Dallas & Houston Bad Faith Insurance Claim Attorneys

An insurance company has a duty to conduct a reasonable investigation of the claim and promptly pay a claim that is owed. An insurance company commits bad faith when it fails to reasonably investigate a claim or fails pay a claim when it is reasonably clear the claim is owed. It is improper for an insurance company to fail to conduct a reasonable investigation to be able to claim it was never clear the claim was owed. Certain unreasonable conduct by an insurance company in connection with a claim may generally constitute a State insurance code violations as well as violations of State Consumer or Deceptive Trade Practices Act statutes. Such conduct may expose the insurance company to an additional damage claim by the policyholder.

Insurance Bad Faith and Delayed Claims Handling

Many insurance companies deny or delay legitimate claims. Insurance companies and adjusters make claim denial or delay part of their normal operating practice. They make promises in their familiar advertising slogans to get your business, however frequently take steps during the claims process to minimize payout. Some insurance companies hire engineers, consultants and other “preferred” contractors they routinely use which are biased toward protecting the insurance company’s interest as well as their continued business obtained from the insurance adjuster.

Fighting the Tactics of Insurers

Many insurance companies deny or delay legitimate claims. In fact, some insurance companies and adjusters make claim denial or delay part of their normal operating practice. They make promises in their familiar advertising slogans to get your business but frequently take steps during the claims process to minimize payout. Some insurance companies hire engineers, consultants, and other “preferred” contractors that are biased toward protecting the insurance company’s interests as well as their continued business obtained from the insurance adjuster.

Grisham & Kendall, PLLC focuses on investigating whether your claim has been reasonably handled by the insurance company. We also determine ways to fight the negative tactics of insurers. Our review and investigation includes:

  • Reviewing your insurance policy and the coverage it provides.
  • Reviewing the payments made by the insurance company.
  • Reviewing all documentation related to your loss.
  • Performing an independent analysis by attorneys.
  • Engaging consultants and experts, when required, including roofing engineers, structural engineers, environmental consultants, business interruption experts, damage consultants and insurance-practices consultants.
  • Analyzing how to prove your claim in a timely and cost-effective matter.
  • Analyzing how to disprove the insurance carrier’s unreasonable position.
  • Investigating prior incidents similar to yours, including whether your insurer has a history of denying or underpaying claims like yours.

The attorneys at Grisham & Kendall, PLLC have represented hundreds of residential and commercial property owners whose claims have been wrongly denied or underpaid. If you have a disputed insurance claim, please contact us to discuss how we may be of assistance. The attorneys at Grisham & Kendall, PLLC can help your client recover what they are owed under their insurance policy. Please call Grisham & Kendall, PLLC at 214-308-2027 or contact us online today.

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Grisham & Kendall, PLLC

Dallas Office

5910 North Central Expressway #925
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: (214) 308-2027
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Houston Office

3515 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 999-5085
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Fax: (214) 308-2036

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