In a recent New York Times article, Amy Bach of United Policyholders provided tips concerning words to avoid when speaking with your insurance representative about a homeowner’s insurance property damage claim. United Policyholders is a a nonprofit group focused on educating consumers about insurance. Amy says to avoid words like “flood” and “mold” and use language like “There has been an accident at my house, on my property and my property has been damaged, and I’m filing a claim.”
Many Louisiana automobile liability insurance companies will not consider paying a claim of their at fault customer until they see a copy of the accident report. To resolve this issue, you may want to get a copy of the report on your own to expedite matters. Louisiana State Police Crash Reports are now available online. To obtain a report you will be asked to enter the first and last name of the driver/pedestrian involved in the crash, the parish where the crash occurred and the date of the incident. Parish Sheriff and Local Police Department Accident Report Contact Information is also available online.
The second anniversary of Hurricane Gustav is quickly approaching. Many have still not recieved their supplemental insurance proceeds. Some have been denied. It may not be too late to file your Hurricane Gustav Insurance Lawsuit. If you still do not have enough money to fix your home or business property damage, or have not yet been fully compensated for your business losses or contents claims, or have not been able to afford replace your damaged asbestos slate or terracotta roof, Louisiana Revised Statute 22:868 provides for a period of “twenty-four months next after the inception of the loss” to file a lawsuit for certain types of claims. Of course, if you wish to pursue a Hurricane Gustav insurance lawsuit, gather your insurance company’s estimate and your policy together and hire an attorney immediately to protect your interests as you may be facing very important legal deadlines. Resources: Louisiana Revised Statute 22:868 Louisiana Revised Statute 22:47 Louisiana Revised Statute 22:1692 Hurricane Insurance Claims
A U.S Army decision to continue an exclusive contract with KBR Inc. rather than solicit bids from other military service providers has many Washington lawmakers shaking their heads. KBR, a leading American engineering and construction company headquartered in Houston, holds the current contract with the U.S Army for provision of services in Iraq. These services include equipment maintenance, facility operations, dining, cleaning, laundry, sewage and trash pickup. KBR employs approximately 14,000 U.S. employees in Iraq to provide logistical support to U.S forces. Under the latest contract, KBR will receive $568 million to provide support services in Iraq until full troop withdrawal in December 2011. In January 2010, the U.S Army responded to Congressional pressure for increased competition between private service providers and opened solicitation for competitive bids. Two rival companies, DynCorp International Inc and Fluor Corp submitted bids. While a spokesman for DynCorp stated their proposal was “designed to produce significant savings for taxpayers,” an Army spokesperson defended the decision to retain KBR, citing KBR’s satisfactory performance and the operational and financial costs associated with switching providers. According to Army officials, switching contractors would cost taxpayers $77 million and would result in an inevitably inefficient transitory period. The May 16 decision to retain KBR came despite two pending lawsuits filed by the U.S Justice Department against KBR as well as continued controversy over KBR’s prices, politics, production quality, payroll size, and financial honesty. A civil fraud suit filed in April alleges KBR charged the government for unauthorized security services in […]