Bozeman Insurance Bad Faith Attorney

When you are purchasing an insurance policy, it is to ensure you are protected and treated fairly. However, insurance companies will often refuse to obey the rules set forth by their industry, which includes not paying out insurance claims or denying a claim without reason. When you have been victim to the bad faith dealings of an insurance company, you can seek action by filing a claim against the insurer.

Our Bozeman insurance bad faith attorneys at Heenan & Cook, PLLC are experienced in handling claims against insurance companies. We can pursue a bad faith cause of action for the insured against the insurance company who failed to act in good faith. Our attorneys understand what it means to file a bad faith action and the laws surrounding such a claim. Contact our law firm for a free consultation to discuss the specifics and facts of your case at (406) 272-3083.

Why Choose Us for Your Insurance Bad Faith Claim?

Our experienced litigators, John Heenan and Joe Cook do everything possible to ensure that our clients receive the assistance and representation they deserve. We will always try to negotiate a favorable settlement for our clients. However, if we are unable to reach a proper settlement, our legal team is always prepared to go to trial.

The Bozeman insurance bad faith attorneys will always provide experienced, dependable, and reliable counsel in every legal matter. We work with our clients to ensure they understand the legal challenges they are facing and to obtain the result they desire.

Bozeman insurance bad faith lawyer

Why Choose Our Bozeman Insurance Bad Faith Claims Lawyer?

Insurance bad faith claims are unique to other causes of actions. Filing a bad faith claim is the only course of action to pursue damages against an insurance company. It is important to understand that the only way to succeed on these claims is to prove the insurance company operated in bad faith.

An experienced Bozeman insurance bad faith attorney can help determine your options and will investigate the details to show the bad faith actions of the insurance company. Bad faith claims are not recognized in every state and the claim will be based on both where you live and where the insurance policy was issued.

Insurance Bad Faith in Montana

In Montana, according to a Guide to Insurance Bad Faith Claims, there are three ways to file a bad faith claim:

  1. Breach of contract
  2. Fraud
  3. Violation of Montana’s Unfair Claim Settlement Practices Act

Additionally, a bad faith claim has a statute of limitation of 2 years from the violation. The Montana Supreme Court has identified elements that must be proven for a cause of action under fraud (showing of bad faith):

  • Falsity
  • Intent
  • Knowledge or ignorance of falsity
  • Materiality
  • Proximate injury or damage
  • Reliance
  • Representation

Fraud and actions of bad faith do not always require the actor’s intent, but it does require that the actor knew of the falsity.

Contact Heenan & Cook, PLLC Today

If you are a victim of insurance fraud or believe your insurance company is acting in bad faith, you should contact a Bozeman insurance bad faith lawyer today.

The attorneys at Heenan & Cook, PLLC will review your situation and identify any challenges that may arise in your case and what the best course of action is. We will evaluate all potential avenues that will result in the most favorable resolution.

Arrange a free consultation with our team by completing our online contact form or calling us at (406) 272-3083.