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Bad Faith

We understand how devastating it can be when an insurance company denies your claim without a valid reason and without investigating properly. When you’re vulnerable and your insurance provider has let you down, you need a bad faith insurance attorney. Our team of committed and accomplished bad faith insurance lawyers will fight for you to get the biggest settlement we can.

Every insurance policy requires that an insurer act in good faith when evaluating and handling an insurance claim. What does good faith mean? It means that your insurer is bound by law to deal with you honestly and fairly in a way that allows you to reap the benefits of your insurance policy. We call this an
“implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.”

When an insurer fails to investigate properly or denies a claim without a valid reason, such “bad faith” conduct can, under the laws in many states, permit you to sue for additional money damages. These additional monetary sums can include punitive damages (to punish the insurance company), attorney’s fees, emotional distress and other damages caused by the insurance company’s bad faith conduct.

To pursue a bad faith lawsuit, you need a team of aggressive and experienced bad faith insurance lawyers, with insight and knowledge of the insurance industry. Our attorneys have years of experience in developing the knowledge base, tactics, and strategies needed to uncover disability bad faith claims practices. We’re successfully pursuing bad faith cases around the country right now and we have the experience, team and determination to get the right result.

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Testimonials

  • When I came to see Evan Schwartz, I had already shut down my business, was in the midst of a horrible divorce, had no income and hadn’t even filed a

    Business owner
  • Evan Schwartz and his team of lawyers fought for me like no one has ever for fought for me before. After a series of bad experiences with both doctors and

    IT Director
  • As a dentist with a private practice knowing I had no choice but to file a long term disability claim, hiring the right law firm was one of the most

    Dentist
  • As Vice President of a large brokerage firm, I did anticipate having a problem with Hartford Insurance Company and, for that reason, I was advised to apply for long term

    V.P. Brokerage Firm
  • Dear Michail: I just received the box containing my copy of the appeal you sent to the insurance company. To say I was overwhelmed would be a complete understatement. My

    Financial Services Manager

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Manhattan Offices

The Chanin Building, 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 725, New York, New York 10168

Toll Free: (800) 745-1755
Phone: (212) 608-5445

Garden City Office

666 Old Country Road, Ninth Floor, Garden City, New York 11530

Toll Free: (800) 745-1755
Phone: (516) 745-1122
Fax: (516) 745-0844