Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer, Long Beach, CA

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When Insurance Companies Act in Bad Faith

An insurance policy is a contract between you and the insurance company. If you pay your premiums, the company covers losses as described in the policy and defends you against policy-related lawsuits.

If an insurance company delayed or denied claims or by failed to defend against a lawsuit, you may be the victim of insurance bad faith.

The insurance bad faith attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver represent policyholders in claims against their own insurance companies. We represent individuals and businesses in disputes involving auto, home, business and private disability insurance. (We do not handle claims involving insurance you receive from your employer.)

$3.5 Million for Insurance Bad Faith

We represented an Ethiopian man who came to this country and lived the American dream— until he tangled with an insurance company.

When he first came to American he drove a cab. He eventually bought two cabs and a dry cleaning business. One day, a fire broke out in the dry cleaning shop and the building burned down.

Because of his race and ethnicity, his insurance company accused him of burning down his own business and refused to pay his fire loss claim. We proved the insurance company acted in bad faith and won $3.5 million for our client.

Failure to Defend

We not only represent client in cases involving denied claims, we also represent people whose insurance companies failed to defend them after being sued for their involvement in a car accident or for allegedly causing an injury at their home of place of business.

Insurance companies have an obligation to settle claims within the limits of the insured’s insurance policy. If they refuse the opportunity to settle within policy limits and a jury decides a case in excess of that amount, the insurance company can be sued for bad faith. Our law firm has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for clients in these so-called excess verdict cases. In many instances, the insurance companies are required to pay legal fees, preserving more of the recovery for the party who was wronged.

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Contact the insurance bad faith attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP, to arrange a free consultation about your case. From offices in Long Beach, our lawyers represent clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California.