Sunday, January 09, 2005

Insurers Denying Tsunami Claims

While "tort reform" advocates yap about trial lawyers trying to convince Americans that those dying a suffocating death from mesothelioma should not recover damages from asbestos companies or that those mamed by a negligent doctor should not recover all their damages, insurance companies pushing for tort reform are busy denying tsunami claims.

Today, Charles Kuralt and Sunday Morning updated viewers on the tsunami catastrophe in Southeast Asia. One hotel owner explained how his insurer denied his flood insurance claim. The claim denial was based on the fact that the flood was caused by a tsunami that was caused by an earthquake hundreds of miles away and the hotel had no earthquake insurance. Soon enough people will see that insurers' profits, failure to pay valid claims and high rates, are the real threat to small business and the public rather than trial lawyers who really protect the public.

Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer