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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.

what our clients say about us

Testimonials

  • We as a society are not prepared to deal with catastrophic illness, and although I was smart enough to have taken out a Long-term Disability policy in my thirties, the

    Long Term Disability Client – California
  • Desperate and devastated with everything to lose, I put my life in the hands of Evan and Michail on faith. In my heart I always believed they would deliver, and

    Lawyer – Oklahoma
  • During the most trying part of my life, Schwartz Law’s attorneys were fighting for my life. I was physically just barely up on my own two feet, with a diagnosis

    Long Term Care Client – New York
  • 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

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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