Ashburn, VA asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Virginia

Q: My insurance did not submit evidence (video of car accident) to arbitration, is this insurance bad faith?

y vehicle hit from behind, I provided video of accident to insurance. Insurance did not provide the video to arbitration. As a result arbitration found both parties liable due to "lack of evidence".

Insurance company confirms they never provided the video, and is saying there is no appeal possible and nothing can be done.

Is this an example of bad faith? What can I do?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Bad faith could be defined by state guidelines or best practices. So you'd really need to consult with a Virginia attorney as to characterizing the conduct. However, your question remains open for two weeks. As a general premise, bad faith usually involves conduct which is deliberate and done with the intention to undermine a claim. It could include things such as providing incorrect information, withholding information, obstructing the process, etc. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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