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Insurance Bad Faith

California State law applies to all insurance contracts entered into with California residents (unless preempted by E.R.I.S.A.) Implied in every California insurance policy there is a "duty of good faith and fair dealing." This duty precludes the insurance company from doing anything to deprive an insured person of the benefits and/or protection provided in the policy. Unreasonable conduct by the insurance company in denying or failing to adequately investigate a claim may constitute a violation of the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing.

An integral part of an insurance company's duty is to diligently seek out evidence that supports an insured's claim.

When an insurance company searches for, or relies solely upon evidence which serves to support a denial of an insured's claim, it holds its own interest above that of its insured and may be deemed to violate the implied promise to deal with it's insured in fairly and in good faith.

There are many types of employee benefits that fall under ERISA bad faith law, including the following:

Bad Faith Litigation

A bad faith lawyer helps clients with the following:

  • Evaluating their rights based on their insurance policy
  • Determining whether they have a viable case against an insurance company
  • Determining the laws applicable to the case: state bad faith law or ERISA
  • Identifying and organizing documentation pertinent to the case
  • Identifying the errors, intentional or otherwise, the insurance company made when denying claims
  • Pursuing benefits and compensation based on the applicable laws

ERISA cases require special handling. Experienced bad faith denial attorneys can help insured individuals through this complex process. Kantor & Kantor, LLP bad faith denial attorneys help insureds file the claims necessary to prove they deserve benefits. If the plan's administrator denies your claim, our attorneys can help you to appeal and seek the benefits to which you are entitled.

Kantor & Kantor, LLP understands is expert at these types of issues and can help clients realize the benefits they bargained for when they purchased their insurance protection.

Call us for a free consultation if you think your insurance company has breached their duty of good faith and fair dealing. Call (888) 569-6013!

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Client Testimonials

  • You've helped to remove a great burden from our lives. It's nice to know there are decent people still in the world.

    “Thank you for your kind efforts. You've helped to remove a great burden from our lives. It's nice to know there are decent people still in the world.”

    B.

  • First of all, I want to express my extreme gratitude for probably saving my daughter's life.

    “First of all, I want to express my extreme gratitude for probably saving my daughter's life. By staying in treatment, the improvement is remarkable. She had been in eating disorder facilities many times, and treatment had been interrupted repeatedly by Anthem Blue Cross's denying benefits. Many of the health professionals were telling me that maybe my daughter was a hopeless case. You both gave me hope. She is still struggling with some residual issues around eating, but the change in her attitude, her ability to assess her own recovery, and her wish to live instead of to die, is evident in her life. Now she is back in school, after years of having her education disrupted by the eating disorder. She goes places with friends, and even goes out to restaurants for fun! This year marked the first holiday season for many years, when she had not been in a treatment facility. Other people gave up and you didn't. I can't thank you enough. You took the action that was necessary to keep my daughter in treatment long enough for it to work.”

    Anonymous

  • Truly outstanding in every way!

    “Both Glenn Kantor and his associate attorney Brent Brehm are truly experts in the field of disability law. They handled a complex individual disability policy issue for me. Their knowledge of the law, coupled with their experience, resources, and tactical skills, helped me obtain results that exceeded my expectations. Truly outstanding in every way!”

    Anonymous

  • Finding, and working with your team has been such a blessing to me.

    “Thanks again for all your help. Finding, and working with your team has been such a blessing to me. Deepest regards.”

    M.

  • With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone.

    “Seemingly at the end of my rope with nowhere to turn, a friend suggested I call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, who referred me to you. From our first contact I began to feel hope where there had been none. You took over all communication with the insurance company. You kept me posted as things progressed and advised me as to each necessary action. What a relief you were! With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone. Some big insurance companies feel emboldened to take arbitrary action against those who do not have the resources to defend what is rightfully theirs. Thank goodness for people like you who advocate for folks in need. In closing, please know how very much our association has meant. You have restored my faith in the goodness of people and renewed my confidence in the future. I am forever grateful.”

    Shirley G.