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Getting our shit at LEAST in a diaper or something

OH HAY it's another prenatal question. Pursuant to getyourshittogether.org, I am trying to put those pesky ducks in a row before August. What kinds of documents, topics, etc. should we include in an estate plan et. al.? And what should we add (e.g. life insurance) to solidify things a bit more in case of Bad Things Happening? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Feb 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Read ended by truck a month ago; their ins co won't make a decision

I was hit by a garbage truck a little over a month ago. He had a stop sign that he decided to ignore. I was on a rte/main road with no stop sign, going with the flow of (considerable) traffic. My car was pretty seriously damaged and needs to be fixed, but so far the truck company's insurance company hasn't accepted liability, and are hanging their decision on a guy who apparently doesn't exist. In the meantime, my car's a mess. How to get a response so I can get my car fixed and not have to cover the rental myself? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Aug 2, 2013 - 22 answers

What kind of lawyer do I need?

I have a longstanding income protection claim with an Australian insurance company because I have a chronic health condition that prevents me from working more than sporadically. I would like to orchestrate a pay out instead of filling out monthly forms and doing three-monthly medical checks. [more inside]
posted by honey-barbara on Mar 14, 2013 - 5 answers

What would a lawyer call this?

Is there a legal principal here, and if so, what is it called? YANML. Question about paying for a service that is impossible to benefit from. Explanation and example insideā€¦. [more inside]
posted by otto42 on Feb 8, 2013 - 23 answers

What happens if you're hit by an uninsured driver in WI?

My vehicle was damaged by a (possibly) uninstured driver in Wisconsin... What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Car is wrecked, am I SOL?

My car is wrecked. What should I do? My car was damaged in a complex situation. I was at work and my car was parked in my employer's parking lot. A car driven by an impaired driver hit our neighbor's car which was spun into my car. [more inside]
posted by a humble nudibranch on Mar 2, 2012 - 25 answers

Why should my landlord be involved with me insuring my own stuff?

Can my landlord require that I add them to my renter's insurance when I renew my apartment lease? And is this normal? (Michigan, USA) [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Health insurance for vagabonds?

Health insurance for vagabonds? (How can I purchase health insurance when I'm in between fixed addresses/states?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Inclusion of benefits in employment contract?

Should health benefits and who will pay those health benefits be included in an employment contract? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on Dec 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Appealing a denied incapacity insurance claim - should we comply with dodgy sounding "Abilities Determination" test?

We are appealing a denied incapacity insurance claim. Should we comply with dodgy sounding "Abilities Determination" test? [more inside]
posted by richb on May 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Incapacity insurance claim denied due to lack of objective proof of chronic pain

About to have an incapacity insurance claim denied due to lack of objective proof of chronic pain in the UK. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by richb on Feb 2, 2011 - 4 answers

What you pay for, is it what you get?

Employer health insurance conundrum. They finally changed my health insurance this week, the insurance, but not the withdrawal from my check. Is there a time limit on this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 - 5 answers

They said they'd "take care of me"... what does that mean?

Someone hit my car and left a note, I have their insurance info and have started a claim with their insurance company. What can I expect? (Michigan, USA) [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 14, 2010 - 8 answers

See you in court?

Should a plaintiff provide copies of her smalls claims court lawsuit papers to the insurance company of the party she is suing? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Mar 27, 2010 - 12 answers

To work or keep looking - What are you worth?

Human Resources Filter: Seems fishy to me but is it legal? [more inside]
posted by jrc on Jan 26, 2010 - 13 answers

What are my rights with my insurance company?

What are my rights with my insurance company? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Oct 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Paying out of pocket and preventing future involvement of car insurance co.

If I pay out of pocket for repairs to another driver's car, is there a form I can ask him to sign to prevent later involvement of insurance companies? [more inside]
posted by ecsh on May 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Is my company's wellness program legal?

