My son was driving a car owned and insured by my wife. On a recent visit to his mother's house, he backed into his sister's car and made a small dent. My ex-wife has filed a claim on her insurance, even though my son told her he would pay for the repairs out of pocket, and now her... Read more »
A Texas attorney could advise best, as insurance practices are governed by state law. But your question remains open for four weeks. As a GENERAL matter nationwide, without regard to state-specific practices, those types of small property damage claims are sometimes left to the discretion of the...Read more »
Ill. Sup. Ct. R. 775 “IMMUNITY” seems to offer total protection to anyone who files an ARDC complaint against a lawyer, even if the grievance is entirely untrue and filed simply to harass the lawyer. The ARDC thoroughly investigates every claim, and it seems unfair to force lawyers to spend the... Read more »
I have read both of your questions. Rule 775 does provide that immunity in the context of ARDC communications. It is not clear if the suit you describe is a malpractice claim against you, but if so I would suggest you review with your attorney. If not involving a malpractice claim, but arising from...Read more »
Does a defense lawyer practicing in Illinois have an ethical obligation to inform his client that the client may have insurance coverage for a lawsuit that would cover the client's legal fees? Even if this means that the case would have to be tendered to the insurance company and that lawyer... Read more »
Generally, any claim/case should be reviewed to determine if there is possible insurance coverage. If there is potential coverage then the claim/case should be forwarded to the parties insurance agent who will transmit to the insurance company. If there is coverage, then the insurance company...Read more »
You have a duty to cooperate in your claim. What that entails depends on the nature of the claim and what they are asking you to release. If this is an auto claim and they want to know if you were texting and driving, it would make sense for the insurer to ask about text messages. In that case,...Read more »
A Kentucky attorney could advise best, as insurance practices are governed by state law. But your question remains open for two weeks and the answer is essentially universal everywhere. Yes, they have the right to demand return of the overpayment. Good luck
A Washington attorney would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If the card in question resulted in the ticket, it's difficult to say whether it would be adequate in court as a defense without seeing the start and end dates and times of coverage on the face of...Read more »
But they are not offering us what we feel is right. If we take their offer we will still have to come up with $200 to pay off our loan. We feel that they should at least pay off the old car and give us enough for a down payment on another car. Do we have any recourse here?
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unfortunately, this is a common situation in total loss declarations. A local attorney might be able to identify additional options under state law. But as a general premise applied in these settings nationwide,...Read more »
A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, based on these brief facts, I don't think the adjuster is trying to cheat you. What I think is happening is that your vehicle has been declared a total loss. So rather than simply...Read more »
A Mississippi attorney would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From what you describe, it's possible that your insurance carrier became insolvent and went into receivership. This is only a guess because you mention that the billing facility mentioned...Read more »
I rear ended a gentleman on 07/31 and pictures were taken with no police report. The gentleman stated he would be in touch with me and I never heard from him until 08/10. On 08/10, he sent me the pictures and I proceeded to file the claim; however, I looked at a calendar and put the date of the... Read more »
An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. Based on your description, it does not sound like you committed fraud. It looks more like you made a mistake in mixing up the date of the accident. Fraud essentially requires an intentional act aimed at deceiving the...Read more »
Then I get pulled over and find out I am suspended for no insurance. It was supposed to go to court and then Court got cancelled and I was never informed of any date they rescheduled it for so now I am suspended after being reinstated after revocation. Can I fight this somehow. ???
There are certainly ways to fight this. I recently helped a client in a similar situation and we were able to have cases dismissed and avoid convictions on the others due to the confusion. It would be wise to have a lawyer help you with this.
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your loss. You could additionally add Probate and Estate Planning to your categories. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but it would have better chances of being seen in...Read more »
A Missouri attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week and you probably need to line someone up without further delay. Go to the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer) and search for lawyers in or near the county where the court you're appearing is located. Or search independently...Read more »
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.
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...Read more »
I went to a rehabilitation center to seek help for my alcoholism. I was there for 30 days. Their policy required patients to turn in all of their personal belongings (phone, wallets, etc) except for clothing. During my stay, one of their staff members stole my credit card and ID and committed... Read more »
A Pennsylvania attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, it does not appear to be a case that attorneys might consider taking on a contingency basis. If you are paying by the hour, the burden is upon you to provide evidence of the theft. In a busy...Read more »
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