Portland, OR asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Bad Faith for Oregon

Q: Can I sue my insurance company for stringing me along and not paying out on a claim that's affecting my work and housing

Right off the bat I had to sign a huge stack of papers which I was kind of unsure signing to begin with, but it was a relinquishing my the information from all bank accounts all of my person to person pay apps that. my call log on my phone all any phone records. I also had to provide phone numbers of friends and family a landlord which were called almost immediately and harassed, implying to my landlord that he may be in cahoots and it's all right to go ahead and let them know now before anything happens about the vehicle being stolen. After signing that release of all information I received an email about 2 weeks later stating that they needed me to go and retrieve a call log from my cell phone carrier as well as I needed to take all of my financial records and then download them and send them to them I asked why they didn't do it I released the information to them and they said that they can't and I don't get. The mother of my children is currently in a hospital ..much more harrasmen

1 Lawyer Answer
Jina Ly Clark
Jina Ly Clark
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You must have a basis to sue your insurance company. You cannot sue your car company merely for asking for documentation to support a claim you are making. To answer this question, more context is needed. What is the underlying claim you are making that would entitle you to insurance coverage? In general, we have to file a lawsuit in at least 1/2 of all of our cases to obtain a reasonable resolution. Although the insurance company may be required to pay, they are not always the proper party to sue.

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