Ever felt like you were powerless against an insurance company? Not even sure what types of coverages you purchased or what do to if your claim was denied? Insurance companies are in every aspect of our lives-from birth to death. The attorneys in this book have helped thousands of consumers each year navigate the world of insurance claims. They know the mistakes consumers make, and the tricks insurance companies use to deny or minimize claims. These fifteen attorneys from across the country have teamed up to write this book. Each one of them truly believes that information is the key to maximizing the benefits to which you are entitled, and to keeping the wolves at bay.
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About the Author
This book combines the legal experiences of 15 attorneys to share some of the insurance companies biggest secrets when it comes to your injury case, and what the insurance companies would rather have you not know.
America's premier attorneys who contributed are Ben Glass, Esq., Patrick Phancao, Esq., Anthony D. Castelli, Esq., Timothy R. Miley, Esq., Gary M. Hazelton, Esq., Mark C. Blane, Esq., Jason R. Schultz, Esq., Karl Truman, Esq., Thomas M. Kiley, Jr. Esq., Michael R. Strong, Esq., Brenton D. Adams, Esq., Richard P. Hastings, Esq., John Bisnar, Esq., Daryl T. Dixon, Esq., and Charles L. Bledsoe, Esq.
Table of Contents
Foreword Ben Glass 11
Chapter 1 A Wolf is Sly: Seven "Weasel Clauses" You Never Want to See in Your Disability Insurance Policy Ben Glass 15
Chapter 2 The Insurance Company Offered Me Money but I Don't know what My Case is Worth Richard P. Hastings 25
Chapter 3 Being Underinsured can Take You Under Charles L. Bledsoe 37
Chapter 4 What is the Most Important Auto Insurance Coverage that you Must have and how much you should Buy? …(UM/UIM) Daryl T. Dixon 45
Chapter 5 Wolves in White Coats: How to Protect Yourself from the Insurance Company Doctor Gary M. Hazelton 55
Chapter 6 Gaining the Golden Fleece Instead of Getting Fleeced Thomas M. Kiley 65
Chapter 7 Why not Negotiate with a Wolf? Jason R. Schultz 75
Chapter 8 Fatal Mistakes to Avoid when Negotiating with an Insurance Company John Bisnar 89
Chapter 9 When the Numbers don't Add Up Karl Truman 103
Chapter 10 Subrogation: Payback for the Insurance Companies or-what the Insurance Companies Giveth, the Insurance Companies Taketh Away… Michael R. Strong 113
Chapter 11 How to Maximize Case Value when Insurance Companies use Computer Software to Review your Injury Claim Mark C. Blane 137
Chapter 12 What to do with Lump Sum Payments from the Insurance Company? Patrick Phancao 149
Chapter 13 When your Friend Becomes your Enemy Anthony D. Castelli 159
Chapter 14 Seven 'Sneaky' ways Insurance Companies Sabotage your Injury Claim Timothy R. Miley 171
Chapter 15 Insurance Bad Faith Brenton D. Adams 195