How To Avoid Getting Into A Legal Battle With Your Own Auto Insurer

Posted November 29, 2012

In August 2012, New York comedian Matt Fisher made national headlines and sparked widespread outrage when he wrote a blog post titled “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court.” Fisher’s post outlined the details of sister Katie’s fatal car accident in 2010 and the strange legal battle that ensued. Now that […]

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Does Your Home Insurance Cover Vandalism?

Posted November 21, 2012

By Nick DiUlio, InsuranceQuotes.com When it comes to insuring a home, most people probably think about catastrophes like windstorms, fires or floods. But there’s another risk that should be given just as much attention: vandalism. And we’re not talking about Halloween-inspired toilet papering of trees. According to a 2008 estimate, graffiti vandalism costs U.S. taxpayers […]

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If the Dog Bites, Are You Covered by Your Home Insurance?

Posted November 19, 2012

By Nick DiUlio, InsWeb.com It may be a reality that pet owners don’t want to face, but dog bites are far more common – and costly – than many people may realize. If your homeowner’s insurance policy doesn’t cover it, even a minor dog bite could send you to the financial pound. According to the […]

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Dog Bites, Trampolines And Other Costly Hazards For Your Home Insurance

Posted November 10, 2012

Nick DiUlio Looks like homeowner liability claims are going to the dogs. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the number of dog bites in America now tops 4.5 million a year. The effect this is having on homeowner’s liability claims is staggering. The nonprofit Insurance Information Institute says the cost of dog-bite […]

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Hurricane Sandy Sets the Stage for Insurance Battles

Posted November 5, 2012

By Shanthi Bharatwaj, The Street The pain following Hurricane Sandy is just beginning as millions of policyholders discover their insurance will not cover a majority of the damage done by the storm. Most of the destruction from the super storm has been caused not by hurricane winds, but by severe flooding from the tidal surge. […]

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Darras Selected as Honoree by Derrick Hayes

Posted October 17, 2012

Frank N. Darras made a decision nearly a quarter century ago that would affect tens of thousands of Americans. Darras took the road less traveled to help the sick, disabled, and elderly mount a heroic fight against billion-dollar insurance companies. Darras’ life’s work is protecting the disabled and senior citizens. He founded DarrasLaw, the largest […]

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YOUR MONEY-Should you buy extra insurance at work?

Posted October 11, 2012

By Katie Kingsbury NEW YORK Oct 11 (Reuters) – Does an office perk count as a benefit if you pay for it yourself? Apparently so, because an increasing number of companies are using so-called voluntary benefits to bulk up workplace offerings. More companies now offer extra coverage or benefits that workers pay for themselves. They […]

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Staying Above Water: The Basics Of Flood Insurance

Posted October 10, 2012

Nick DiUlio With a few strokes of his pen, President Obama on July 6, 2012, signed legislation that extends the life of the National Flood Insurance Program for five years. Under the law, the flood insurance program will expire in September 2017; in recent years, the program had been hobbling along under a series of […]

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Colorado Shooting Victims Battle Wounds and Bills

Posted August 2, 2012

By Yamiche Alcindor and William M. Welch, USA TODAY The night Ashley Moser was shot in the Century 16 Aurora movie theater, she lost her daughter, use of much of her body and the ability to be financially independent. Like many victims, Moser, whose daughter was killed in the shooting and who suffered a miscarriage […]

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Life insurance benefits battle: Did farmer die on a tractor or a ‘motor vehicle’?

Posted July 10, 2012

By Troy Anderson, InsuranceQuotes.com Murder, suicide and fraud are common exclusions in life insurance policies. But what if you die while driving a tractor on your farm? In an unusual Minnesota lawsuit filed in May 2012, Annalee Balk alleges the National Rifle Association wrongfully refused to pay on a $150,000 accidental life insurance policy after […]

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