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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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.... Read more »

Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on May 26, 2014

Sounds like you need a workers comp lawyer.

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