An unfortunate fact of life in New Mexico is that many drivers do not carry the legally required insurance. Because of this, the law requires automobile insurance companies to offer uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, also called UM/UIM coverage.
Insurance bad faith is a general term that refers to a variety of violations committed by insurance companies. As a policyholder, you have certain rights when it comes to first-party coverage. Many of these are contained in the New Mexico insurance code. Others come from case law or are promulgated by the New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance.