San Francisco Auto Insurance Dispute Lawyers
Resolving Auto Insurance Disputes
You have an obligation to pay your auto insurance premiums and to not willfully or intentionally harm others while driving. Your insurance company has obligations too. Do not accept their excuses for not providing coverage or not defending you. You have rights that experienced attorneys can help you exercise and enforce.
At Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, we resolve auto insurance policy disputes for people in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California. If you are currently engaged in an auto insurance dispute with your insurance carrier and would like to speak with an experienced attorney about your options, we encourage you to call 415.673.5600 or contact our firm online. We represent clients with auto insurance coverage disputes throughout Northern California, San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, Oakland and San Jose
Examples of Bad Faith in Auto Insurance Disputes
- Failure to defend : If you are personally sued as the result of a car accident, your insurance company has a duty to hire a lawyer to defend you. Furthermore, the lawyer they choose must not put the insurance company's interests above your own.
- Failure to settle: If a fair settlement offer is made by the plaintiff or their lawyers, your insurer may be obligated to protect you from further liability by accepting that settlement. The reason why is that if they refuse to settle and then lose at trial, you could be personally responsible for the amount of any jury award that exceeds your policy insurance limits.
- Unreasonable delays in the claims process: Even if you are not personally sued in connection with a motor vehicle accident, your insurer can still exercise bad faith by failing to investigate the accident in timely fashion, by dragging their feet in the claims process or by failing to indemnify your losses.
- Underpayment of claims : Insurance companies have an obligation to reimburse you for the full value of your losses as defined by the policy. If they have made you what you consider to be an unreasonably low offer, talk to our lawyers about your rights and options.
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We offer free initial consultations and can provide advice and representation for auto insurance policy disputes on either an hourly basis or on a contingency basis. To learn more, call our San Francisco offices at 415.673.5600 or contact us online.
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