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Helping Southern California Policyholders With Unpaid 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.” 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 that feel betrayed by their insurance companies. Give us a call today to arrange a time to talk about your unique circumstances. From our office in San Diego, we serve clients throughout Southern California.

Types Of Conduct That May Be Insurance Bad Faith

The types of conduct that can constitute insurance bad faith are many and various. They include:

  • Unreasonable delay
  • Failure to defend
  • Failure to settle
  • Paying or offering an unreasonably low policy benefit
  • Abusive or coercive tactics
  • Unjustified failure to pay
  • Misrepresenting policy coverage or facts
  • Failure to respond or timely respond
  • Failure to properly investigate
  • Failure to properly cite policy terms
  • Misleading regarding deadlines or terms
  • Undue delay in the claim process
  • Wrongful denial of policy benefits
  • Unreasonable demands for proof of loss
  • Forcing an insured to contribute to settlement
  • Demanding a release in exchange for payment of claim

There are all sorts of variations on this delay or refusal theme. Some of them involve denied claims and some do not.

For you, the bottom line is that you don’t have to let it go unchallenged. With our help, you can hold your insurer accountable by bringing a bad faith insurance claim.

Decades Of Insurance Law Experience Working For You

Attorneys at Buscemi Hallett LLP are rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, included in the California Super Lawyers list, featured as Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine and proud to receive Avvo’s Client Satisfaction Award. In every case we handle, our attorneys offer an innovative, structured approach that increases our clients’ chances of obtaining positive results in insurance litigation.

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.