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You Didn't Tell Me!

If your agent leaves out the good parts, get your day in court.

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This story appears in the March 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You thought you had coverage, but you didn't. Or maybe youragent didn't tell you about a particular type of coverage oradvised you incorrectly, and you suffer a loss. Do you haverecourse against your insurance agent? Possibly.

Increasingly, insurance agents are facing errors and omissionsclaims for failing to advise clients properly. "When someoneis told there is no coverage, they need to investigate further andfind out why," says Brian Gilchrist, an attorney with Allen, Dyer, Doppelt,Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A. in Orlando who works a lot withinsurance law.

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