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Mississippi Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer

Standing up for the rights of individuals and businesses against big insurance companies all over the State of Mississippi, including Biloxi, Gulfport, Harrison County, Jackson County, Hancock County, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Verdicts & Settlements

Mr. Van Cleave has helped clients in Mississippi recover more than $150,000,000 through verdicts, judgments, and confidential settlements, from insurance companies who did not want to do the right thing. Examples include:

$10 Million

Confidential Settlement on behalf of widow and two children

$9 Million

Confidential Settlement for insurance agents whose principal wrongfully refused to defend them.

$2.4 Million

Judgment on behalf of widow whose husband’s life insurance company wrongfully denied life insurance

Legal Rights After a Bad Faith Insurance Claim

When your life, property, disability, or health insurer denies a claim, there might not be a legitimate reason to deny coverage. Likewise, if your auto or business insurer refuses to defend you against a lawsuit for damages, the decision might be driven by a desire by the insurance company to protect its bottom line rather than a decision that provides full coverage under your insurance policy.
When an insurance company denies coverage or benefits with no legal basis—or simply delays a claim in the hopes that you will go away, it may be liable for bad faith damages, in addition to the amount of your initial claim.
With more than 25 years of experience serving Mississippi, including Biloxi, Gulfport, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the pursuit of justice, Mr. Christopher Van Cleave can help protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.
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    How Van Cleave Law’s Bad Faith Insurance Team Can Help

    According to Miss. Code § 15-1-49(1), the statute of limitations for filing a bad faith claim against an insurance company in Mississippi is three years. This means the insured must file his or her claim within three years from the alleged incident of bad faith. 
    Our seasoned Mississippi bad faith insurance lawyer, Christopher C. Van Cleave, can help you recover damages that may include, but not be limited to:
    1. Contractual benefits owed by the insurance company
    2. Interest on the unpaid contractual benefits
    3. Compensation for inconvenience and related expenses
    4. Damages for worry, anxiety, and emotional distress caused by the insurance company’s conduct
    5. Reimbursement of reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in enforcing contractual rights
    6. Punitive damages in an amount, determined by a jury, necessary to punish the insurance company and deter future misconduct and bad faith.

    Steps to Take to Preserve Your Bad Faith Insurance Claim in Mississippi

    To preserve your bad faith insurance claim, follow these steps:

    Take pictures to document your loss whenever possible.

    Keep copies of all claims forms and correspondence received from the insurance company.

    Make copies of all claims forms and correspondence you send to the insurance company - every single thing!

    Maintain a record of dates and facts of all communications related to your claim, including names, addresses, employers, and phone numbers of those you speak with.

    If possible, record your conversations with insurance company representatives and claims personnel. (It is not necessary to inform them the call is being recorded in Mississippi)

    Comply and cooperate with all requests for information or assistance from the insurance company, documenting your actions.

    If you feel an insurance company may have committed an act of bad faith, or even just have a question about your rights under an insurance policy, call our bad faith lawyer today. Consultations are always free. We serve clients in Biloxi, Gulfport, and throughout the state of Mississippi.

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