Skilled Legal Assistance With Insurance Bad Faith Claims

When insurance companies unjustly withhold benefits, deny benefits, delay payment or fail to defend you in a lawsuit, the company may be acting in "bad faith."

Helping Southern California Policyholders With Unpaid Claims

Peace of mind is a common reason for purchasing an insurance policy. At Buscemi Hallett LLP, we are skilled litigators who will go to court to safeguard the interests of business owners and families who feel betrayed by their insurance companies. Give us a call today to arrange a time to talk about your unique circumstances.

Our firm is rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell and has been featured in San Diego Magazine's Top Lawyers List. In every case we handle, we offer an innovative, structured approach that increases our clients' chances of obtaining positive results.

Types Of Conduct Which May Be Insurance Bad Faith

  • Deceptive practices or deliberate misrepresentation to avoid paying claims
  • Deliberate misinterpretation of records or policy language to avoid coverage
  • Unreasonable litigation conduct
  • Unreasonable delay in resolving a claim, or failure to investigate
  • Use of improper standard to deny a claim
  • Arbitrary or unreasonable demands for proof of loss
  • Abusive and coercive tactics to settle a claim
  • Compelling an insured to contribute to settlement
  • Failing to thoroughly investigate
  • Failing to maintain adequate investigative procedures
  • Failing to disclose policy limits and explain applicable policy provisions or exclusions
  • Delay in payment of benefits
  • Failure to pay insurance policy benefits
  • Delay in the insurance investigation
  • Refusal to defend, or improper reservation of rights
  • Refusing to pay a valid insurance claim
  • Refusing to pay the full value of your claim under the insurance policy
  • Taking too long to pay or deny an insurance claim
  • Refusing to provide an insurance attorney to defend you or your business if you are sued
  • Failing to timely, thoroughly, objectively and fairly investigate your insurance claim
  • Failing to comply with California's "Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations"
  • Refusing to pay your insurance claim after the California Department of Insurance determines that you have a valid claim
  • Failing to authorize necessary medical treatment you are entitled to under a health insurance policy
  • Failure to settle a claim within policy limits
  • Failure to accept a reasonable settlement demand

Decades Of Insurance Law Experience Working For You

If an insurer has reneged on its obligation to you or a policyholder claims your company is acting in bad faith, contact Buscemi Hallett LLP by calling 619-821-9163 or by sending us an email. Your initial consultation is free, and we offer evening and weekend appointments.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.