Glendale, CA asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California

Q: Hello I am looking for an attorney that will help me with a denied claim with my auto insurance company....

After a year long investigation in which we gave them everything they asked for.... They denied the claim.

2 Lawyer Answers
Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman
Answered
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If the claim was for personal injuries (like uninsured motorist), many attorneys will take such a case on contingency. That means they get paid a percentage of what you get from the insurance company. If the claim is for property, it is more likely you will have to hire an attorney on an hourly basis.

Tim Akpinar and William John Light agree with this answer

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Attorneys aren't supposed to contact you and offer to take your case. That is solicitation and is against State Bar Rules. If you post some details about what happened, attorneys on Justia can give you some feedback about your possible options. It would be up to you to contact those attorneys, or others, to discuss representation.

Gerald Barry Dorfman agrees with this answer

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.