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Q: Been paying a stated value on my insurance of $20,000 for the past 7 years. In an accident on

May 29, 2024. Was totalled per adjuster. Won't pay the $20,000. Wants to pay around $6,000. " What the 2010 Avalanche is worth" per the insurance company. What do I do? I wracked up my left knee that I just had replace in 2/9/24. All I care about is getting my $20,000 for my... View More

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Q: How do you defend against a fraudulent subrogation claim?

A man fraudulently claimed that our horse damaged his car for $1700 but there was no damage evident on the horse. AMFAM paid the claimant without investigating even though the claim was filed several weeks after the proposed incident. Now AMFAM has sent the claim to a collections agency and is... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 18, 2024

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open and time is of the essence in your response. Your options include going with the attorney with the $1,500 retainer, which might not end there in terms of legal fees, depending on what happens in the course of defending the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Collections, Insurance Bad Faith, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Q: Insurance fraudulent filings & collection = eternal servitude?

In 2016 I gave my child a vehicle. They were instructed to register it and get insurance. They did neither. Instead they were rear-ended, causing them to rear-end another while at a dead stop. In 2017 my child and myself were sued. 3 months later the suit was dropped, I assumed because my child... View More

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Jan 13, 2024

You are on the hook. Whatever you are paying apparently isn't reducing the principal. I fail to understand why plaintiff's attorney will not provide you a balance. What they won't do is send you a monthly statement.

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Wisconsin on
Q: looking for advice on roof damage back in 08/03/2023. Insurance is claiming only repair work.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 5, 2024

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on your policy and the nature of the event that caused damage. One option is either to review the policy on your own or with an attorney and determine if you have the basis for a more comprehensive... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Wisconsin on
Q: With consent, can I create an account for another person for liability insurance and purchase a policy on their behalf?

Basically, I want to purchase on-demand liability insurance for independent contractors that get jobs through my site and I want to know if it is illegal to make this purchase as if I am them if I have their consent in signature form.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 9, 2020

A Wisconsin attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Insurance is generally governed by state laws, but as a general matter, if information falls through the cracks and the carrier raises a defense that they were not provided with accurate information as to a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Wisconsin on
Q: I'm being billed for two health insurance premiums for the same month coverage. They claim i didn't call to cancel 1.

It's with the same company and it clearly shows the have me enrolled in two plans. One should have stopped when the other started and they are saying it's my fault for not cancelling the first plan when the second started. No claims have been made on either plan. TO me this seems... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 23, 2020

A Wisconsin attorney would be able to advise best on this, as insurance practices are governed by state laws. But your post remains open for four weeks. You raise a valid point. However, pushing that issue in court could be costly in terms of time and resources. One option might be to try to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Wisconsin on
Q: I was in an car accident but it wasnt my fault now the other driver insurance says im still 30% is that accurate

I was in an car accident, i was not at fault. The other driver who was at fault was at fault cause she failed to yeild right of way. Now her insurance wants to only be liable for 60% of the outcome then there adjusters came and looked vehicle and the cost of repairs is more the what the car is... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 21, 2019

A Wisconsin attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for four weeks. No one can predict how a court would rule on the matter. It's a decision you have to make based on the value of the car, in terms of what the percentage pans out to in terms of dollars and cents - and what... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Q: Insurance will only pay me 50% of my damages because the other driver intentionally brake checked me. How is that fair?

The police have received both of our statements where both sides state that he brake checked me intentionally. The insurance knows this and told me that because he intentionally tried to cause an accident they will only pay for half of my damages.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 27, 2019

It does seem unfair. You could consult with a Wisconsin attorney. There is no mention of injuries, and I hope you were not injured. But keep in mind that if the claim is purely property damage, an attorney might not be able to handle it on at a typical contingency fee arrangement generally applied... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Wisconsin on
Q: I feel that my insurance company delayed paying my claim and now I am out of a vehicle.

Accident was august 25th. Insurance company was fighting with the towing company for two months to get my car released. It finally got released but they deemed it totaled. The estimate was only 5000 to get it fixed but the cash value of the car was almost 8000. They didn't tell me where my car... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 22, 2018

The facts mention a repair estimate and cash value but don’t go into the actual figure received. An attorney in your state reviewing the file could ask for additional information.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Wisconsin on
Q: What can I do about an insurance agent who falsified documents to have me charged with a crime?>

My roommate and I purchased a policy which I paid for. We had a fire at the home. The insurance agent deleted my name from the policy then turned in a report to the DA that I illegally obtained proceeds from the fire. My bank statements and original policy documents proved that to be false. The... View More

Frank Pasternak
Frank Pasternak
answered on Jun 22, 2018

Contact the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance at 1-800-236-8517 and file a complaint. Also, you may wish to call the local police department.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Wisconsin on
Q: What type of an attorney do I need if an insurance company had denied my husband payment of "loss of wages"?

on December 4th 2013 my husband fell and hit his ribs pretty hard while on the job. on Dec 9th he went to our local ER and ended up with a Dx of contusions to the ribs. He ended up going to the ER on 12/13, He was admitted with pneumonia and septic, he got worse and he ended up needing surgery.... View More

Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman
answered on May 26, 2014

Sounds like you need a workers comp lawyer.

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