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

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

  • A company made an error in how they sold me my long-term disability insurance policy and they offered me a lump sum settlement. I did not fully understand the offer

    Physician–New York
  • My claim was denied by my insurance company. My medical condition wasn’t understood by my physicians. My first attorney gave me terrible advice. My family faced financial ruin without the

    Physician – New York
  • After practicing law for many years, it became clear that the multitude of my illnesses were preventing me from being effective as a lawyer. I had no experience with long-term

    Lawyer — New York
  • As former president and chief executive officer of a large, publicly traded company, I understand the need to hire good attorneys. When an illness prevented me from continuing to work

    CEO — tri-state region
  • Before choosing Schwartz law I was overwhelmed and confused about the whole LTD process and wanted to make sure I wasn’t making any wrong decisions for me and my family.

    Telecommunications 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