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Our past years of representing insurance companies taught us a thing or two about how they work behind the scenes. Let our experience work for you.

Shreveport Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer

It is no secret that insurance companies are in business to make money, and from their perspective, it may make sense for them to delay or avoid paying claims to keep costs down. However, when those delays and denials are patently unfair, they may cross the line into what is known as “bad faith.”

State law prohibits insurers from engaging in unfair practices in violation of their good-faith obligations to policyholders. If your insurance company has treated your claim in bad faith, you may be entitled to compensation in addition to the amounts owed under your policy.



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Receiving a bill should never be the first step in getting help. Our firm knows that when dealing with an ERISA, long term disability or insurance claim, what you need is answers, and we are here to provide them free of charge.

Our firm welcomes telephone calls or the opportunity to visit with you in person to answer any questions you may have. We also provide FREE comprehensive case reviews. There is no obligation to hire us as your ERISA attorney.

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Too much is at stake to guess about the best approach and strategy for fighting your denied insurance claim — years and years of financial security.

After spending years representing insurance companies, we don’t guess. We know their playbook and how they work behind the scenes. Using that knowledge, we’ve developed our own Clear Advantage Process for fighting claims.

It’s personally satisfying to use what I’ve learned as an insurance company insider, now for the good — helping families reverse unfair denials of insurance benefits they paid for, need and deserve.


About J. Price McNamara

Price McNamara began his law practice in 1990 representing insurance companies.

In 1995, Mr. McNamara founded McNamara Law Offices, where he represents people across the U.S. who are wrongfully denied long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and accidental death insurance benefits, with special focus on ERISA claims and lawsuits.

His is a member of the Louisiana and Texas Bars, with office locations by appointment only in Baton Rouge, Metairie, and Houston. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife and their three children.

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To learn what may be possible in your case, it is a good idea to talk to a Shreveport bad-faith insurance lawyer. A knowledgeable insurance attorney could evaluate your case and advise you of your options for redressing the wrongs done to you.

How Filing a Bad-Faith Lawsuit Could Help

When a policyholder can demonstrate that an insurance company failed to fulfill duties owed under their policy, they may be able to file a bad-faith insurance claim. If the court finds that the insurer acted in bad faith, the policyholder may be entitled to receive compensation to cover a variety of related consequences, possibly including:

  • Economic loss
  • Emotional anguish
  • Penalties provided for under bad-faith statutes
  • Attorney fees
  • Interest provided for under bad-faith statutes
  • Punitive damages


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Baton Rouge Office

10455 Jefferson Hwy,
Suite 2B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 201-8311
Fax: (225) 201-8313
(By Appointment)

New Orleans Office

4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Suite 212
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 458-8455
Fax: (225) 201-8313
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Houston Office

363 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
Ste 1100 PMB, #114
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: (713) 439-0339
Fax: (225) 201-8313
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At the very least, filing a bad-faith claim may prompt an insurance company to pay any benefits they were withholding. It may alternatively be possible with the assistance of a Shreveport bad-faith insurance attorney to negotiate a settlement to provide additional compensation before a case goes to trial.

Different Laws May Apply

When long term disability insurance is at issue, it makes a difference whether the policy was purchased personally or provided through an employer. If the policy is a group policy offered through the employer, its provisions are governed by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, often known as ERISA.

If a long term disability insurance policy in Shreveport was purchased directly by the consumer, then state laws will apply, including bad-faith statutes and laws involving contract interpretation. For instance, La. Stat. Ann. §22:1973B(5) specifies that an insurer breaches a duty of good faith owed to policy holders by “[f]ailing to pay the amount of any claim due any person insured by the contract within sixty days after receipt of satisfactory proof of loss from the claimant when such failure is arbitrary, capricious, or without probable cause.”

Certain damage awards, such as punitive damages, may be available through a successful claim brought under state law but not a claim brought under ERISA or other federal laws. In addition, procedures for handling a lawsuit under ERISA are different as well. A claimant must first appeal a denial through administrative channels before filing a lawsuit, and the trial would be held in federal rather than state court.

Work with a Shreveport Bad-Faith Insurance Attorney Today

Insurance is complicated, and the laws regulating bad faith and other insurance issues are equally complex. So, if you have suffered damages due to the bad faith of your disability insurance provider, it is wise to seek advice from an attorney with experience in this unique area of law.

A dedicated Shreveport bad-faith insurance lawyer could analyze the circumstances of your case to determine your options for recovery. In many instances, because of policy provisions, time is of the essence when it comes to taking legal action, so schedule a consultation as soon as possible to ensure your case can proceed.

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