Category: Blog

How to Prepare for an Insurance Bad Faith Claim

Published on August 31, 2022, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, Insurance Bad Faith

You, as a policyholder, are owed certain duties by your insurance company. When your insurer fails to meet those duties, it is usually acting in bad faith. If you suffer injuries because of your insurance company’s bad faith acts, you may be entitled to compensation. Knowing how to prepare for an insurance bad faith claim can help ensure your case is successful. What Is Insurance Bad Faith? Bad faith is a term used when an insurer unreasonably refuses to pay your claim or refuses to defend and protect [...]
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How to Prove Bad Faith Insurance in Workers’ Compensation

Published on August 24, 2022, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, Insurance Bad Faith

If you have had a benefit claim denied following a workplace accident in Nevada, you may find it helpful to know how to prove bad faith insurance in workers’ compensation. After your injury, you file a workers’ compensation claim with the insurance company. You expect an honest, fair, and good faith negotiation during the claim settlement process. However, the insurer resorts to unfair tactics in order to unreasonably delay or deny your legitimate workers’ compensation claim.  When you believe that an insurance company is acting unethically, you’re unlikely [...]
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Get Help with Your Spinal Cord Injury Disability Insurance Claim Denial

Published on August 17, 2022, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, Personal Injury

If you have suffered a preventable spinal cord injury, it can have catastrophic impacts on you, your family, and your finances. If you have applied for a spinal cord injury disability claim, and it has been denied, you may be able to appeal the decision. However, appealing a spinal cord injury disability insurance claim denial can be a challenging and time-consuming process, so you should speak with an experienced Reno disability insurance attorney. What Is a Spinal Cord Injury? The spinal cord transmits signals from the brain to [...]
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Jury Awards $200 Million Against Sierra Health & Life for Wrongful Denial of Healthcare Coverage

Published on April 12, 2022, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, Health Care Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Bad Faith Disputes

I want to thank you all for the very kind words and thoughts. Those comments are greatly appreciated. I want to let you all know briefly what Eskew v. Sierra Health & Life was about. I am sure there will be a time when I have the energy to talk about the trial strategy, the trial, and our impression of why the jury made the right decision. Three years ago, Doug Terry (a great lawyer from Oklahoma City) and I believed in a fine lady from Las Vegas, [...]
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Bad Faith Claim Settlement Amounts

Published on March 21, 2022, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, Insurance Bad Faith

Insurance bad faith claim settlement amounts can vary significantly depending on the amount of contract damages and extracontractual damages, as well as the punitive damages awarded by the Court. Understanding the basics about the duties your insurer owes to you, bad faith insurance settlement practices, and the legal options that may be available can help maximize your bad faith claim settlement amount. What Is Bad Faith by an Insurance Company? When you purchase an insurance policy, you are entering into a contractual agreement with the insurer. You agree [...]
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Can Someone Sue After a Car Accident Is Settled?

Published on February 21, 2022, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, Car Accident

Exceptions exist that allow people to take legal action after settling auto accident injury claims. A comparative fault state with regard to motor vehicle crash liability, Nevada allows those injured to seek compensation from each involved motorist. As a general rule, reaching settlements for car collision injury claims typically relieves people of the right to take further legal action for losses resulting from the wreck. However, in some instances, accident injury victims have the ability to sue someone after a car accident is settled.   Those injured in [...]
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Can I Sue an Insurance Company for Denying My Claim?

Published on February 10, 2022, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Bad Faith Disputes

People may file lawsuits against their insurance carriers when the companies refuse to provide the agreed-upon coverage for valid claims. Due to injuries suffered in auto accidents, people often incur expenses, including lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Through claims filed with their insurance companies or the insurance carriers of the at-fault motorists, many seek to recover compensation for their losses. Despite their catchy slogans and commercial claims, insurance companies typically seek to limit what they pay out to clients, and instead, protect their own bottom [...]
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Published on December 1, 2015, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, News

In recent months, the IVC filter has been in the news about whether the medical device is safe for use. Recently, NBC news reported about the problem surrounding IVC filters and the catastrophic injuries caused by IVC filters, including 27 deaths that have been caused by medical device failure. Click link to read more… Did Blood-Clot Filter Used on Thousands of Americans Have Fatal Flaw? In this report, lawyer Matthew Sharp, explains the IVC filter lawsuits. What Is The IVC Filter Lawsuit? The IVC filter lawsuit involve CR Bard [...]
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Nevada Car Accident Deaths & Serious Injuries to Those Without A Seatbelt [infographic]

Published on October 8, 2015, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, Car Accident, Infographic, Wrongful Death

Under Nevada law, all motor vehicle occupants – in both the front and rear seats of a car or truck – must wear either a seat belt or be in an approved child restraining system. (There are some exceptions for older cars that do not have seatbelts.) Despite this, almost 1,300 people who were unbelted were seriously injured or killed between 2009 and 2013. The Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan has launched an initiative to reduce to zero the number of automobile accident fatalities involving occupants who are [...]
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Nevada Attorney General Settles Debt Collection Lawsuit with JPMorgan Chase

Published on September 10, 2015, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, Consumer Rights

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to a $136 million settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and 47 states, including Nevada, and the District of Columbia. It follows an investigation into the company’s debt collection practices. If you’re the target of debt collectors employed by JPMorgan Chase or other companies, contact a consumer rights attorney in Nevada today. Your lawyer can help ensure that the debt collectors are following all appropriate debt collection laws and that you’re not being harassed for debts you do not actually owe. Debt [...]
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