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In a bad faith lawsuit, you can be awarded more than just your initial insurance claim amount. If your claim goes to court and the judge (or jury) decides that the insurance company did indeed act in bad faith by failing to pay a legitimate claim, by underpaying a legitimate claim or by unreasonably delaying payment, you may be awarded damages in excess of those that are just for breach of contract. You might also be awarded amounts for punitive damages as well.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|