Insurance Companies

Reimbursement Claims Can Tie Personal Injury Settlements in Knots

Most people who make personal injury claims think their case is over when they reach a settlement or a jury returns a verdict. That remains true in some cases. Unfortunately, other cases remain complicated even after the primary claim is resolved. That’s because injured people must sometimes contend with health insurers, providers of employee benefits,… read more

Lawsuit Against Allstate Demonstrates That Insurance Companies Can’t Get Away with Unpaid Medical Bills

Last June, a woman from Hollywood, Florida successfully filed a lawsuit against Allstate Insurance for unpaid medical expenses. This car accident case went to trial where a jury eventually agreed to award the plaintiff $1.29 million to cover her medical bills. The plaintiff, 56, possessed a UM/UIM policy that provided coverage in the event that… read more

Be Careful What You Wish For: Defense Industry Rule for Expert Testimony May Backfire

For years, the insurance industry complained about “junk science” in Florida’s courtrooms. According to its lobbyists, juries were reaching large verdicts because they were duped by expert witnesses using dubious science to testify for injured people. Whether that was ever true is highly debatable at best. Nonetheless, the insurance industry got what it wanted this… read more

Insurance Companies Are Bringing Big Brother to Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases almost always involve questions about how badly people are injured, and the cause of their injuries. One of the key types of evidence used to prove or disprove injuries are medical records. While medical records are usually private, people have to give up their medical privacy when they make an injury claim…. read more