Insurance Bad Faith Claims

Brian J. O'Grady, Attorney at Law

It's no secret—insurance companies and their representatives don't always play fair, especially with plaintiffs and lawyers who don't have a lot of insurance industry experience.

I know because I used to work for them. I was once designated trial counsel for two of the largest insurance carriers in California.

Today, I represent families, individuals, and businesses in Silicon Valley and throughout the San Francisco Bay area who are involved in disputes with the insurance industry. Because I know their tactics and possess extensive litigation experience, I am not an attorney they can push over.

And as your lawyer, you can be confident knowing that if the insurance carriers try to push you, I'll push back.

Silicon Valley Insurance Claim Attorney

In basic terms, insurance bad faith most commonly occurs whenever an insurance company uses unfair or improper means such as:

  • Unreasonably delaying or denying benefits to which you are entitled
  • Misrepresenting a policy
  • Failing to investigate a claim promptly and thoroughly
  • Underpaying a valid claim
  • Failing to provide you with an adequate defense to a claim made against you

Many of these cases stem from auto accident liability claims involving uninsured and underinsured motorists, and I have a great deal of experience in handling these cases. But 1st party claims (claims against your own insurance carrier) and 3rd party claims (claims against the insurers of others) can result from catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and a variety of other concerns too.

Your insurance policy is a contract between you and the insurance company—I have the knowledge and skill you need to make the insurers live up to their part of this deal.

Contact a knowledgeable Bay Area bad faith insurance lawyer at the law offices of Brian J. O'Grady today.

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