Jody R. Nathan’s Answers

Jody R. Nathan

Tulsa Insurance Law Lawyer.

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  1. Can a beneficiary to a life insurance policy be changed after the insured dies?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Jody R. Nathan
    3. Eric Jerome Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally, the right to change the beneficiary belongs to the insured, who obviously cannot change it after he dies.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. I am being sued by an Insurance company for an accident that happened 3-4 years ago.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Andrew Harting
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    If you had liability insurance at the time of the accident, you should immediately inform your insurance carrier of the judgment and ask them to pay or to have the default vacated; the insurance company can pay for the attorney.

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  3. Car insurance says they will not pay for car repairs because story does not match

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3. Jody R. Nathan
    3 lawyer answers

    Your mom had a parking lot accident, and likely did not tell the other owner what happened because she did not see any damage. The questions are how much is her deductible; and whether its worthwhile to make a claim when she will end up paying more for the repairs in insurance than she would if she just paid for the repairs herself. The insurance company can deny the claim if the claim is false.

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  4. I had test done 2/10 doctor disabled me 2/21 let go14th no $ coming in can I file unemployment since takes 12mos for disability?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Stephen Francis Jessup
    2. Stephanie O Joy
    3. Jody R. Nathan
    3 lawyer answers

    You should talk with a lawyer in your area immediately; you may be eligible for payments under workers compensation.

  5. I got in a fender bender, and guy admitted fault and gave me his insurance, but when I went to file claim, he changed his story?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Kevin H. Pate
    2. Jody R. Nathan
    3. Jennifer H. Seate
    3 lawyer answers

    You can file with your insurance company, pay the deductible and get your car fixed; your insurer may or may not sue the guy who hit you and get its money back, and even your deductible. But you would be better off getting an attorney involved as soon as possible.

  6. What are the ramifications if my name is removed from our home owners insurance?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jody R. Nathan
    2. Tatiana Kadetskaya
    2 lawyer answers

    If you still own the property, and you are not on the policy, then if the property is destroyed, you will not be on the check from the insurance company.

  7. In a car accident in Arkansas where the at fault driver has liability insurance, is the injured sibling covered by the insurance

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Justin Minton
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Lisa Douglas
    5. Jody R. Nathan
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    If the policy has medical payments coverage (med pay) or uninsured motorist coverage, there may be an exception to the denial of coverage.

  8. Hiding mail and possibly changing mailing addresses from life insurance policies to benefit ones self

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. Jody R. Nathan
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree you need to speak with an attorney. A POA does not permit someone to change a will after that person has died.

  9. My step dad passed, his ex wife wants my mom to provide her with a death certificate so she can collect on unknown life insuranc

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jody R. Nathan
    2. David J. McCormick
    2 lawyer answers

    First, please note that exwife may get a death certificate from the state health department. Second, there are some states which have a statute which says that if a husband and wife have life insurance policies which name the spouse as beneficiary, and there is a divorce, the ex spouse is treated as predeceasing the insured, and the proceeds pass to the next beneficiary, if any, or to the deceased's estate. In Oklahoma, the statute is 15 Okla Stat. 178 ; You may need to contact an attorney...

  10. Can you provide me with case that shows that without good faith cause a Home Owners Insurance Company cannot require me to give

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick R. Scott
    2. Jody R. Nathan
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally, the policy gives the insurance company the right to investigate before paying the claim. Wagnon v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., 146 F.3d 764 (10th Cir.(Oklahoma)1998) allowed the insurance company to deny the claim after the insured was not honest about where he got the items he claimed were stolen. In Conti v. Republic Underwriters Ins. Co., 1989 OK 128, 782 P.2d 1357, the Oklahoma supreme court said that the insurance company did not act in bad faith in investigating the...