Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers

Experienced Insurance Bad Faith Attorneys

When you purchase auto, health, life or homeowner’s insurance, you know you are doing everything you can to protect yourself and your family. You have every reason to expect you’ll be cared for fully in an emergency. Unfortunately, insurance companies sometimes neglect to uphold their end of the contract, failing to pay valid claims, uphold the terms of a policy or provide proper coverage.

The experienced insurance bad faith attorneys at Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs are prepared to fight for you to ensure that you receive the claim coverage and additional compensation you deserve if your insurance company has been acting in bad faith.

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Common Insurance Bad Faith Scenarios

Insurance Bad Faith cases in Wisconsin often involve:

  • Refusal to pay a claim in compliance under your policy
  • Delaying claim processing
  • Requiring excessive forms and reports
  • Making partial claim payments or canceling coverage because of a claim
  • Inadequate claim investigation
  • Refusal to defend a lawsuit
  • Threats against an insured
  • Refusing to make a reasonable settlement offer
  • Denying health insurance coverage after a medical diagnosis
A Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs client was awarded $750,000 million for the misconduct of his own insurance company.

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Common Questions About Insurance Bad Faith Cases

I believe I have a bad faith insurance case. What should I do?

Start by thoroughly reviewing your insurance policy. Insurance policies are long, complicated documents with lots of excluded perils, or types of damage that aren’t covered. Not every claim denial rises to the level of bad faith. There are legitimate situations where your policy may simply not cover the type of damage your property suffered.

If you still believe your insurance company is acting in bad faith, collect as much relevant documentation as possible. Your current policy, correspondence regarding your claim and supporting evidence — photos, medical/police reports, etc. — will help support your case.

Lastly, get in touch with Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs for a review of your case. Our experienced attorneys will review your insurance bad faith situation and recommend next steps, which may include legal action.
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What if the case is not with my insurer?

This is called a third-party bad faith insurance claim. While the insurance company for the negligent party has fewer duties to third-party victims than to its insured, it still has a duty to investigate the claim and resolve it within a reasonable time period.
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Are only certain types of insurance held accountable under bad faith laws?

All types of insurance are accountable under bad faith laws, with cases most commonly brought against auto, health, life or homeowner’s insurance companies.
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Do I still have a bad faith case if my insurance paid part of a claim?

Yes, if the payment was less than you are owed under your insurance policy, you can still bring a bad faith case against your insurance company.
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How long do I have to file a claim in an insurance bad faith case?

The statute of limitations is a time limit established by the laws of Wisconsin, and it determines how long you have to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations varies depending on the details of your insurance bad faith case, so we recommend you pursue your case immediately.
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Legal Options Following an Insurance bad Faith Case

If your insurance company acts in bad faith, Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs will fight for compensation, which may include:

  • Coverage under the policy
  • Damages in excess of the policy limits
  • Statutory penalties
  • Pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and interference with family relationships
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost wages, future earnings and earning capacity
  • Medical expenses — past, present and future

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