Ohio Insurance Bad Faith Claims
Insurance companies in Ohio sometimes fail to fulfill their obligations when it comes to the obligations they owe to their insureds. That may include failing to provide compensation after a loss or defending you when you are at fault for an accident. This can be very costly, in terms of your financial losses or your potential liability. To obtain the compensation you deserve or to protect yourself, consult an experienced attorney.
Stewart & DeChant has been representing insurance policy holders since 1950. We understand how to make insurance companies live up to their policy obligations, and we work diligently to achieve our client’s goals.
First-Party and Third-Party Insurance Bad Faith Claims
The term “bad faith insurance claim” refers to several types of claims in which the insurance carrier fails to live up to its obligations:
First-party bad faith claim — failure to provide coverage, a defense or both, when a claim is made against you
Uninsured or underinsured motorist bad faith claim — failure to provide compensation when you suffer losses in an accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver
Third-party bad faith claim — failure to provide coverage to a driver responsible for causing an accident. The victim of the accident can file this type of claim to obtain compensation from the responsible driver’s insurance company.
A more detailed discussion of insurance bad faith claims can be found at our Insurance Bad Faith Claims Information page.
Put Our Experience to Work for You
Stewart & DeChant attorneys have successfully handled a large number of first-party and third-party insurance bad claims. These have included:
- Bad faith claims in uninsured or underinsured motorist situations
- Failure of the insurance company to offer the policy limit in a reasonable time frame
- Failure to provide coverage
- Failure to pay for your defense
Stewart & DeChant handled a landmark case that resulted in the first jury verdict in Ohio against an insurance carrier for third-party bad faith in a claim. We know the law and will represent you with determination.
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There is no charge for the initial consultation, whether by e-mail, telephone or by office visit. So, please do not hesitate to set up an appointment today for cases involving legal malpractice, Social Security Disability, personal injury or insurance bad faith claims. Call us at (216) 781-2258 to speak with attorney Scott E. Stewart about your legal issue. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form to let Stewart & DeChant know how we may assist you with your legal matter.
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