The San Francisco-based utilities company PG&E has filed bankruptcy to protect itself from liability for wildfires in Northern California in 2017 and 2018, including the Camp Fire last November. The biggest power utility in the country with listed assets of $71.39 billion and liability of $51.69 billion employs 24,000 people and provides services to 16 million customers. As is usually the case with Chapter 11, the company plans to pay all its suppliers of goods and services it receives after the filing.
A Washington Court of Appeals ruled in 2018 that adjusters could be named individually in bad faith lawsuits nationwide. This news has reportedly sent shockwaves through the insurance industry. The Keodalah Decision involves plaintiffs who filed a suit against Allstate Insurance and company’s adjuster.
The California insurance industry will be reeling for some time after the Camp and Woolsey wildfires. However, these companies enter into a contract with their customers, so how they handle that contract will have a large impact on how they move forward. Will they retain old customers? Will they gain new ones? What types of properties they are trusted to underwrite in the future?
We love our pets, but our pets do not always love other people. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III) and State Farm insurance, one third of all homeowner liability claims involve dog bites and dog-related injuries. Industry experts believe that this ends up costing insurers about $700 million annually.
The unthinkable has happened, and you have suffered a terrible accident. Fortunately, you purchased insurance, and you are relieved that your damages will be covered by insurance. But after you file your claim, you are stunned when your insurance company offers you a much lower amount than you need.
Boating is a favorite pastime for many Californians. Our state’s warm weather and beautiful beaches makes it a popular outdoor hobby. Some boaters are lulled into a false sense of security on the state’s peaceful waters. But many boaters, even skilled veterans, will experience an accident at some point or another.
There are several complex issues regarding business insurance that can result in disputes between the insurance company and the policyholder. These disputes often arise from minute details in a policy that are open to debate. And while every case is different, there are a few common issues that tend to cause disputes more often than others.
Small business owners understand the importance of liability insurance. Liability insurance can provide much-needed coverage for accidents, injuries or natural disasters. There are several different types of liability insurance, and choosing the best option is often confusing.
Insurance is crucial for protecting your small business from unexpected hazards. One of the most important types of insurance that small business owners should have is liability insurance. A liability insurance policy can protect you in the event that a customer, client or employee should have an accident on the premises or file a lawsuit against you.
As if losing your property in the recent wildfires wasn’t enough, now you must file an insurance claim to recoup your damages. Filing an insurance claim may not be as harrowing as surviving a wildfire, but it is a tedious and often frustrating process that policyholders rarely enjoy. To make matters even more difficult, insurance companies do not always pay their clients a fair settlement.