In California, pet insurance is regulated by the Department of Insurance, and while insurers are generally allowed to set their premiums based on risk factors including the age of a pet, any rate increases must be filed with and approved by the Department. If your pet’s insurance premium has...View More
In California, insurance companies have an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. If they fail to uphold this duty, policyholders or claimants might have grounds to sue for bad faith. Not following the terms of an agreed-upon settlement can be seen as an act of bad faith. However, before...View More
They Dropped me for not having step son excluded from policy although he was not involved in accident, and said I was using car for business, which is incorrect I was driving to work in my girlfriends personal vehicle. I applied for Ins. Over the phone and they never asked me about exclusions.my... View More
Under California law, insurance companies have the right to cancel a policy if they determine that there was a material misrepresentation or omission during the application process. If your insurer believes that you did not disclose a potential driver (your stepson) or that the vehicle was being...View More
I was insured by Infinity and was making installment. Payments on my policy , there was no changes on my policy… on the 6 month of my policy they billed me for an amount deferent then my schedule payments , increasing from 340 to 800 and the remaing months lowering to 240 causing my payment to... View More
Under California law, an insurance company typically cannot cancel a policy for non-payment if payments were made consistently and in accordance with the agreed-upon payment schedule. If you have evidence of regular payments and your policy was canceled erroneously, you may have grounds to...View More
I was hit from behind, car was destroyed, almost died. No one at the scene ever told me that there was a person charged. Found out 9 months later that they had found the person (that night). My life already went on, and it took 3 years to get a judge to award me compensation. The judge went off... View More
In California, the value of your car in a restitution order should typically be determined based on its fair market value at the time of the loss, not necessarily the Blue Book value. If your car was indeed worth $4,200 at the time of the accident, you may be entitled to that amount, and the lack...View More
My Workers Comp insurance does not have any providers in their network to give me a second opinion on my shoulder injury. I received an email from their provider network unit that they could not find a provider and that the adjuster assigned to my case had permission to authorize for me to go to... View More
Filing for a hearing would likely help or better yet...hire a competent attorney. You have described some serious injuries. Do you know that most attorneys only charge 15% of the total settlement amount and that they cannot agree to any settlement without your permission? What are you waiting...View More
If the insurance policy was in effect at the time of the accident, it should cover your injuries even if it was later canceled. If the insurance company denies the claim and rescinds the policy, you may need to take legal action against both the insurance company and the negligent driver to recover...View More
The actual plumber I hired was not present on the day the work was done. His workers had no one overseeing their work. They burned my entire wall down to charred 4x4s and the fire damaged my neighbors walls and attic as well. The workers left a mess of burned debris and a disaster of the house... View More
If you don't get speedy and complete relief from the plumber or their insurer, you can make a claim against their license bond. If the amount left in the bond is still not enough to fully compensate you, you could file a lawsuit and seek not only the cost to repair your home but also...View More
Our previous home was 4000sqft on 4.3 acres. Our new home is 2200 sqft on 48 acres. We had a 25% Home Protector Clause for upgrades to building codes. If we had elected to rebuild we would have used all of the Home Protector because the price of a new build was upward of 600 sq/ft for new... View More
The change in the law regarding land value deduction should not be retroactively applied to claims from 2020. However, you may still have a valid argument for a fair settlement based on the terms of your policy and any applicable regulations at the time of the claim. Consult an attorney familiar...View More
They dropped me . No car insurance co. Will talk to me. I have never committed fraud ever. How can they make such a huge mistake ruin my record and leave my ruined car 100 miles away and told me to bring this truck. I'm 67 and totally stressed and I feel paralyzed and I believe they are be... View More
I understand the distress you're experiencing due to the situation. In California, insurance companies are obligated to act in good faith and provide reasonable communication. If your insurance company unjustifiably labeled your claim as fraudulent, leading to dropped coverage, you might have...View More
I got injured in an auto accident from other driver. His insurance company doesn't want to pay my entire medical bills only a portion of it. There reason is that they owe only reasonable and customary fees. They say that medical bills are unreasonable and "inflated." It seems like... View More
How does it go with a insurance with 100k insurance policy I don’t understand they only want to give 4k in recovery and we can go after 100k But we have to have 100k worth of medical expenses to get that amount Now they researching and going after a hit and run so what would I get at the end I... View More
You won't get $50k out of a $100k settlement. The attorney will take 33 1/3% to 40% as a fee. The attorney will be reimbursed for the costs incurred. The medical providers/insurer will be paid for the cost of care. At best, you will get about 1/3.
the car was stolen from in front of my home. i immediately called the police. my insurance adjuster called to tell me they were paying out on the claim and she had set me up with another adjuster to handle disbursement of the claim. same day the vehicle was found. It was put into a tow yard in... View More
A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could sometimes be difficult to get accurate input in terms of a case citation on a public forum. Such settings can be issue and fact-specific (for example, the discovery rule, where applicable per a...View More
I was involved in a 3 car collision in CA that was not caused by me. The at-fault insurance company has been ignoring my calls, and it's been exactly 56 days today from the date of the incident/claim (should be resolved within 40 days in CA). I have received no communication via letter or... View More
My car was hit while I was parked in a parking lot, not in the car, resulting in it being damaged. Other party left a note and I made a claim on their insurance the same day. Other party’s insurance claimed fault for the accident, and once I took it to a shop, they totaled my car out. I... View More
If you have collision coverage, make a claim on your own insurance and stop dealing with the other driver's insurer. Your insurer will total the car, pay you the fair market value, and then get the money back from the other driver's insurers including the deductible.
he has all my written, visual and taped verbal answers to his questions about my claim. I don’t want him to keep contacting me with his intimidating behavior trying to convince me why he’s going to substantially reduce the claim his own assessor arrived at on examining the accident and damage... View More
In dealing with the adjuster, here are a few suggestions:
Document the Communication: Keep a record of all communication with the adjuster, including dates, times, and details of each interaction. This will help you maintain a clear record of the events and any concerning behavior exhibited...View More
My car was hit from behind as it was exiting an intersection. My policy covers, but after presenting me with a settlement figure, they now repeatedly try to reduce the amount I already agreed to. I read this is called bad faith insurance. No lawyer I ask for help will take the case unless it... View More
Yes, there are lawyers who will take cases involving unethical insurance practices in California. However, it is important to note that these cases can be difficult to win, and the lawyer you choose will need to have experience in this area of law.
Here are a few things you can do to find a...View More
My sister was in an accident, the other driver was at fault. Now his insurance company refuses to pay her chiropractor's bills because her doctor doesn't have a business license. He has a medical license and the chiropractic center he works at, they have a business license. But he... View More
In California, an insurance company generally cannot refuse to pay medical bills solely based on a doctor not having a personal business license if they are otherwise qualified to practice medicine and are working within a licensed chiropractic center. However, insurance policies can vary, and...View More
my attorney was near settling my case during litigation when i discovered forged signatures while my original firm transfered my case to them. I want to negotiate myself with the insurance company because i was defrauded when my claim was transfered and i was never aware of it. as well as all the... View More
If you have decided to represent yourself after firing your attorney during settlement and litigation, there are steps you can take to navigate the situation. Firstly, thoroughly review the details of your case and familiarize yourself with the relevant laws and regulations. Document any evidence...View More
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