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Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Insurance | 0 comments

Top Tips to Avoid Insurance Bad Faith

The number of easy bad faith cases in court are far and few in between. Hard truth to accept, yes, but it is the reality that many people who seek to file cases like this must accept. They are difficult cases to deal with, especially since insurance bad faith cases are ones that are against an entire company. Since these matters usually operate on a case to case basis, it can be difficult to predict the outcome and duration of any one case.

So to avoid insurance bad faith, here are some tips you can follow!

Be wary of your social media

It isn’t unknown for there to have been cases where the plaintiff’s social media posts have been used as evidence against them. A throwaway line from Twitter or even a casual photograph on Facebook can be considered evidence, when the case is spun in such a way that is beneficial to the defendant’s claim. There have been situations where people just click away and accept ghost friend requests that are actually accounts from the insurance companies. It can be argued that it is an invasion of privacy but a rebuttal of your willingly having posting something on social media means that it is for, at least, semi-public consumption.

Be skeptical of your insurance provider

It can be so tempting and so easy to believe sweet promises and sugar-coated advertising but when you’re signing up for insurance, you need to be as cold and calculating as possible. According to the website of Smith Kendall, PLLC, one of the main red flags with insurance bad faith is false advertising. You want to make sure that you have your policies, benefits, and plan in legally documented writing and approved by you. Do not be so easily trusting with nicely phrased promises – be alert for a scam at all times!

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