Games insurnace companies play
I have a list of “rants” today, of things that insurance companies do and pull, day in and day out, that irritate me. In no particular order, here are some of them:
- Stall cooperating in having the property damage portion of a personal injury claim resolved.
- Sending a settlement check for $500 and a release in the mail to an injured party in an accident, prior to them retaining counsel, without having confirmation that the injured party wants to settle the case.
- Demand that the injured party provide a “recorded statement.”
- Request 5 years of prior medical records.
- Demand that the injured party sign medical and wage authorizations.
- Only being able to hit voice mail and not being able to talk to the insurance adjuster.
- Make a low ball offer.
- Conducting secret surveillance on clients.
- Follow up every other day by calling on the low ball offer made.
- After settling the case at mediation and writing into the agreement the due date for the check and release, not complying by the due date.
- Insisting that the injured party sign a settlement release first, prior to issuance of a settlement check.
- After sending the release back (see point 9 above), having to wait weeks on end for the insurance company to send the settlement check and having to repeatedly call to ask what the status is of the check.