Pennsauken, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/20/2018 -- As the premier truck accident lawyers in Philadelphia and New Jersey, the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka is dedicated to providing area residents with legal news and updates. And in accordance with this tradition of offering industry information and guidance, the organization is advising individuals who live in New Jersey that a new legislative bill can protect them and their claims from predatory practices.
Lawmakers in the state noticed that the current laws provided only limited protection for consumers when it came to unfair, dishonest, and even unethical practices by insurance companies. This new legislation creates a legal cause of action and allows individuals to file lawsuits if they believe they have been the victim of these predatory practices.
Some of the actions to be prohibited by this law are an unreasonable denial or delay in the payment of a claim, misrepresenting an insurance policy, discriminating against the injured person, and other unfair practices.
For these insurance companies who do not adhere to the new proposed rules, there will be harsh penalties. Included among these disciplinary actions is the entitlement of "treble damages," a legal term meaning the amount of compensatory damages is tripled. These penalties are necessary to get insurance companies to rein in their behavior and allow consumers a way to fight back against them.
Currently, the bill has already passed the New Jersey State Senate, and is up to the Assembly for further review and approval. The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka urges New Jersey residents to appeal to their Assembly members to pass this bill.
For car accident lawyers in Philadelphia, or for more information, call 856-283-0589 or visit https://ciecka.com/.
About The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C.
The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka was established in 1976 as a people focused personal injury law firm. The firm treats its clients with the utmost care and respect, and works with their clients to get the best results possible. The firm provides legal representation throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding counties, and all areas of Central and Southern New Jersey. The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka focus only on handling injury cases in the practice areas of personal injury and workers compensation. Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C., has over four decades of experience providing the highest level of strategic legal representation for all facets of personal injury and workers compensation cases, having taken part in extensive past cases dealing with insurance companies and courts alike.
Individuals that have been hurt and need help, call 856-283-0589 or reach them at https://www.ciecka.com and they will fight for them so they can get back to their lifestyle without having to deal with the insurance companies.