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  • STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE (AND AFTER) A LOSS TO HELP WITH A FIRE INSURANCE CLAIM

    || 11-Dec-2017

    The first, and most basic, thing to do to help with an insurance claim is to make sure you buy and maintain insurance on your home and property. Keep the policy and endorsements and amendments in a safe deposit box, so they don’t burn up. If your policy was destroyed, then ask your insurance agent or company for a certified copy right away. You have to do this because policies are different, ...
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  • Mark Hancock Interviewed by KPPC Radio On Fire Insurance Property Claims

    || 11-Dec-2017

    Mark E. Hancock was recently interviewd by KPCC Radio 89.3 on the topic of fire insurance property claims in light of Southern California's recent brush fires. Follow the link for the full interview here, and to learn more.
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  • Practical Practice Pointers: Uninsured Motorist Insurance

    || 11-Dec-2017

    Mark E. Hancock recently wrote an article titled "Practical Practice Pointers: Uninsured Motorist Insurance" for the Ventura County Bar Association about the importance of being covered. Find the full article here, to learn more about some important tips.
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  • INSURANCE POLICY INTERPRETATION: A CASE STUDY

    || 2-May-2016

    Since insurance policies were first invented, there have been disputes over how they should be interpreted and, given the stakes, the disputes can wind up in court. If your insurance company tells you that your policy does not cover your loss, you certainly are entitled to, and may want to consider, running the situation by a lawyer. The recent case of Ong v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2015) 235 ...
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  • DON'T LET JUNIOR DRIVE "YOUR" VEHICLE WITHOUT INSURANCE

    || 29-Apr-2016

    It’s certainly appropriate to consult with an attorney when an insurance company tells you that the claim you made, under the insurance you purchased, is not covered, but it is also important to remember that you can help your own cause by paying for coverage in the first place. The case of Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co. v. Shimon (2015) (243 Cal. App. 4th 29.) points out that it certainly can ...
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  • Many people wait too long before hiring an attorney, either because they hope the matter will resolve itself, or because they hope to save money. Waiting too long to see an attorney may, ironically, increase the Client's expenses and reduce the Client's chances of recovering. This is particularly true with regard to disability coverage under plans and policies people obtain through ...
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