Conroe, TX asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Texas

Q: How long does an auto insurance company have to settle a claim?

Filed the claim in December 2019. Insurance company is demanding a 2nd recorded statement after 7 months. Looking for legal advice on how to handle this.

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

A: A Texas attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, the insurance company can take reasonable measures to investigate and verify the facts of the claim. There is no inherent duty to settle - there are claims that don't get settled. It could be difficult for an attorney to offer meaningful advice without knowing more details. One option is to contact a Texas attorney to see if a quick consult could identify your best options. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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