Is my company's new, highly Orwellian, wellness program legal? How can I get them to stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2009 - 16 answers

Source for Medical Malpractice Insurance Quotes for Doctors/Hospitals?

Do you know of any reasonably credible sources that list the premiums and deductibles that hospitals/doctors (of any kind, but largely medical surgeons for intensive-care/emergency/surgical hospitals) pay for medical malpractice insurance? I'm researching figures for a malpractice reform idea. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Mar 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Should I report an accident to my insurance company even if there was no harm done?

A little kid ran in front of my car in a parking lot and I hit him. He was not hurt and there was no damage to my car. The boy's mother apologized and told me everything was okay. We did not exchange any information. After I drove away she called the police and filed a bogus report. What to do? [more inside]
posted by tipthepizzaguy on Oct 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Help my boy take home a Camaro!

So, my son bought a car off Ebay. He's in Colorado, the car is in Maryland. He will be flying to Maryland to pick up the car on Spring Break and driving back-but there's one little problem... [more inside]
posted by konolia on Mar 19, 2008 - 43 answers

ongoing billing issues w/ doc...

I'm having ongoing billing issues with a doctor and it's time I seek resolution with a third party. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Mar 4, 2008 - 6 answers

selling vehicle without title

I've got a vehicle whose title is in the process of being transferred to me. I've got to do the reregistration by mail from Oregon to California. I've had an offer on the vehicle. The potential purchasers say a bill of sale and them putting the vehicle on their insurance is sufficient to let them drive legally. They also mentioned a temporary registration, which I've never heard of. Is this a bad idea, or a practical one to get the car sold now. [more inside]
posted by diode on Feb 27, 2008 - 1 answer

Doctor won't give me info to file w/ insurance.

What can I do if my doctor will not give me the information I need to file with my insurance? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Sep 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Legalities after Bicycle Accident?

I got hit by a car on a bicycle while carrying a laptop. Bicycle & laptop are busted, but thankfully I'm not. What do I do now, legally speaking? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Sep 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Can I tell my doctor I smoke weed?

Are there any potential downsides to telling one's doctor that he uses marijuana? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2007 - 22 answers

is legal insurance a good idea or is it not worth the money?

is legal insurance a good idea or is it not worth the money? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Foot-sore in Mississippi

I was arrested and convicted for DUI in Mississippi over 3 years ago. I have not driven since (small town, good friends, I live close to work), and now I am wanting to get my license back. . . . [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2006 - 2 answers

i will, now, drive 55

I got an extremely expensive traffic ticket (my first! and $632!) for doing 97 in a 75 on a lonely stretch of road outside of Lovelock, Nevada. I paid the ticket, and asked the court (and the ticketing officer, at that point) about traffic school; they both said that the points wouldn't transfer to California or go on my record, but as far as traffic school to lower insurance went, it was between me and my insurance company, and they'd get in touch with me. However, can't I do something pre-emptively to keep this from going on my insurance record? Or am I screwed? I paid the fine in mid-June, just before it was due (took a little while to save the money); the ticket was issued in mid-May.
posted by luriete on Jul 11, 2006 - 26 answers

How to keep people from suing my start-up business

BusinessLiabilityFilter -- Do we need product liability insurance for our start-up mail order business that sells repackaged craft supplies to kids? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Sep 23, 2005 - 12 answers

You're in good hands.

In an Allstate commercial I have seen, the narrator tells a tale of a car that smashes into a house. The narrator continues to explain that the family got sued by the driver of the car. Can any lawyer-types out there explain to me how this is legally possible? [more inside]
posted by itchie on Aug 30, 2005 - 17 answers

Liabilities for loaning/renting out a car

What legal issues exist for loaning out or perhaps even renting out a car that you own? [more inside]
posted by wildblueyonder on May 13, 2005 - 7 answers

Insurance Company Woes

I am being sued for damages related to an auto accident. The lawyer from the insurance firm is representing my case. Should I get my own lawyer? [more inside]
posted by sophist on Apr 26, 2005 - 13 answers

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