In Missouri and Kansas, insurance companies have a legal responsibility to act in good faith and treat insured individuals fairly as outlined in their insurance agreements. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies act in good faith and fail to follow the contractual agreement with its insured. Bautista LeRoy LLC excels as Kansas City’s bad faith insurance attorneys, helping those individuals who have had a claim denied against them by their insurance company or a third-party’s insurer.
Many insurance companies are not honoring their insurance policies in Missouri and Kansas and this is known as an act of bad faith. Within each contract signed between two parties, there is an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. This covenant is more of a promise that if you pay your insurance premiums, when you have a claim against you or your business the insurance company will protect your interest. The insurance company should do this by defending you against the claim and indemnifying you for any claim. If any insurance companies fail to defend and protect your interest, you may have a claim against them.
Beyond recovering damages for someone who was wronged by another, bad faith litigation and vexatious refusal claims also play an important role in promoting consumer protection and confidence in insurance companies. At Bautista LeRoy LLC., we strive to hold every insurance company accountable for bad faith and vexatious actions. Our attorneys will help you with car insurance disputes and other insurance claims if they have been denied. We will perform a detailed review of your insurance policy, to ensure you are fully informed about the coverage you have and the benefits you are entitled to under your policy. If the insurance adjuster improperly denied your claim, we will work to resolve your claim through arbitration or litigation. We handle a variety of insurance disputes including:
When your insurance company fails to pay your claim under an auto insurance, umbrella insurance, or homeowners' insurance policy, it may have committed a tort and entitled you to a "first-party" cause of action. There are also instances of "bad faith," when the insurance company of the at-fault party, such the other driver in a car accident, fails to settle with you within the driver's policy limits.
At Bautista LeRoy LLC, we think it is unfair that auto insurance companies have unlimited resources in fighting victims and deny legitimate claims hoping the victims will not be able to afford a lawyer. When you hire our firm, we will fight the insurance companies and hold them accountable for the contract they made with you. Give us a call at 816-221-0382 or chat with use by clicking on the chat box in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
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