Bad Faith FAQ Part 1

    Insurance companies are under a legal obligation to act fairly and deal honestly with their policy holders. When an insurance company acts in bad faith by refusing to settle, underpaying a claim, denying a claim, failing to investigate or pay out on a valid claim, cancel a policy for no reason or act in any other negligent manner, it is […]

    3 Key Steps to Take After a Car Accident

    In the aftermath of a car collision in Beaumont, Texas, you may feel flustered, be in pain and feel disoriented. Depending on the severity of the accident, there are certain actions we recommend that you take to help make the claims process as smooth as possible in the coming weeks and months. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC we realize that […]

    10 Helpful Tips: Processing Your Insurance Claim

    It is important to not get overwhelmed when pursuing an insurance claim, but to remain levelheaded. To help you in along this process, we have provided you with a list of 10 tips to assist you in the claims process. We highly recommend that you have an attorney with you throughout this time as well, as they can help protect your rights from bad […]

    Need a Lawyer for your Tornado Damage Claim in Texas?

    Tornados are very common in the state of Texas, in fact, from 1991 to 2010 the state had about 155 tornadoes each year. This percentage of tornado frequency is over 50% more than any other state in the United States. Most homeowners, church owners and business owners have some sort of insurance policy to protect against tornado damage in Texas. […]

    Attorney Fees – Who Pays Them in Insurance Case?

    In the course of my career, I have spent about half my professional time working on cases that do not allow for the recovery of attorney fees against the defendant and half where it does. In any event, I have exclusively represented people on a “contingency fee” basis — meaning, if I am not successful (either in settlement or trial), […]

    Can I Sue My Insurance Company If They Did Not Investigate My Claim?

    It is important for insurance consumers to be aware that their insurance company is not necessarily on their side after a claim is filed. The goal of an insurance company is to collect premiums from their consumers and avoid paying money for claims filed. Their goal is not always to pay for the claims filed by their policy holders. When you file a claim, […]

    Whose Job Is It Anyway?

    An insurance agreement is a contract between a policyholder and an insurance company. Most of the contracts spell out whose job it is to investigate the loss. Many policies track the language of the Texas Insurance Code respecting such duties. Even if the contract leaves out the “investigate” language (see below) in the “Our Duties After Loss,” they still owe the duty under Texas Insurance Code. […]

    When and How to File a Bad Faith Insurance Claim

    After suffering from injuries in an accident or damage to your property, you expect your insurance company to help and provide you with the compensation that you need. Unfortunately, there are times when insurance companies do not act in a fair and honest manner. Some ways in which insurance companies do not act in good faith include: Refusing to pay […]

    Can My Insurance Company Cancel My Policy?

    Oftentimes insurance companies will cancel policies without having the required reasons to do so. An insurance company is not allowed to simply cancel a policy out of the blue. Purchasing an insurance policy forms a contract between you and your insurance company. There are duties of the company along with the consumer when it comes to acting in good faith and following the terms of […]

    Signs of Bad Faith Insurance

    Insurance companies are supposed to act in good faith which means acting fairly to the people insured by their company. Unfortunately, many companies do not always treat their customers in the fair and honest manner that they should. There is also not much room for customers to negotiate the insurance offers. The law protects individuals against this disparate bargaining power […]