It happens with some frequency, the following scenario: there is a car wreck. Innocent party gets her vehicle in to her mechanic. Innocent party gets a rental car while her vehicle is being fixed. At-fault person carries insurance! Both people breath a sigh of relief, believing the insurance … [Read more...] about Are Rental Car Costs Covered?
This is Part III (and final part) of Why I Practice Consumer Law. As discussed in Part I and Part II, my wife and I were dealing with massive medical debts from being denied insurance benefits. During the time consuming appeal process, we maintained contact with the health providers. The health … [Read more...] about “Debt Collectors!” (Part III)
In my last post, I talked about how the treatment we received from big insurance and big healthcare companies really had us stuck in the mud. Many other consumers have experienced similar problems with medical bills (for a refresher on our individual situation, see Part I). Consumers incurred … [Read more...] about Why I Practice Consumer Law (Part II)
Generally, life is an uphill battle. Some things we encounter make life’s journey seem like climbing a vertical cliff. We all have goals and we all face trials and tribulations that knock us down or lead us astray. For my wife and I, our health insurance company’s and eventual debt collectors’ … [Read more...] about Why I Practice Consumer Law (Part I)
Welcome to a Pig ‘n a Poke! The term “Pig ‘n a Poke” figuratively refers to a scam or trick that essentially prevents a person from properly inspecting a purchase. The term’s origins date back to a medieval market scam. Picture the medieval farmer purchasing pigs to fatten up and feed his … [Read more...] about What the Pig ‘n a Poke?