Q: An insurance company is denying a legitimate claim.
If I have to involve a lawyer, can the company be held responsible for fees?
A: A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Recovery for attorney fees could depend on jurisdictional rules and the type of insurance involved. As a GENERAL matter throughout the nation, if the denied claim involves bodily injury, attorney fees are typically charged against the gross award - insurance carriers do not separately pay attorney fees in those settings. There are certain insurances where attorney fees are separately paid by the carrier as a percentage of an award. Additionally, in some arbitration forums, such as American Arbitration Association, attorney fees are paid by the carrier in certain types of cases without deducting from client's award. Contact a Colorado attorney to discuss in greater detail - the answer to your question depends on additional details. Good luck
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