes. Contact attorney J. Todd Tenge, serving Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, and the entire Front Range, for more information if you are having difficulty collecting the reimbursement you are owed through your insurance provider.
Insurance Bad Faith
Colorado law requires insurance companies to act in “good faith” when handling your claim. Insurance carriers must promptly investigate your claim, communicate with you regarding the status of your claim, and either pay your claim or offer an explanation as to why your claim was denied. If you file a claim after a workplace accident or car accident, for example, and your insurance provider fails to meet any of these guidelines, they may be violating the terms of your insurance contract and acting in “bad faith.” Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, the applicable law, and the language of your insurance policy, you may be entitled to sue them for the original amount of benefits that you were seeking, plus additional damages, including attorneys fees, and the costs of filing suit. You may also be entitled to punitive damages. The Tenge Law Firm, LLC has handled insurance bad faith claims for 20 years. We have successfully represented injured claimants in bad faith cases against the following carriers, among others:
- State Farm
- Am Fam
Many of our clients experience frustration with their own auto insurance providers. Certain providers, in an attempt to maximize their own company profits, may minimize the amount that they pay out in auto accident claims, leaving victims without suitable compensation for their losses. We see this occur with policyholders who are injured in a motor vehicle accident – and even hit by an uninsured or underinsured motorist – and are unfairly denied reimbursement and reasonable compensation. Our insurance disputes attorney takes action against these unfair practices, and will hold insurance companies accountable for the terms to which they agreed in the original contract. If you filed a claim with your insurance company after getting injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, or drunk driving accident, and are having trouble obtaining payment, please contact the Tenge Law Firm, LLC today.
Types of Disputes and Coverage
The Tenge Law Firm, LLC handles disputes in which an insurance company ignored a claim, delayed paying a claim, underpaid a claim, denied a legitimate claim, or made unreasonable demands of the insured. These disputes may involve all types of coverage, including health insurance, auto insurance, homeowners’ insurance, and even disability benefits through ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act). Our legal team is familiar with all of the tactics that an insurance company will use in order to protect their own financial interests and avoid paying the full amount that a policyholder is owed.
Contact Our Insurance Disputes Attorney
Insurance companies often employ an arsenal of tough attorneys, so it’s imperative that you have an aggressive attorney in your corner. Contact insurance disputes attorney J. Todd Tenge, serving Boulder and Fort Collins areas, to set up an initial consultation to discuss your case.