Milwaukee Bad Faith Lawyers
A Milwaukee bad faith lawyer protects individuals who have purchased insurance policies and whose insurance companies are failing to abide by the terms of the policy. An insurance policy is a contract between an individual and an insurance company that specifies the terms under which the insurance company will pay for damages incurred by the policy holder. If the insurance company fails to honor its commitment or acts in bad faith with regard to a policy holder’s claim then the policy holder may be able to recover damages in a lawsuit against the insurance company. The experienced Wisconsin bad faith lawyers of Pasternak & Zirgibel represent insurance policy holders in insurance company litigation cases.
How a Milwaukee Bad Faith Lawyer Can Help You
A Wisconsin bad faith attorney can represent you in a lawsuit against your insurance company if your insurance company has acted in bad faith and caused you harm. The Wisconsin statute of limitations provides you with two years to bring an insurance company bad faith lawsuit.
Insurance company bad faith is a tort and, as in other torts, a successful plaintiff must provide that the defendant:
- Owed you a duty of care. Wisconsin courts have found that insurance companies have a duty to their policyholders;
- Breached its duty of care by failing to act as a reasonable insurance company would act given the circumstances. Specifically, the insurance company must have intentionally denied, failed to process or failed to pay a claim without a reasonable basis for doing so;
- The breach of the duty of care must have caused you harm which would not have occurred but for the breach of the duty of care; and
- You are entitled to damages as a matter of law.
Wisconsin courts have found that insurance bad faith is a tort that is different from breach of an insurance contract. Therefore, a person who has been harmed by insurance bad faith is entitled to all damages which are the proximate result of the insurance company’s bad faith including loss of insurance proceeds, attorney’s fees and in extreme cases punitive damages.
Contact Pasternak & Zirgibel – Experienced Wisconsin Bad Faith Lawyers
Insurance companies hired skilled insurance defense attorneys to represent them. You deserve to have skilled Wisconsin insurance bad faith attorneys representing you. The experienced Wisconsin bad faith attorneys of Pasternak & Zirgibel are committed to helping victims of insurance companies’ bad faith and helping victims recover the damages to which they are entitled to by law.
Our firm of Milwaukee bad faith lawyers represents clients throughout the state of Wisconsin including in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas such as Cudahy, West Allis, West Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa, Shorewood, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Washington County, Racine County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County and Ozaukee County.
We invite you to call us at (262) 785-0802 or to fill out our online contact form. We would be pleased to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation at your convenience. Our firm is committed to representing those who have been harmed by insurance companies who have acted in bad faith and we will not collect a fee unless you recover damages.