Cleveland Delay in Insurance Payment Lawyer
Ohio Insurance Claim Attorney
When insurance companies delay payments on valid insurance claims, it can mean significant consequences for policyholders. Not only is a delayed payment an annoyance, it can also lead to unpaid bills, an inability to receive necessary medical treatment and an inability to make repairs to homes and other property. Delayed payments may be examples of insurance bad faith, and it may be possible to file a bad faith claim against a carrier.
At the law firm of Garson Johnson LLC, in Cleveland, Ohio, we represent individuals and businesses that have been harmed by the delayed payment of insurance benefits. Whether this delay is insurance bad faith or is based on an error, our firm may be able to help you obtain the benefits that you bought with your payments. In cases of fraud or bad faith, it may even be possible to pursue punitive damages against those companies.
If your insurance carrier has delayed payment on a valid insurance claim unreasonably, it is important to contact an experienced attorney. Call us at (216) 696-9330.
Delay in Payment
Insurance companies may delay payment for a variety of reasons, many of which are not valid:
- Asking for unnecessary documentation prior to processing claims
- Failing to provide explanations for delays
- Sending medical records for unnecessary reviews or attempting to seek documentation of a pre-existing condition
- Recommending alternative treatments
- Waiting for third party payments before issuing benefits to policyholders
Insurance companies often bank on the fact that many policyholders do not question unreasonable delays in payment of claims. Some policyholders do not know their rights and others may think it’s not worth the expense of hiring a lawyer to pursue a claim. Given the problems that can happen as the result of a delay — such as harm to a credit rating — it is important to understand what your options are for recovery.
Contact Garson Johnson LLC
Learn more information about your rights and talk with a lawyer about delay in insurance claim payments. We invite you to contact our firm either via e-mail or via phone at 216-696-9330.