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Top Los Angeles Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers

Whether you are a business or an individual, if you pay your insurance premiums you are entitled to receive the protection you paid for when something goes wrong. If your insurance company tries to evade its duties to you by failing to properly defend or pay your claim, then you may have a claim for bad faith.

Bad faith insurance overview:

  • 'Bad faith' is when an insurance company fails reasonably to defend or pay your insurance claim.
  • Insurers are legally obliged to favor your interests (as the insured) over their own interests.
  • Contracts cannot be used to avoid the reasonable expectations of the insured party.
Insurance Bad Faith Case Results
  • $Confidential
    From 1996 through 1998, Arash Homampour handled a very difficult insurance disability/bad faith case in California Federal Court where his client was disabled and suffering from major depression. The client's disability carrier, New York Life, cut off his $12,000 in monthly benefits alleging he was not disabled.

    Arash had to take a number of out of state depositions in a fact and document intense bad faith case, including depositions in New York (it literally was like a story straight from the Grisham novel and movie "The Rainmaker"). He aggressively pursued and obtained an unheard of preliminary injunction ordering New York Life to retroactively reinstate all past benefits and all future benefits pending trial. He then obtained a landmark ruling for his disabled client and the entire disability insurance industry when the Court found that, as a matter of law, Defendant New York Life Insurance Company (an $84 billion insurance goliath) committed bad faith and breached its disabled insured's two disability policies by unreasonably refusing to pay to its insured his total disability benefits, residual disability benefits and income purchase option benefits.

    In a true "David v. Goliath" showdown, Arash defeated the insurance giant and successfully obtained partial summary judgment in Plaintiff's favor in this ground breaking bad faith action. The case then settled for a confidential sum.

    $Confidential
    In 1999, Arash Homampour handled a flood/mold/bad faith insurance case against State Farm. He was successful in convincing a Federal Court that his clients' tort claims against State Farm were not preempted under the Federal National Flood Insurance Act. Cohen v. State Farm Fire & Cas., 68 F.Supp. 2d 1151 (C.D. 1999). The case later settled for a confidential sum. A copy of the courts opinion can be found here.

    $7.5 million
    In 2010, Arash Homampour settled a difficult liability insurance bad faith/failure to defend case for $7.5 million where Plaintiff obtained a default judgment against his special employer and pursued the judgment against the carrier under an assignment of rights against the carrier for the failure to defend and pay a policy limits demand.

    The carrier appealed the underlying judgment and contended that the entire judgment was invalid under the workers compensation exclusivity doctrine and that it never had or breached the duty to defend.

    Handling both an appeal of the underlying judgment and the second lawsuit on the bad faith claims, Arash was successful in navigating through the complex set of facts and law and forcing the insurance carrier to settle a claim it originally denied and refused to pay.

We have attained over $480 million dollars for our clients, we think our results speak for themselves, read about them here.
 

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California Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers

Your insurance company has a duty to deal fairly with all customers – insurers are even obliged to give greater consideration to their insured customers than their own interests. Your insurance company is required to investigate all claims and search for information that might support your claim.

Insurance companies may try to hide behind complicated contracts, but the law is on your side. Insurance contracts are interpreted in court to carry out the reasonable expectations of the insured party (that's you). Your insurance contract will be studied to obtain its meaning, and that meaning must be clear and unmistakable.

Generally, any terms that are not clear will be interpreted to benefit you, the insured party. You do not have to prove that the insurance company intended to cause harm, just that they failed to honor their agreement, and had no cause to not pay your insurance claim.

No matter the circumstances of your particular case, we are prepared to fight for your claim. Our attorneys immediately begin building your case, preserving and examining evidence for the strongest claim possible. We are accomplished trial lawyers who will take all necessary steps to obtain fair and full compensation for your injuries.

To talk to one of our Los Angeles insurance bad faith lawyers, call 323-658-8077 or toll free at 800-597-8543. Or, if you prefer, send us an email by clicking on the red button below.

Initial consultations are free and our multilingual staff speaks Spanish, Farsi and Armenian.

We take cases on a contingency — which means there is no fee if there is no recovery.

We also can handle complex cases via attorney referral.