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0 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: I purchased a LTC policy in July 1998, it was canceled in Aug. 2017 for non payment of premiums.

Does the nonforfeiture provision enacted in 2016 apply in my case as the company never advised me of it...

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Q: Is non renewal of auto insurance like this allowed in California?

I had full coverage insurance. My policy was auto renewed last October and was on auto pay. I just found out they didn't renew it in April and have been without insurance for a couple months now and was involved in a fender bender (which is how i found out it was cancelled). I called to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Charged months later for a covid-test which was advertised as free through medical insurance

Before traveling abroad in February, we had to get covid-tests. My girlfriend and I went to DignityHealth, they advertised free covid tests (through our medical insurance provider). We walked in and my girlfriend and I both handed the lady working the front desk our ID's and medical cards. I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Contracts for California on
Q: West coast insurance company is refusing to pay claim. It is a covered repair . What can I do? Need car back

I took my car to pep boys because it’s belt was screaming. Had evaluation for 19.99 which I paid. Got estimates for $731. This is a covered repair and we had paid for extended warranty 3000. So call west coast, aka protective to get authorization. They told me I should take the car back to seller... Read more »

Neil Anapol
Neil Anapol
answered on Jun 17, 2022

Unfortunately, automobile warranties are not considered insurance and there is no way to sue the warranty company for bad faith. At most, you have a breach of contract claim worth $731. Give the warranty company a reasonable chance to authorize the repair. If they do not, your best bet would be... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Can a medical provider in California refuse to bill secondary insurance if they are contracted with them?

A therapy platform company is contracted with my secondary insurance, but not my primary insurance. They are refusing to bill my secondary insurance and I was unexpectedly charged hundreds out of pocket. Is this legal?

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Q: My question remains, has there been lawsuits charging insurance companies with murder or attempted murder?
William John Light
William John Light
answered on Jun 10, 2022

No one knows the allegations of every lawsuit filed, but the answer to your question is "no." Lawsuits do not allege murder or attempted murder. The closest you would get to that would be a count for wrongful death. Whether there is a lawsuit for wrongful death against an insurer that... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Why my car insurance won’t pay the rest of my hospital bill after accident?

I was in a accident, the other driver was found 100% at fault. My hospital bill was $52,000. I was able to negotiate with the hospital to take off $14,000 leaving me with $37,000. The person Who hit me only had a bodily injury of $15,000. I have under insured bodily injury of $25,000 with AAA. My... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas
answered on Jun 9, 2022

I suggest that you consult with an attorney or law firm that specialize in Insurance Bad Faith in your area.

Be aware that they may or may not take on your case against your insurer on a contingency fee basis because of the relatively modest UIM policy limits but if the insurer refuses to...
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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: I know for a fact new ins attorney, rep State Farm not me Should I substitute in on lot my name. Then hire own attorney

Grass Valley Fire Oct 22, 2007. County took out all trees, 90% not burned. Fire went lot to lot so middle and front trees burned. Now a desert. But diff Enviromental. I put up walls emergency Jan 2011. Home just rebuilt. Mud flowing many lots. Rains Nov 2010. Saw first time. My landscape Architect... Read more »

Q: Has Workers Compensation in California been sued and charged for murder or attempted murder?

Workers Comp Adjusters attend physician/doctor appointments and direct medical care. Those directions and restrictions on medical care are serious enough to cause death.

E.g. not authorizing evaluation and treatment for a serious skull and brain injury that is known to cause death if left... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jun 7, 2022

GET AN ATTORNEY! you cant fight back when you don't know the rules of engagement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: I believe my father forged my signature to obtain a insurance policy pay out as well as power of attorney over me

What kind of lawyer would I need for this case

Neil Anapol
Neil Anapol
answered on May 31, 2022

You need an insurance coverage lawyer. You did not supply enough detail to get into the specifics of your case, but it sounds like you might have recourse against the insurance company if it paid out based on a forged document and you did not get the money.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: Where can I find a lawyer for my auto insurance claim?

I am looking for a lawyer to help me resolve my auto insurance claim. I got my car stolen last august and retrieved it the same month. My insurance refused to total the car out because they claimed it was fixable. It’s been 9 months and my car is still not repaired. I want to know if there is... Read more »

Neil Anapol
Neil Anapol
answered on May 27, 2022

Whether or not you have a bad faith case against your insurance company comes down to a lot of details you did not provide. If you do have a case, you should be able to recover the entire rental car costs (not just the 90 days) plus other damages including financial damage, emotional distress,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: Where do I report attempted break check insurance fraud caught on dashcam? Is there a civil matter here?

