Category Archives: Dealing with Insurance Companies

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What Does It Mean When an Insurance Company Acts in Bad Faith?

Under US law, insurance companies are required to act in good faith to the person they insure. This means the insurance company is required to act fairly and honestly with the policyholder. Should the insurance company violate this good faith, the policyholder can file a claim against the insurance company. However, these claims can be complicated to handle, and it is greatly recommended to proceed with caution following the legal advice of an experienced lawyer. In Tennessee, the bad faith law only applies to first party insurance contracts, referring to the contract made between the insurance company and the policyholder. Insurance companies can act in bad faith by: Failing to communicate policy limits or vital information Refusing to investigate the claim Acting in a rude, threatening, or intimidating manner Refusing to negotiate on the claim in an appropriate amount of time Denying payments without a valid reason. Be aware of…
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What to Do After a Car Accident

With the growing amount of Nashville traffic and recent attention to the need to improve city infrastructure, it seems the likelihood of getting into a car accident is increasing with time. Unfortunately, the recent “snowpocalypse” and weather changes don’t help in making it easier to avoid accidents. Say, for argument’s sake, the worst happened and you were involved in a car accident. Your reactions during that accident can determine if you can prevent any injuries to yourself and other drivers, or may even reduce future costs. Better Safe Than Sorry While we certainly do not in any way encourage cell phone use while driving, it is important to have a cell phone on-hand in the event of an accident. In your phone, you should always list emergency contact numbers in case you are incapable of response. Additionally, you should keep a notepad and a pen in your car, in the…
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