Reasons Life Insurance Claims Are Denied & What to do Next.

There are several reasons why life insurance claims can be denied. Knowing those reasons and how to appeal or challenge a denial of benefits can be critical for families in their time of need. The following information from Life Insurance Claims Specialist and may be helpful to you or a family member. Mark’s Number One Rule: Do Not […]

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What to Do When You Win the Lottery!

CONGRATULATIONS! I know it’s hard to believe that you’ve actually won the lottery and I hope your hands are still shaking from excitement as you read this! Now, let’s take a deep breath and review some basic strategies before you do something you might forever regret! Such as telling your dim-wit, debt laden Bro-in-Law about your […]

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Top Personal Injury Firm Opens Law Office in Foley, AL

One of Alabama’s most experienced auto-crash personal injury law firms has now opened an office in Foley, Alabama. The law firm of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe has been helping car crash victims with insurance claims for over 30 years. The senior partner in the firm, Mark Wolfe, has helped thousands of victims and their families recover […]

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Personal Injury Claims: What Are “Value Drivers?”

Today most major auto-crash insurane companies use some form of Computer Assisted Claim Evaluation Program to help them establish a “value” for a personal injury claim. These programs evaluate data about the injury claim and then provide the adjuster with a value or compensation amount they should pay the victim. Depending on the company, adjusters may […]

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Reading the Fine Print on Lawyer TV Ads

Recently there have been numerous TV commercials for lawyers where someone brags about how much money the lawyer recovered for them. These people generally appear fine and gush about what a financial windfall the lawyer got them for their injury claim. The problem is the fine print disclaimers that accompany many of these commercials scroll across […]

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It’s the Adjuster’s Job Not to Believe You!

Having represented insurance claimants for over 30 years, I have received hundreds of calls from people who are upset because, “the adjuster just does not seem like he believes me.” They are angry and frustrated with the adjuster and feel they are being singled-out when they are simply “telling the truth.” Guess what? It’s the […]

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What Should I Know About Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney?

[ Written by: Mark Wolfe, Attorney at Law. The following information is provided as general advice and without charge. Questions about specific issues or situations should be directed to an experienced personal injury attorney. A portion of the following article is reprinted, with permission, from the Summer 2004 edition of Legally Speaking. NOTE: The following […]

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Seven Driving Safety Tips for the 4th of July!

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that the 4th of July holiday is the deadliest driving day of the year. An average of 144 traffic fatalities happen each year on the 4th of July and almost 300 additional deaths for the other days around the 4th of July. The IIHS offers the following […]

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False Claims Act – Whistleblower Claims

by Mark Wolfe, Attorney at Law In 1863 the U.S. Government enacted the False Claims Act (FCA) as a way to stop and discourage fraud by companies who were selling war supplies to the Union Army during the civil war. It authorizes private citizens with “inside information” to bring a lawsuit on the government’s behalf against a person […]

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Some Personal Injury Attorneys are Continuing to Overcharge Clients

Despite an Ethics Opinion from the Alabama State Bar prohibiting “double dipping” on contingency fees, some Alabama personal injury attorneys appear to be continuing to overcharge their clients. Several years ago, a number of personal injury firms in Alabama (not Boteler, Finley & Wolfe) began charging an additional contingency fee on the “back-end” of a claim or […]

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