A driver cut in front of me and slammed on their brakes. My dashcam clearly shows no cars in front of me when this driver cuts and attempts to get me to hit their car. They then stop, and go trying to bait me and stop again with no cars in front of them where you can clearly see a green traffic... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 17, 2022

i think the police and department of consumer affairs are your best bets.

you can always sue someone but likely, no lawyer will take it on a contingency, and your only other avenue is small claims......but what are YOUR damages?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Copyright, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What if I haven't got my mail an important documents that I never received and effected my life
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Apr 27, 2022






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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: Based on previous question, is it okay that I have served insurance co. for small claims court first vs. mitagation co.?

Letters were sent to both Insurance co. and mitagation co. about appliances (outside) being ruined and asked for replacement payment. Both denied responsibility. The mitagation co. wrote back stating that they are not responsible and turned it back to insurance co. The reason why I decided to take... Read more »

Neil Anapol
Neil Anapol
answered on Apr 22, 2022

I would have sued both of them in the same case, and if they wanted to blame each other -- let them. They are both responsible for what happened. As far as you're concerned, it does not matter how you allocate the loss.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: Who's at fault for not properly secure/protect appliances that were taken out kitchen after water burst?

Insurance company or water mitigation company who I hired? Water mitigation company wrapped up appliances and set them outside in backyard. However, insurance company never told me that I could have asked the mitagation company to put them into a storage locker while the repairs were done.... Read more »

Neil Anapol
Neil Anapol
answered on Apr 14, 2022

Both the mitigation company and the insurance company are responsible. The mitigation company because they should have known not to leave appliances wrapped in plastic in your backyard. Thus, they negligently caused the property damage. The insurance company has a duty under the insurance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith and Small Claims for California on
Q: Ice and snow fell on my vehicle at a business causing damage and their insurance saying not at fault. What can I do?

I was at a drive through coffee shop in Flagstaff, Arizona. It was warming up that morning and the ice and snow melted and slid off the business’ roof which ended up landing on top of my hood causing damage.

I filed a claim with their insurance (Chubb) and they came back and denied my... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Apr 5, 2022

You may have a bad faith claim for denial of your claim, but it will likely depend on the terms in the business insurance policy. However, even if the insurance policy won't cover your loss, you may still be able to sue the business for negligence for your damages, but you will likely need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Elder Law and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: If I was overcharged for a root canal 15 mos. ago Am I entitled to reimbursement plus interest? They earned interest.

I wanted to go to my root canal dentist who was in the plan but they insisted i go to their sister office; as it turned out he was nor in the plan and i had to appeal to get them paid.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 12, 2022

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Nationwide, claimants do sometimes include interest in filing arbitrations for health care services (I cannot speak for California rules with AAA or other arbitration forums). But as a practical matter, it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: My Root Canal Dentist overcharged me 15 months ago. Am I entitled reimbursement plus interest?They earned interest on it

I told my dentist I had a Root canal dentist I knew was in the plan but they insisted I go to their guy who was their sister office; it turned out he was not in the plan and they tried to make me pay the full amount. I appealed and my dental plan paid the claim. It was then that we discovered... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Apr 17, 2022

There is a law on the books since 2017 that says if you are being treated by a provider under a plan and get additional treatment from a non plan provider that the non plan provider must take the amount allowed by the plan. Consult with an attorney about this and google this for the California law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Small Claims for California on
Q: California State Witness statement/ testimony

California State

I sent an email last week to the insurance company asking for the full testimony/statement of the witness and what he exactly said with the specific time and specific and date of the testimony after the insurance company closed the case based on that statement and ignored... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Mar 20, 2022





1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Car Accidents for California on
Q: How long can the insurance company wait for witness to respond?

I was involve in accident where my the rear left side of my car was hit by another car(truck) after I took a left turn and enter the TWLT area where the accident occurred inside that area between the two yellow lanes, I have all the images to prove that. No injuries occurred we didn't file a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Mar 6, 2022

The issue is often how much weight to give to the wit testimony. However, remember the car turning LEFT is usually presumed to be at fault ...absent other evidence.

It sounds like the damage is minimal and thus filing in small claims may get you some immediate response.

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