Q: Can an insurer require an investigation then after the investigation send a payment then after the payment turn around

Then ask for an EUO almost 8 months later? They did not ask for EUO with in 15 days. The claim has now drug out to be eight months long. We just received one small payment, and they are not wanting to pay out the rest of the claim which is substantial.

According to our declarations. We feel the insurance should not be permitted to request an EUO that late in the game. We need representaioton now

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

A: A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. More details are needed about the carrier's need for the EUO. You raise a good point. If the claim appears to be turning contentious, you could explore representation. Most injury law firms offer free initial consults. If you could arrange one, that could help you assess the claim realistically and outline your best options. Good luck

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