Bad Faith in its general definition means that an agreement of some type is entered into and either there is an intent to deceive or an effort is made by one of the parties not to honor the agreement – not to live up to their end of the bargain. And so, they are acting in “bad faith”. In personal injury, bad faith is the term used to describe the actions of an insurance company who fails to honor its obligation to the claimholder and attempts to deny or reduce a valid claim.
It can also refer to any company that is the subject of a lawsuit and has attempted to avoid contractual obligations or has mislead another party or the public. There was an intention not to perform honestly and in full as expected. It is important to note that both insurance companies and corporations/businesses can act in bad faith, and through their negligence or misdeeds, cause harm to others.
YOU’VE BEEN INJURED
If you yourself have experienced an injury, first and foremost, our hopes and wishes are with you for your healing and recovery. This is without a doubt a challenging time for you, and for your family members. You may already be experiencing “push back” or “the runaround” from either your own insurance company or that of another party. At this time, you are wise to seek a personal injury attorney in the Brownsville / McAllen Texas area, to guide you through this exasperating process and deal with the insurance companies for you, so that you can focus on getting well. It is very important to identify all parties who are liable for your injuries, and this is the intent of our injury law firm. Humberto Tijerina is a bad faith attorney who understands the ins and outs of these cases.
YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN INJURED
If your loved one has suffered an injury, first and foremost, our hopes and wishes go out to you and your entire family, for the healing and recovery of your family member. As personal injury attorneys, we understand what a difficult and challenging time this can be for all of you. You are not only concerned about the health of your loved one, but also may be facing financial hardships, and stress over the medical bills and lost wages that your family is experiencing. In addition, you may be dealing with an insurance company that is stalling, ignoring you, or giving you “the runaround”.
You are wise to seek an experienced bad faith attorney in the Brownsville / McAllen Texas area, who can help you navigate the process of dealing with insurance companies, and identifying all parties liable in this incident.
WHAT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES DO
Whenever an incident takes place that injures a person or persons, insurance companies are called upon to cover claims. Whether this be through an auto insurance policy, homeowner’s/property owner’s insurance policy, or a workers compensation insurance policy, one thing is certain. The insurance company being called upon to pay for this injury claim will do everything in their power to disprove the claim, to reduce it and pay out as little as possible. This is standard practice. However, the majority of insurance companies do pay their claims, and do perform with a reasonable level of responsibility to the injured party.
Occasionally, an insurance company will act in “bad faith”, and purposefully try to deny or minimize a legitimate claim. This is an illegal action, and can be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. They can require unreasonable documentation and excessive actions by the claimant. They can fail to settle a claim within their policy limits, but had they acted fairly and honestly, the claim would have been settled.
This is why it is so very important to have highly skilled personal injury attorneys on your side – and especially, an attorney who understands claim denial and bad faith cases. The insurance companies have their own experts, their own attorneys, and this is what you are up against. It is not a fair fight, which is why injured parties hire injury attorneys to work their case.
WHAT WE DO
Personal Injury Attorney Humberto Tijerina is extremely knowledgeable about bad faith law, and is ready to fight vigorously for your rights and compensation. He and his top-notch legal team will do everything in their power to identify all details that support your case. Most often, injured parties and their families seek a fair settlement, and we strive to achieve this in an efficient and effective manner. However, there are times when a court trial is necessary to obtain justice, and our team is prepared for that legal representation as well. We do nothing but personal injury, and we’ve been doing it for over a decade. We are not afraid of big corporations or big insurance companies – we are armed with our resources and our knowledge of all applicable laws. We hold them accountable.
Immediately, as soon as possible, we’d like to provide a FREE CONSULTATION for you and any member of your family who wishes to participate. We want to hear about your situation, and the details surrounding the injury. We also want to answer ALL your questions, and explain to you the legal process involved in handling a personal injury claim facing bad faith in Texas.
When you meet with us, we will put your mind at ease regarding how the insurance companies and responsible parties will be pursued, and what your role in the case process will be. You will leave with peace of mind, knowing you have the best possible representation for your case. We greatly look forward to meeting – and serving – you and your loved ones.
Thank you for reviewing information from the Tijerina Legal Group PC, accident and injury attorney/ bad faith attorney serving San Antonio, Brownsville, McAllen, and surrounding areas of south Texas.