Insurance companies should pay claimants what they’re owed. When these organizations withhold payment from claimants, pressure them into accepting low settlements, or otherwise employ “bad-faith insurance practices,” you have legal rights and protections.
Berger and Green has more than 40 years of experience advocating for Pennsylvanians. If you’re having a hard time dealing with an insurance company, our Pittsburgh insurance claims lawyers are ready to help. We offer free, confidential case reviews during which you can explore your options.
Our Team Can Protect You Against These Unfair Tactics
We believe that if you have insurance coverage, you deserve those benefits. We’re ready to manage your case if one or more of the following factors apply to you:
The Insurance Company Denies Your Claim
Many insurance companies unjustly deny valid claims. They do this to save money or discourage claimants from seeking what they need. When this happens, the insurance company must give a written reason why it denied your claim. Otherwise, the organization may not be acting in good faith.
If the insurance company denies your claim, we can:
- Review the reason for your claim’s denial
- Provide additional supporting evidence
- Negotiate a fair deal
- Highlight the liable policy and explain what you’re entitled to receive
The Insurance Company Passes Your Claim Around From Adjuster to Adjuster
Insurance companies may resort to extreme measures to deny claimants compensation. For instance, you might speak to one representative and build rapport, only to deal with a different person the next time you call.
The insurance company may also delay your claim, hoping you’ll drop it, or that when it finally offers a settlement, you’ll accept it without hesitation.
Berger and Green holds insurance companies accountable. Not only will we manage all communications with insurance representatives, but we will also fight to ensure they treat you fairly.
The Insurance Company Offers Less Than You Deserve
Our insurance claims lawyers in Pittsburgh want to recover the full cost of your damages. You should receive everything the liable insurance policy covers––and not a penny less.
If the claims adjuster offers a low settlement, we can:
- Present further evidence of your losses
- Counter any accusations of negligence
- Consult with third-party field experts regarding your damages’ value
- Apply state and federal laws to your case
The Insurance Company Purposefully Gives You the Wrong Information
The insurance company may give you misleading information to jeopardize your claim’s success. For instance, it might say that you have two weeks to submit your claim. Then, after you file it, the insurer may say you missed the deadline because you only had a one-week deadline.
We don’t have patience for dishonest insurance companies. If you’re getting the wrong information, you have protection both under the law and from your lawyer. We’ll do everything possible to promote your insurance claim’s success.
These are just some examples of bad-faith insurance practices listed above. If you’re encountering an issue not listed here, we’re ready to hear your story.
For a free legal consultation with a insurance claims lawyer serving Pittsburgh, call 412-661-1400
Damages You Can Seek Through an Insurance Claim
Each insurance policy is unique. Some provide total coverage for catastrophic events. Others only cover damages up to a certain monetary value. That being said, after reviewing the applicable insurance policy, you could recover:
- The cost of any property damage
- Your healthcare expenses (if you suffered harm in an accident)
- Lost income and other related employment losses
- The cost of traveling to and from doctors’ appointments
- The cost of laying a loved one to rest
Other recoverable damages may apply to your situation.
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We Can File Your Insurance Claim Within the Applicable Deadline
You might have heard of “the statute of limitations.” Under Pa. C.S.A. § 5524, adults generally have two years to file a personal injury civil lawsuit. However, this deadline may not apply to your insurance claim, depending on the type of claim and type of insurance involved.
Depending on the type of claim, each insurance company may have its own rules regarding filing deadlines and other time-sensitive issues. We understand that after getting hurt, managing your case can get complicated.
With our insurance claims lawyers in Pittsburgh on your side, you don’t have to worry about anything. We will do everything your case requires.
What Happens If the Insurance Company Denies My Claim?
The insurance company can’t deny your claim for no reason. It must provide a written explanation as to why. Once we review the reason, we can craft a strategy to recover what you deserve. If the insurance company still won’t cooperate:
We Can File a Lawsuit Against the At-Fault Party
If you suffered harm due to negligence (like in a collision or slip and fall), we can sue the at-fault party. You can also pursue recovery for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
When we file your lawsuit, you can trust our lawyers to:
- Abide by all necessary deadlines
- Investigate your case and gather evidence
- Present your case at trial
- Cross-examine witnesses and take depositions
- Consult with field experts about your situation
- Contest any accusations of fault
- Protect you from unfair courtroom proceedings
- Keep your case moving forward
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We Can Advocate For You on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Insurance coverage is supposed to provide compensation for specific situations. When the liable insurance provider doesn’t come through, you might worry about affording certain expenses – such as employing a lawyer from our firm.
Berger and Green provides legal help on a contingency-fee basis. We’re so confident in our ability to resolve your case that you won’t pay anything until you recover compensation. We take our attorney’s fees from your settlement.
We don’t charge retainers, hourly rates, or upfront fees. You won’t get any surprise invoices in the mail. You’ll understand everything about our payment plan from the very beginning.