Bad Faith Insurance Attorney
In a perfect world, insurance companies would honor their commitments to their policyholders. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen.
If you believe your insurance company is misinterpreting or failing to uphold your policy, you may have a bad faith insurance case.
The bad faith insurance lawyers at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, TX, help everyday people hold insurers accountable...
When To Call a Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer
Your Insurance Company Isn't Communicating
Insurance companies have an obligation to keep you properly informed about any updates in your case. Unfortunately, some insurance agents seem to think that if they just don't respond to you, you'll give up. However, even though they may try to ignore you, they won't ignore an attorney.
Your Insurance Company Isn't Investigating
Before making a decision on a claim, insurance companies must do their due diligence and achieve an as-full-as-possible understanding of your situation. If you believe your insurer is not bothering to collect all of the facts of your case, that is grounds for litigation.
Your Claim Has Been Denied
If you have a claim that has been denied or if you have been offered a settlement that is far less than you deserve, a bad faith insurance attorney can carefully study your policy and the conduct of the insurance company to determine if you have been lawfully treated.
What does it mean for an insurance company to act in bad faith?
The Basics of Bad Faith Insurance
For better or worse, much of modern life is made possible by our vast insurance ecosystem. In theory, insurance makes the world a better place. It allows us to drive without anxiety, protect our homes, and provide for our families in case the worst happens. However, insurance companies are also businesses and they have a nasty habit of valuing profits more than their supposed mission of protecting their policyholders.
In short, whenever insurance companies make decisions intended to manipulate a situation so that they pay less than what they owe, they are acting in bad faith. Insurers are capable of acting in bad faith on all types of claims, including car accident claims, workplace injury claims, home insurance claims, and more.
Fortunately, the state of Texas has laws in place that penalize insurance companies for acting in bad faith. These laws can be complex, but hiring respected insurance attorneys like those at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, Texas, can allow you to bring legal action against your insurance company and receive the compensation you deserved all along.
Who can help me if my insurance company is acting in bad faith?
Meet Your Attorney
Mr. Wenholz is an attorney in Austin, Texas, who has handled bad faith insurance cases for over 30 years. During his career, he has achieved substantial victories against the biggest insurance companies in the country, including Allstate, GEICO, Nationwide, and more. He prides himself on his skill in the court room and takes on cases fully intending to go all the way to a jury trial if that's what it takes to get the best possible outcome. In fact, over 25 of his cases have concluded with a jury verdict.
"David Wenholz Is the Guy"
If you're looking for honesty, integrity, know how and loyalty David Wenholz is the guy. He has a very good supporting cast with the same qualities, you will never be treated as if your case is any less important than any other of his cases. Good job Dave keep up the good work.
Five-Star Client Review for David Wenholz from avvo.com
Get the Compensation You Deserve Schedule a Free Consultation Today
When you bought your insurance policy, you trusted that your insurance company would act in good faith should you ever need to make a claim. If that has turned out not to be the case, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with the attorneys at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, Texas.
Initial consultations with our firm are totally free, so you have nothing to lose from letting our attorneys look over your insurance policy with a trained legal eye. Additionally, we take on most bad faith insurance cases on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay us if we win your case. Full details about fees and representation will be covered in your consultation.
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Common Misconceptions about Insurance
"My insurance company has my best interests at heart."
Don't believe the marketing. As much as these companies want us to believe that they are "good neighbors" who are "there for you," in fact they are businesses committed to the bottom line that will do everything they can to delay, deny, or underpay a claim.
"Fighting the insurance company will make insurance more expensive."
This is not necessarily the case, and if your insurer implies that it is, that is a prime example of bad faith. During your free consultation, our attorneys in Austin, Texas, can help you understand the potential effects filing a claim could have on your premiums.
"The law is on the side of insurance companies."
This can seem true because these major corporations have numerous lawyers on staff who are trained to help them deny claims. However, insurance law itself is written to impose severe penalties on insurers who act in bad faith. When our law firm in Austin, Texas, builds a solid case for you, insurance companies will get scared.
Home Insurance Testimonial
"Wenholz Law Firm handled our home insurance case. They quickly and efficiently mediated a settlement on our behalf that we felt was fair and we were greatly satisfied with the end result. David and his team were professional, knowledgeable and we enjoyed working with them...would highly recommend!" Five-Star Client Review for David Wenholz on avvo.com