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Economy is Down Insurance Fraud is Up
Clever or unscrupulous, no matter how you characterize it, no one likes to fall victim to fraud and scams. Unfortunately, we're all likely to be victimized even if we never actually come across someone who's cutting corners to make a buck. Insurance Fraud Generally, fraud occurs when someone intentionally ... READ MORE

Claims Adjusters: Roles, Duties and Interests
It's a good to have some familiarity with what a claims adjuster does, how your loss is assessed and whose interests are represented. You'll be prepared to recover if you have a business or personal loss no matter what damage was done to your property. Who Are Claims Adjusters? Claims adjusters can be ... READ MORE

Dealing with Insurance Companies
Before you make any kind of insurance claim -- and certainly before you talk with an adjuster -- here's what you need to know. ... READ MORE

Finding An Insurance Lawyer
You may already have a list of prospective lawyers. Before you go any further, take a few more minutes to make sure that you are looking for the right kind of lawyer. There are all kinds of lawyers who practice in the insurance area. As some general guidelines, keep in mind the following: If you're fighting ... READ MORE

Guide to Who's Who in Insurance Adjusting
Property damage to your home or business can have devastating consequences. If you're insured, that's good news. But it's just the start of the recovery process. Whether the loss results from a common natural disaster, like a hurricane, earthquake, or tornado, or a fire or other peril, the first step ... READ MORE

Insurance Policy Lapses
Insurance policies, whether they are life, health, disability or homeowners' insurance policies, have premiums which must be paid in order to keep the policy in effect. Sometimes the insured pays the premiums, and sometimes the insured's employer pays the premiums. If you are thinking about retiring ... READ MORE

Meeting With An Insurance Lawyer
Treat your first meeting as a business consultation. Dress well and be prompt. Be polite and courteous. You will want to impress the lawyer, just as he or she will be trying to impress you. Give a lawyer the chance to get to know you. Don't feel compelled right off the bat to blurt out everything you ... READ MORE

Missing a Payment on Your Insurance Policy
Most insurance policies require that insurance premiums be paid either at the beginning of the policy period or at designated times during the policy period. If the insured misses a payment, the insurance policy usually lapses unless the insurer agrees to accept a late payment and continue the policy. ... READ MORE

Preparing to Meet with An Insurance Lawyer
It can be a big waste of time for both you and the lawyer if you aren't prepared for your first meeting. Since business lawyers usually charge by the hour, being unprepared will also end up costing you money because it will take longer for the lawyer you hire to get up to speed on your legal matter. ... READ MORE

Reinsurance, known as the insurance for insurance companies, is insurance that an insurer purchases to protect itself against exposure to large risks. The reinsurance process helps insurance companies spread and share risk against catastrophic loss. By spreading risk, reinsurance allows the insurance ... READ MORE


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Not sure what the question is - but if there was such an accident with the damages described your husband simply needs to hire a laywer to handel the issues. 

You are entiled to fair market value - problem is this is often the subject of debate and lowballing by the other insurance carrier. 

Generally, yes. This will typcially require hiring a lawyer to handle for several reasons. 

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When insurers won’t pay: Huntington Beach man sues Aetna

When insurers won’t pay: Huntington Beach man sues Aetna after treatments denied from ... Read more

Can life insurance claims be denied due to suicide?

Making a life insurance claim when a loved one has passed away suddenly is extremely difficult. It is made even worse when the life insurance company claims that your loved one committed suicide but y ... Read more

How can I prove my pain to a long term disability insurance company?

Many medical conditions suffered by disabled individuals under long term disability policies involve debilitating pain. There is no real test to measure a person’s pain though. That gives the di ... Read more

What can I expect from a termination of disability benefits letter?

Most disabled insureds who have received a termination of benefits letter from the long term disability insurance company focus on the one sentence that states that no further benefits are payable. In ... Read more

What Happens if Your Disability Policy Lapses?

If you own a private disability policy, you are well aware that you must pay premiums in order to keep the policy in force. Some insureds pay monthly by check, and others have premiums automatically w ... Read more

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