Just for your information, so called "outrageous" tort claims only account
for 1/2 of 1 percent of the cost of medical malpractice insurance. That
number I KNOW to be true. These days juries in auto accident claims tend to
make very small awards if anything. My wife is a personal injury attorney
and she HATES to go before a jury because they almost always award nothing.
As a result, the insurance companies are now fighting EVERYTHING in court
and have stopped settling anything.
If you're getting ripped off on your premiums and insurance companies aren't
paying out, where is the money going?
Peace and 73,
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 8:01 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Why FL policy holders hate insurance companies
> Yes, insurance companies pay legitimate claims... but so many claims are
> just plain fraudulent.. and so many claims are horrendously inflated by
> out of control tort system where lawyers are allowed to convince the
> uneducted who make up our juries to award outrageous
> K4XS example......
> 2003-2004 insurance coverage.......$1100
> 2005 policy canceled (only one company will provide insurance out of a
> called (no mention of any towers either)
> 2005-2006 insurance coverage.......$2350
> Estimated 2006-2007 (according to what the state estimates)......25%-40%
> increase, making it somewhere around $3000-$3200.
> Number of claims made by K4XS in the period....zero. By the above rates
> includea 2% deductible on the INSURED VALUE the house, so no frivolous
> "mini-claims" of $2000 or so will be covered.
> The above example is not unique to me. It is rampant around Florida.
> big companies will not cover any homes in Florida. However, they will
> pick less risky forms of insurance policies down here like auto and boat.
> Around 10-15% of Florida homeowners cannot buy insurance from normal
> sources and
> are forced to obtain in from the state funded insurance
> which by law has to charge the highest rates allowed by law. For years
> insured down here when we had few hurricanes and made BIG profits, now
> have hit the road.
> Many can no longer afford insurance and are now uninsured. Finding a
> Floridian with a kind or even neutral word about insurance companies is
> like finding
> as snowflake in Miami....extremely rare.
> What does this have to do with towers? It's one of the reasons I'm taking
> mine down and moving to KH6.
> Bill K4XS
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