Hit & Run and Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is in the news again and has provided yet another teaching opportunity for the masses by her “bad behavior.”  This time, she is involved in an alleged hit and run accident.  The story is that she “bumped” a hookah lounge manager’s knee with her Porsche and then left the scene without talking to

Dr. Murray Appeals, without an attorney

Dr. Murray has filed an appeal without an attorney.  He is fighting for his life on several fronts, the least of which is likely malpractice insurance coverage for the death of Michael Jackson.  Stay tuned!  I’m sure Dr. Murray will find an attorney to represent him for the publicity alone.

What’s Next for Dr. Conrad Murray?

I recently blogged that Dr. Conrad Murray had to fight the charge of involuntary manslaughter in the event he had medical malpractice insurance.  In spite to the guilty verdict that would likely void coverage (assuming he was insured) it is still likely that he will still face civil suit from the Jackson Clan.  I will

Dr. Conrad Murray and Medical Malpractice Insurance?

If you’re wondering why Dr. Conrad Murray is fighting so hard in the criminal trial, think Medical Malpractice insurance coverage. Assuming he has it and assuming the Jackson Clan is gearing up for a medical malpractice suit, in most cases, a criminal conviction will void the policy. In short, Dr. Murray has no choice but

Six Tips to Stop Cyberbullying!

While anyone can be a victim of Cyberbullying, it is usually students that are affected by it. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has put together a list of things you can do to stop the scourge of Cyberbullying. I have abbreviated it below: 1. Print out all instances of Cyberbullying; 2. Keep the electronic evidence.

Where’s My Money II. Get Paid Faster!

Last year I blogged about a common question asked after suit is filed: When can I expect to recover on my personal injury or insurance claim or “Where’s My Money?” There are a number of factors that play into the answer, but if a case does not settle before suit is filed and remains contested,

After Life Insurance Assurance

Here is a surprise you do not want while you are going through the pain of your loved one’s death: Your claim for life insurance has been denied because of an issue with the application completed years before. Most frequently the issue is with a disclosure about your loved one’s health. For example, the insured

Distracted Driving Causes Accidents

Yesterday, I saw an awful bumper sticker.  It said “My mother was killed by someone talking on a cellphone.”  I have definitely seen an uptick in accidents caused by texting, talking and eating while driving.  There is no doubt that distracted driving causes accidents.  So this long holiday weekend, remember that famous quote from Hillstreet

What’s in Your Auto Policy: Exclusions

In the past blogs I have discussed basic policy language, special limits of liability and exclusions.  If you have “cheap” insurance you might want to check out the “Exclusions” section of your policy.  I recently came across a policy with 14 specific exclusions including a surprising exclusion concerning the theft of an insured car.  This

New Medicare Study Reveals Hospital-Specific Injury Rates

Have you ever had the suspicion that an “incident” or injury that happened to an elderly or disabled loved one in a hospital or nursing home was not a random, isolated occurrence? If so, you can now confirm your suspicions or mollify your concerns by analyzing hospital specific-safety information online. In April 2011, Medicare released