Category: Insurance Bad Faith

Types of Recoverable Damages in Insurance Bad Faith Claims

When you purchase an insurance policy, it’s with the expectation that should a covered event occur, the provider will reimburse you for the resulting losses. Likewise, when you file a third-party claim against someone else’s insurance company, it’s reasonable to expect the insurer to treat you with honesty and integrity. Unfortunately, many accident victims learn [..]

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Do You Really Have “Full Coverage”?

During the initial interview of our personal injury clients, after asking all the obvious questions concerning the facts surrounding the injury, we ask the clients about their own automobile coverage. The typical response is “Why do you want to know that, it was the other person’s fault?” Most of the time, the clients state “We [..]

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Tips For Handling Insurance Claims: Storm Damage

Many Missourians experience devastating losses because of storm damage from severe weather across our state each year. When people have insurance claims, we want to help make sure those claims are handled properly by providing tips for handling claims form storm damage and explaining a few things to take into consideration:   1. Property Damage [..]

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Advantage vs. Mid-Continent

An insurance company can be held liable for bad faith even when there is no coverage under the policy.  In September 2014, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District upheld a trial court decision stating “[The insurance company] had an unequivocal duty to defend based on its own analysis of the policy…and, having undertaken that [..]

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Chris Faiella Teaching CLE on Bad Faith for West ED

TGFW Managing Member, Chris Faiella, will present a CLE webcast. The webcast will be for West ED. The topic is Prosecuting and Defending the Bath Faith Case A to Z.  Chris is an expert in the field of insurance bad faith and takes particular interest in these types of cases.   If you’re interested in [..]

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Scottsdale vs. United Fire

In a decision handed down in December 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court clarified the topic of insurance bad faith claims in Missouri, bringing this state more in line with the growing majority of the country and creating law that helps those who are insured and insurance companies who act in good faith.   In that case, [..]

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