When we suffer from injuries in accidents or losses to personal property, we expect our insurance company to cover those damages. Sometimes, however, insurance companies refuse to pay benefits for valid claims. Insurers may also unfairly delay payment of benefits, fail to settle a claim within policy limits, use unethical business practices, or expect policyholders to pay hidden fees. These unfair practices are known as insurance bad faith practices. Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.’s experienced Scranton and Wilkes-Barre lawyers represent victims of insurance denials and insurance bad faith practices.
Insurers may act in bad faith with regard to a wide range of insurance policies. These include automobile, boat, and recreational vehicle insurance, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, business insurance, health and disability insurance, life insurance and homeowner insurance, and others. If you believe your insurance company has violated the terms of your policy, or that a third party’s insurance company owes you benefits, we encourage you to contact our law firm without delay.