Representation When Payment of a First-Party Claim is Delayed or Denied
First-party claims and insurance disputes are what most people think of when they hear about a conflict between a policyholder and an insurance company. Disputes arise when an insurance company unreasonable delays payment or denies a claim in bad faith. Depending on the jurisdiction, specific statues may apply that govern how long an insurance company has to process and pay a claim, which if violated may afford relief above and beyond the insured’s covered loss. Wrongfully delayed or denied payment of covered claims may also lead to additional statutory and common law remedies that help put leverage back in the hands of the policyholder.
If your company has suffered loss and payment of a claim has been denied or otherwise delayed, it is important to seek help from an experienced lawyer who understands your rights and can advocate for your interests. The Law Offices of Orin H. Lewis, PLLC was, is and will always be a policyholder advocate exclusively dedicated to protecting those rights.
Analyzing Policies and Levelling the Playing Field
Interpreting the language of insurance policies is more complex than standard contract interpretation. It requires an eye for detail and knowledge of legal principles specific to insurance. Whether or not an insurance attorney is willing and able to find you coverage may also depend on the perspective the attorney brings when he or she sits down to review a policy. Attorney Orin H. Lewis brings 25 years of experience to his position as a policyholder only advocate.
Armed with this policyholder perspective, the firm can also help you discern and understand when the insurance company has failed to meet statutory deadlines, denied claims in bad faith, or otherwise failed to promptly pay your covered claims. These legal principles have been adopted to help level the playing field between insurance companies—which have exclusive control over the claims payment process—and the businesses they insure.
Contact the Firm For Help Recovering What Your Company Deserves
An insurance company’s exclusive control over the claims resolution decision gives the insurer an unfair advantage that can make even a successful entrepreneur or executive feel powerless. The firm understands how to use well-settled principles of insurance law to help put power over a covered claim back in your hands. Call 713 423 6772 or complete the online contact form. Headquartered in Houston, the firm represents policyholders throughout Texas and the United States.