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Insurance Coverage & Claims Attorneys In Seattle

Olive|Bearb Law Group, PLLC is a full-service Seattle law firm familiar with the laws and policies that govern even the most difficult insurance claims. If you have a question regarding your coverage, your policy or a dispute with your insurance company, our Seattle claims lawyers will analyze your coverage at the outset and determine what your rights and interests are in any given situation. While many of our clients come to us with questions about claims that have been denied in bad faith, there are situations that arise when your insurance company claims that the event is not covered. There can be any number of reasons for their determination: they might state that the event falls outside the scope of the policy, or that there is an administrative issue with your policy, such as lapsed coverage or an incomplete application. The Seattle insurance lawyers at Olive|Bearb Law Group, PLLC are committed to helping real people work through all the difficulties and questions that can arise when dealing with their policies and their insurance companies.

Your Insurance Company Has A Duty Of Good Faith

An insurance company owes a legal duty of good faith and fair dealing to their policyholders. Many insurance disputes occur when a policyholder believes a claim has been denied in bad faith. The attorneys at Olive|Bearb Law Group, PLLC have experience pursuing legal action in the following instances:

There may also be situations where the insurance company disputes your claim or the scope of your coverage in good faith. These situations still may need to be litigated in a court of law to contest the insurance company's determination or call for a declaratory judgment proving that the potential for coverage exists.

Your insurance company has a duty of good faith and fair dealing in not only handling first-person claims, but also in dealing with third-party claims brought against you, by another driver for instance. In addition to keeping current with your premium payments, you also have duties as a policyholder: these may include promptly notifying your insurer about a claim or providing proof of loss. Most insurance policies are written in dense legalese, so it is quite common to be unsure of what your obligations are after an incident occurs. It is crucial that you contact a skilled attorney immediately after an accident to protect your rights and so that all possibilities of compensation are available to you.

Contact Experienced Seattle Insurance Lawyers

If you have questions about claims or coverage involving your insurance policy, contact a Seattle claims attorney at Olive|Bearb Law Group, PLLC at (206) 629-9909 for more information about how our legal services can help you.