Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer
Seattle WA Attorney
In 1989, Roger moved to Seattle with his family joining the litigation team at Riddell Williams. In 1991 Roger began practicing as a King County prosecutor. For the next 24 years, he led Washington State in investigating, charging and convicting the region’s most despicable criminals, trying more than 100 significant cases including aggravated murder, organized crime, and financial fraud.
If you have submitted an insurance claim and you believe you have been unfairly denied, you may have legal rights to pursue payment with the help of an attorney.
Policyholders enter a contractual agreement with their insurance company of choice, in exchange for the peace of mind that they will come through for you when the time comes that you have a legitimate claim. In other words, they will work with you in “good faith.” This isn’t simply good customer service, but a legal obligation.
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Unfortunately, there are instances when insurance companies do not live up to their end of the bargain. A bad faith insurance case can be pursued for various reasons, including if an insurance company does any of the following:
- Denies that a valid claim is covered under your policy
- Denies a claim without a reasonable explanation
- Delays an investigation or payment of a claim
- Only pays a portion of the benefits of a claim
- Alters the policy terms without notice
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There are a number of additional ways an insurance company can be found to be acting in bad faith. Given the long list of ways they may not be acting in your best interest, consulting with an attorney who has the experience and in-depth expertise in insurance bad faith litigation is absolutely critical.
If you have filed an insurance claim, you have already gone through enough emotional turmoil. If the insurance company is not working with you to pay your claim, it only makes matters worse. You deserve someone on your side who will take on that burden and fight for your legal rights.
A Former Client:
- June 24, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
Roger Davidheiser obtained a $2 million award from a Clark County Nevada jury on behalf of a woman run over in a road rage incident in a Target parking lot in Las Vegas. Jean Kohl suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spine and ankle injuries when she was run over by a pickup truck owned by a local business, Dakem and Associates, driven by its employee, Edward Reed. At trial the defense argued that Mr. Reed was justified and acting in self-defense, and that Ms. Kohl and her boyfriend were at fault and caused Ms. Kohl’s injuries because they decided to get out of their car and continue the confrontation. The jury rejected these arguments and found Mr. Reed at fault, the cause of Ms. Kohl’s injuries, and responsible for her damages. The jury found Dakem liable for the conduct of its employee, Mr. Reed. The jury awarded $522,086 in past and future medical costs and $1.5 million in past and future pain and suffering. Additionally, the jury found that punitive damages were warranted. Just before the start of the punitive damages phase of the trial, the case settled for a confidential amount.
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While victims of crime have their day in court by attempting to criminally prosecute the perpetrator(s) to the maximum extent allowed under the law, the results of their actions can also be tried as a tort case in order to retrieve just monetary compensation.
Criminal and tort cases are two distinct forms of legal practices. However, there are also similarities. Both try to identify the wrongdoer(s), act as a deterrent to others, and come to a conclusion that either exonerates or punishes the defendant for their actions. But when the victim feels they have a just reason to seek financial restitution for the harm that came to them, this is where the criminal case ends, and a tort case begins.
Roger Davidheiser spent many years successfully prosecuting high profile criminal cases. He can bring that intimate understanding of criminal law to bear if your criminal case turns into a tort case that seeks restitution for your injuries or loss.
Fighting For You
Roger Davidheiser has spent his entire legal career fighting for the rights of everyday people who may feel they are up against impossible odds. He understands the ins and outs of the insurance industry and how to clearly present the evidence that shows how his clients’ legal rights have been violated.
If you believe you or a loved one has fallen victim to unfair or bad faith insurance practices, you don’t need to feel you are up against impossible odds when seeking justice against the powerful insurance industry. Contact the law offices of Roger Davidheiser to discuss your rights today. Roger will help you understand your rights and maximize your compensation.