Archive for the ‘ Insurance Dispute ’ Category

21
May

What Do I Do If the Insurance Company is Not Cooperating with Me?

May 21, 2018

Are you having trouble getting money back from the insurance company?Oftentimes, when we are involved in an accident, the most difficult part of the process is dealing with the insurance companies. Unfortunately for many, dealing with insurance companies can be so overwhelming that it overpowers what really matters: recovering from the accident both physically and emotionally.

After an accident takes place, one of the first steps is to call your insurance company. When an individual deals with an insurance company on their own, the company often fails to properly cooperate with them, causing people to relinquish their case to settlement just to end the process. This usually results in a lower payout than what was deserved. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always have your best interest in mind, and if they are not cooperating with you following an accident, there are things you can do to help.

Get a Second Opinion

Without knowing the inner workings of the insurance company, it can be hard to determine whether their actions are meant to help you or to hurt you. Getting a second opinion will help make this clear. A second opinion is best given by a local attorney, who can take a look at the actions of your insurance company and determine whether they are being sincere and working in your best interest.

Enlist the Help of an Attorney

If it is determined that the insurance company is, in fact, not working in your best interest, the best thing you can do is hire an attorney. Although an unfortunate fact, many insurance companies will unfairly treat clients when there is no legal threat against them. Without a lawyer on your side, the insurance company knows they have a better chance of paying out less money and settling the case to their benefit. As soon as you hire a lawyer, you will see the tides change and have a much better chance of getting the settlement you deserve.

Stand Trial

This may not always happen, as most cases do not end up at trial. But for those who do, know that it is for your benefit. During the course of the lawsuit, your attorney will likely attend various hearings and proceedings on your behalf—all of which you will not have to attend. If your case does go to a jury, you will be required to go to court. This isn’t a bad thing though: a jury is likely to side with the defendant rather than the insurance company and because of this, many insurance companies will settle before the case reaches a jury.

If you have been involved in an accident and your insurance company is giving you the run around, contact the trusted attorneys at Stewart & Stewart. Give us a call at 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website for more information.

28
Dec

Black Ice Presents Serious Danger To Indiana Motorists

December 28, 2011

December 28, 2011

The dangers of black ice are becoming prevalent as the temperature plummets in the winter months. According to WISHTV 8 News, a 54-year-old woman learned just how dangerous the ice patches can be Tuesday morning in Morgan County after spinning out in her car and ending up upside down in a creek.

The woman told officers that she was driving along Indiana 142 when she hit a patch of ice. The loss of traction sent her vehicle into a spin before catching on dirt and gravel near the edge of the road. The sudden grip on the tires caused the vehicle to roll down an embankment and land on its roof in a creek. The woman was rescued a short time later by firefighters. She was treated for hypothermia and released.

Black ice is prevalent on Indiana roads in the winter. It is clear water that has frozen on dark roadways, presenting a hidden trap for motorists who cannot see the slick pavement. Black ice is particularly prevalent on bridges, below overpasses, and in areas surrounded by trees.

    The Indiana auto accident attorneys with Stewart and Stewart urge motorists to use caution and follow these simple safety tips when driving in winter conditions:

    • Make sure your tires have good traction.
    • Engage four-wheel drive, if you have it.
    • Slow down.
    • Keep your windshield clean.
    • Give yourself more space on the road.
    21
    Dec

    Indiana Man Wins Lengthy Dispute With Medicaid

    December 21, 2011

    December 21, 2011

    A 38-year-old Pike County, Indiana, man who was paralyzed form the chest down in a car accident earlier this year won a long and tedious battle against Medicaid this week. According to Tristate 25 News, Medicaid will now assist with getting the man moved to a hospital facility where he can better recover from his injuries.

    It all started in August, when the man fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his vehicle. The accident severed the man’s spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed. Since then, he has been receiving treatment at Deaconess Hospital. The man now faces a problem–the facility can no longer offer him any rehabilitation, as they do not specialize in spinal cord injuries.

    The other problem standing in the man’s way was that Medicaid, refused to pay for a transfer to an out of state specialist. After lengthy debate, both sides agreed to a compromise and Medicaid said they would pay for a transfer to a rehabilitation facility in Centerville, Indiana.

    The story points out the growing number of Medicaid claim denials that are being handed down to those truly in need because of funding cuts.

    The Indiana Insurance Dispute Attorneys with Stewart & Stewart Injury Lawyers have decades of experience handling cases just like these for victims when insurance companies don’t want to pay victims what they need and deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation of your case if your insurance provider has denied a legitimate claim you have made for no good reason.

    12
    Aug

    Patients disgruntled over Indiana insurance dispute

    August 12, 2009

    July 30, 2009

    The Post-Tribune reports that frustrated customers who were recently treated in Porter Hospital’s emergency room are upset over hospital bills from the Hospital’s new Emergency Room physicians group.

    Patients have received bills that are two to four times larger than what they had paid in the past or what they were told they would owe.

    The Indiana insurance dispute is between Anthem, the states largest health insurer, and Apollo MD, a physician outsourcing firm. Apollo physicians began covering Porter Hospital on February 1st, but the group is not a preferred provider in the Anthem network.

    The Indiana insurance dispute is at a stalemate, with Apollo MD yet to sign a contract with Anthem. In the meantime patients are upset over high bills for services they thought were covered.

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    The Indiana insurance dispute attorneys at Stewart & Stewart can help if you have a dispute over a claim.

    16
    Oct

    Local hospital in Indiana insurance dispute

    October 16, 2008

    October 16, 2008

    The Indianapolis Star reports that a hospital and insurance provider are involved in a dispute that may lead to an end in their partnership.

    St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers are planning to sever ties with Anthem, Indiana’s largest health care insurer, due to an Indiana insurance dispute over reimbursement rates.

    The hospital system’s contract with Anthem does not expire until September, but they released a statement saying they are prepared to sever ties almost a year early.

    If this Indiana insurance dispute is not resolved it could affect thousands of people in Indiana who are covered by Anthem.

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