A recent article reveals how the insurance companies will low-ball claims or delay claims all in the name of generating profits at the expense of policyholders. The insurance industry has been transformed from a service business to a profit-driven machine, according to a report in the Huffington Post.
Insurance companies want people to accept their low-ball offers. If people injured in accidents refuse the insurer’s offer, the insurance company may delay the claim. The tactic means many people injured in car accidents or harmed by other forms of negligence need to retain lawyers to pursue personal injury lawsuits to get fair compensation See: accident lawyers Philadelphia
A former Allstate insurance agent told the trial lawyers lobby (American Associates for Justice) that the strategy was designed to make claims “so expensive and so time-consuming that lawyers would start refusing to help clients.”
n investigation is underway into the tragic Atlanta car accident that killed Kathy Porter, the wife of Braves head trainer Jeff Porter.
Kathy Porter was a passenger in an SUV that was struck by a state patrol trooper’s vehicle on New Year’s Eve. Her husband was behind the wheel when the trooper crashed into them at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Capitol Avenue in Atlanta. Trooper Donald Crozier headed west on Memorial Drive and had activated his emergency lights and siren, according to a state patrol spokesman. The trooper was on his way to assist another trooper attempting to stop a motorcyclist on nearby Interstate 20, according to news reports.
Legal News What you should know about personal injury lawyers and the Penn State child sexual abuse casePosted: January 6, 2012 | Author: Lawyer | Filed under: Philadelphia Lawyers | Tags: Penn State child sexual abuse case, Philadelphia personal injury lawyer | Comments Off on Legal News What you should know about personal injury lawyers and the Penn State child sexual abuse case
Child sexual abuse ranks among the most horrific of all crimes. When allegations of child sexual assault surfaced at Penn State University, many in Pennsylvania were shocked. Jerry Sandusky, an once revered assistant football coach, was charged with abusing eight boys over a 15-year time period. Sandusky denied the charges, but said he did shower with the boys.
While Sandusky is innocent until proven guilty, in general child predators who are convicted tend to receive lengthy prison sentences. For the victims, the assault may cause deep psychological trauma in addition to physical injuries. While no amount of money can truly undo the damage of a sexual assault, victims may need compensation for real financial losses.