Houston Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer
Your insurance company is obligated to deal with you fairly. If your insurance company is refusing to cooperate after your home has been damaged, turn to a Houston bad faith insurance attorney for help.
Unfortunately, insurance companies sometimes fail to serve their customers when they need their insurance benefits most. Houston residents are all too familiar with this—when natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey strike, their insurance companies often leave them to fend for themselves by denying or delaying their flood, wind, and fire damage claims.
But victims of bad faith insurance practices don’t have to just accept what the insurance company says. You can fight back by hiring a Houston bad faith insurance lawyer.
The Colley Firm, PC is dedicated to helping Houston residents who have been wronged by their insurance companies.
Defining Bad Faith
Bad faith is a broad term that encompasses any action by your insurance company that violates the agreement you have with it. This concept can take many forms, from refusing to investigate a claim or taking too long to do so to refusing a valid claim or making an insultingly low settlement offer.
While many insurers do pay their customers according to their policies, some will attempt to withhold payment—particularly in times when they see an influx of homeowners insurance claims, as they inevitably will see after Harvey’s wreckage has been cleared.
Fortunately, Texas law recognizes that not all insurers act in good faith and has provisions through which victims like you can seek the compensation they deserve. A Houston insurance bad faith lawyer can help you navigate this complex area of the law as you seek the compensation you deserve.
Pursuing the Compensation You Deserve
The Colley Firm, PC can help you hold the insurance company accountable for its bad faith dealings with you. We understand that the incidents that lead to insurance claims for wind, flood, and fire damage put your life on hold, and we’re ready to help you get things moving again.
A Houston insurance bad faith attorney from our firm will pursue both the compensation your insurer owes you from your initial claim and compensation for any damages you have suffered because of your insurer’s refusal to treat you with respect.
Damages outside of the compensation your insurer initially owed you might include the following:
- Stress and anxiety as a result of your insurance company’s tactics against you
- Additional expenses you incurred while fighting your insurer, such as hotel fees while your home was unlivable
- Legal fees you incurred throughout the process
Your attorney will likely start by sending a demand letter to your insurance company. Sometimes, simply getting a letter from a lawyer is enough to scare the insurance company into coughing up the compensation it owes you. But if that doesn’t do the trick, we won’t hesitate to take the insurer to court.
Work with a Houston Bad Faith Insurance Attorney
The attorneys at the Colley Firm, PC will do everything in their power to make sure you are fully and fairly compensated by your insurance company. We’ll handle the stressful legal details while you focus your energy on rebuilding your life.
We serve Houston residents from our office in Katy. To contact a Houston bad faith insurance lawyer at that office, give us a call at 832-838-6601 or fill out the online contact form below.