We all hope we and our loved ones will experience a full and happy life free of injury or illness. Unfortunately, life does not always work out according to plan. In order to ensure the best possible outcome for ourselves and our families, we purchase insurance to provide a level of financial security. When an accident or illness does occur, we turn to the insurance company to provide the benefits we have contracted for. In such events, insurance companies have a good faith duty to appropriately pay homeowner, automobile and health insurance claims according to the policy terms. Unfortunately, there are times in which insurance companies refuse to appropriately compensate their policy holders after a property loss or personal injury. This is wrong and is a bad faith act on the part of the insurance company.
If you feel you have been the victim of an unscrupulous insurance company, it’s crucial that you have a team of experienced Oklahoma bad faith insurance attorneys on your side that will stand and fight against these insurance goliaths. At McIntyre Law, we have an experienced team of Oklahoma City legal professionals ready to assist you in the battle to force your insurance company to do the right thing.
What is Insurance Bad Faith
In Oklahoma, insurance companies owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to the persons they insure. Typically an insured is someone who pays the insurance premiums and/or someone in the insured’s household on behalf of whom the premiums are paid. If the insurance companies fail to act in good faith and fair dealing, the insured person (or “policyholder”) may sue the company on a tort claim in addition to a standard breach of contract claim.
Examples of Insurance Bad Faith
We have extensive experience negotiating, confronting, and when necessary, litigating when insurers fail to pay policy holders or those people legally entitled to compensation following an automobile accident via medical payments coverage or an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim. Other examples include property damage from a tornado, flood or hailstorm and failure of health insurance companies to cover necessary and contracted for medical treatment. Our team of lawyers is prepared to fight against the insurance companies engaging in efforts to deprive their policy holders of the benefits they deserve.
Successful, Ethical Bad Faith Insurance Lawyers for Oklahomans
Honesty, hard work and compassion are the hallmarks of our law firm. We strive to provide the best legal representation to victims of insurance bad faith while adhering to a strict code of ethics. We pledge to keep our clients best interests at the forefront as we work to make the legal process as painless as possible for the injured and their family. At McIntyre Law you will get the full attention of our Oklahoma City and Tulsa lawyers, and have unabated access to our staff at anytime.
What Areas of Oklahoma do the Bad Faith Lawyers at McIntyre Law Practice In?
The Oklahoma insurance bad faith attorneys in our office handle cases throughout Oklahoma. Our client representation covers the entire state from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton, Edmond, Norman, Ardmore, Idabel, Shawnee, Stillwater, Midwest City and Moore, in counties including Oklahoma County, Tulsa County, Payne County, Cleveland and McCurtain County. No matter where you are in the state of Oklahoma, McIntyre Law has a bad faith insurance lawyer ready to help you. Contact us for a free bad faith insurance consultation.