When involved in an accident, people often think that they can handle their claim with the insurance company on their own. If insurance companies were in the business of reasonableness and playing fair, that could be possible. The simple fact of the matter, however, is that insurance companies are in the business of making money. The insurance company will not actually fix your car, nor will they heal your injuries, all they do is handle the money. The insurance companies do not make any money when you receive health care or car repairs....they are the ones paying for it!
Anderson Cooper, host of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, recent released a series of articles and show segments on the dirty tricks of the insurance companies. The articles and videos can be found below.
For more reading on the dastardly deeds of insurance companies get your copy of Amazon.com Best Selling book A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: What Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know, co-authored by Richard P. Hastings of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP.