Fayetteville, NC asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for North Carolina

Q: How do I claim a life insurance fund from a person who recently passed. We were going to do it over the phone today

He passed last night and it was unexpected, so we didn’t have enough time to put me as a dependent

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: If anyone here is going to have insight into your situation, it's going to be lawyers in the Probate - Estate Planning sections here. You could contact one of the lawyers on this site, or seek someone independently through your own searches. It isn't insurance bad faith if a beneficiary is not named on a life insurance policy; that's not the carrier's fault. Insurance bad faith is when a carrier acts improperly in the handling of a claim. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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