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Posts tagged "Insurance Law"

Insurance fraud targets new property owners

Property owners often understand the value of their real estate through the process of earning it with hard work and smart investments. As a result, most residential and commercial property owners will be ready and willing to pursue a comprehensive insurance policy on real estate and other assets.

Insurance providers sued by Minnesota over claims disputes

Homes, cars, possessions - insurance is necessary for a safe, secure lifestyle even without considering medical needs. There are dozens of major insurers that offer hundreds of plans in an effort to offer coverage for every situation. At times, these insurers need extra oversight to make sure this coverage is fair.

Is your insurance policy your maintenance policy?

Some homeowners view their insurance policy as a sort of maintenance policy that they can rely on for making major home repairs. When their roof begins to age, they hope for a hailstorm to strike their Minnesota home and allow them to make a claim on their insurance policy.

Act of God?

Insurance law is full of potential problems for the unwary. Contracts for insurance can be many pages long and how many homeowners sit down and carefully read the documents the insurance company is mandated to send every year? Nonetheless, it is that document that controls the terms and conditions of your insurance and being familiar with its language is a good idea for every homeowner.

Insurers like delays

For an insurance company, delays are always good. Especially when they already have your money. Which they do. If you fail to pay a premium on time, they can cancel your policy and refuse to pay any claims made after they claim your policy was no longer in place. However, if you have a loss, they can delay payment for months or years, often for invalid or illegal reasons. 

Always check with your insurer first

Insurance policies are designed to protect specific risks under specific circumstances. This is why the policy to protect your home or business may run for many, many pages in length. The insurance company is describing what they are protecting, they types of loss protected and when they will pay. Most people have little experience deciphering these documents and rely on their insurance agent to find the policy that provides the coverage they believe they need.

Arbitration is not worth any "discount"

When you receive something for "no cost," but have to provide information to the entity providing your "free gift," it is often said that you are the product that is being sold. When a business offers something at a discount or reduced price, it is unlikely it is truly "free." The company is in business and it would be difficult for them to pay their bills if they gave their products away.

Homeowners insurance issues after a loved one’s death

The loss of a loved one is always a difficult thing. While it can be a time when a person doesn’t want to have to deal with anything other than coping with the emotions of the event, there can be a lot of important issues that can come before a person in connection to a loved one’s death that it is very important to address. This can particularly be the case if their loved one left a home to them.

Alligator attack is the kind of case to fight

Lawsuits in this county involving personal injury and property damage are to a large degree driven by insurance coverage. If a potentially responsible party who caused harm or injury to an individual has no insurance, suing them may be pointless. While you may obtain a judgment in your favor, they may have no assets from which they could pay the judgment.