Insurance Law Attorneys
What we do.
We represent people who are being treated unfairly by their insurance company after submitting a claim under a variety of different kinds of policies, including:
Our insurance practice includes helping people navigate first party insurance claims following a loss prior to initiating a lawsuit.
When these claims are not resolved appropriately, we have experience litigating claims against insurance companies for breaching the insurance policy agreement, acting in Bad faith, violating the Consumer Protection Act and violating the Insurance Fair Conduct Act in both state and federal courts.
How insurers act wrongfully.
Insurance companies make a promise when they sell a policy to treat you fairly and honestly when a claim is made. This is called the insurer's duty of good faith and fair dealing. An insurance company violates this duty of good faith and commits "bad faith" when it unreasonably handles a claim of a policyholder.
Typical problems with an insurance company handling a claim include:
Any of these acts by an insurance company may prove that it is acting in Bad Faith and in violation of Washington's insurance laws.
How the law can protect you.
Washington's insurance laws are designed to (1) compensate you for all the harm caused when an insurance company acts wrongfully and (2) deter an insurance company from treating others similarly.
Some of the laws that are meant to protect a person who is making a claim include:
Generally, a policyholder that proves an insurance company violated one or more of these laws is entitled to the full amount of policy benefits, attorney's fees. A wronged policyholder may also be entitled to recover damages for the additional harm caused by the insurance company's misconduct and all the costs incurred to prove the insurer acted inappropriately.
Why you should seek legal counsel quickly.
We recommend that if a person has been treated wrongfully by an insurance company, he/she should seek legal advice as soon as possible from an experienced insurance lawyer. Insurance companies typically put a short time limit on filing any claims after a loss. Failure to quickly seek legal counsel may result in a policyholder being unable to bring legal action against his/her insurer.
Why we offer free consultations.
We understand that often a person following an insurance loss does not have the means to hire an attorney on an hourly rate to obtain compensation. Because of this reality, we offer free consultations on insurance matters.
Contact our office in Everett or Seattle, Washington to schedule a free consultation with an experienced and aggressive insurance attorney. Let our firm get to work immediately to protect your rights.
CONTACT OUR OFFICE
2722 Colby Avenue, Suite 607
Everett, WA 98201
1218 Third Avenue, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101
To schedule a free
call (425) 998-8999.
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