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Insurance & Bad Faith Claims

Illinois Bad Faith Claims Lawyer

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Insurance to pay for certain kinds of losses or expenses in case certain events happen is common.

For example:

  • Property insurance pays to repair or replace items that are damaged due to fire or theft
  • Automobile insurance pays to defend you if you are sued for damages that you caused by driving an insured car
  • Health insurance pays medical and hospital bills if you are ill or hurt
  • Disability insurance replaces a portion of your income if you are unable to work
  • Life insurance pays money to a person’s estate or survivors when a person dies

All insurance policies have some limits, deductibles, and exclusions. It is important to be aware of those limitations when you buy the policy.

However, if your insurance company denies a claim that you think is covered, you may have to sue to have a court determine the proper interpretation of the policy. In certain situations, an insurance company may be liable to you for losses incurred as a result of its wrongful denial of coverage.

Such losses may include:

  • Attorney fees
  • Interest charges
  • Late fees and penalties
  • Damage to your credit rating or reputation.

If the insurance company acted in bad faith, it may also be liable for punitive damages, over and above your out-of-pocket expenses and other losses.

Turn to Our Skilled Insurance Bad Faith Attorneys

Insurance companies have lawyers. If you feel you have been treated unfairly by your insurance company, you need a good Illinois bad faith insurance claims attorney on your side.

Contact Sam C. Mitchell & Associates for a free initial consultation or to learn more about our contingency fees. Call us at (618) 505-1660.

Why You Can Trust Us

The Right Firm Can Make the Difference
  • Free Initial Case Evaluations
  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Over 3,700 Cases Handled
  • Committed to Integrity Above All Else
  • Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience

Case Results

Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

    House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.

  • Auto Accident $9,000,000

    Auto accident involving permanent injury to a mother and her unborn child.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • Auto Accident $2,500,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - A box truck pulled out in front of our client’s vehicle, resulting in a T-bone crash. Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck and left shoulder.

  • Slip & Fall $1,050,000

    Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

  • Auto Accident 920,000

    A man was sheading south on RT 45 in Saline County when TT slowed to make a turn and was rear-ended. Our client suffered injuries to his neck and shoulders. Justice was served for our client.

  • Auto Accident $875,000

    Client was stopped at a red light in O'Fallon when another vehicle failed to stop rear-ending our client. He sustained injuries to his neck, low back and leg.

  • Auto Accident $750,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - Jury verdict in favor of our client who was injured in an intersection crash in Herrin, IL. Before the trial, the defendant’s insurance company withdrew all settlement offers and offered our client $0. Justice was served with a trial verdict of $750,000.

  • Pedestrian Accident $650,000

    Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • Auto Accident $600,000

    A woman was violently rear-ended in Marion, IL and sustained injuries to both of her knees from striking the dashboard and an injury to her foot.


Client Testimonials

Hear From People We've Helped
  • “The sincerity that he showed is what separates Mr. Dihle from others I have interacted with. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, knowledgeable lawyer who gets the best for his client.”

    - Nathan
  • “Sam C. Mitchell & Associates handled my case fairly and professionally I was able to put the worry of the legalities and paperwork aside and focus on my rehabilitation after my accident.”

    - Sally
  • “My wife and I hired Mr. Dihle in an accident claim. He has proved very well versed in the law concerning the claim. He and his aid we're always pleasant and helpful in explaining what could and could not be done.”

    - Cathy
  • “Bill explained everything to me and kept me notified of how my case was preceding. Attorney Bill Alexander was very friendly and made my very comfortable.”

    - Keith
  • “They fight for their clients and their rights with passion. Their competitive nature gives them an advantage no one can compare to. On top of all of this, they give back.”

    - Iris