Q: Is there treble damages against insurance companies in the state of Louisiana if so what is the civil statue
A: I think more information is needed to properly answer this. That said, I would not say there are treble damages available, however, depending on the circumstances, an insurance company can be found liable for attorney's fees, penalties and interest for bad faith actions---two statutes which provide this are La R.S. 22:1973 and 22:1892---if you believe you have a case justifying this, then I highly recommend that you contact an attorney to discuss the specifics of your case----many will provide a free initial consultation on these type cases---I know my firm does. Good luck.
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