When the holder of an insurance policy disputes the amount they are owed by the insurance company, the difference in the dollar amounts each side imagines is a fair payout can be quite dramatic. In a local example, the owner of a Louisiana commercial property that was damaged by Hurricane Isaac in 2012 says that it is entitled much more than the approximately $55,000 the insurance company, Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Company, offered.
Much of the time, insurance companies that are sued for acting in bad faith are eager to defend themselves in court. To do so, it may be necessary to hire an attorney. A lawyer experienced in defending bad faith insurance claims can examine the evidence and refute the claim, or otherwise advocate on the insurer’s behalf.