Automobile Insurance Subrogation in All 50 States - Second Edition - Hardcover
Automobile Insurance Subrogation in All 50 States - Second Edition - Digital
§ 2.01 Generally
Automobile insurance is insurance purchased for cars, trucks, and
other motor vehicles. It provides insurance and protection against
other losses to or damages incurred by the insured due to losses,
accidents and mishaps related to the ownership of a motor vehicle.
Auto insurance also protects and indemnifies against any liability
that the insured could be exposed to as a result of owning or
operating the insured vehicle.
Most states require automobile insurance protecting others against
property damage and personal injury as a result of accidents
involving the insured vehicle. Each state has different means of
enforcing these mandatory insurance requirements, with varying
degrees of success. Despite a wide variety of approaches to doing so,
there are still a large number of vehicle operators who refuse to or
cannot afford to obtain automobile insurance, creating an uninsured
community against which the remainder of properly-insured
Americans must pay to protect themselves. The minimum required
by law is usually just third-party liability insurance adequate to
protect third parties against the financial consequences of loss,
damage or injury caused by the negligent operation of the insured
vehicle by the insured or somebody operating the vehicle with his
Insurance limits are discussed later in this book for each state.
Understanding how these limits are expressed is important in
understanding how to effectively subrogate for auto claim payments.
Gary L. Wickert is an insurance trial lawyer and is regarded as one
of the world's leading experts on insurance subrogation. He is the
author of several subrogation books and legal treatises and is a
national and international speaker and lecturer on subrogation and
motivational topics. Mr. Wickert is also a politician in Wisconsin,
serving his fifth term as Town Supervisor in the Township of
Cedarburg. After 15 years as the youngest managing partner in the
history of the 30-lawyer Houston law firm of Hughes, Watters &
Askanase, L.L.P., he returned to his native Wisconsin in 1998 and
co-founded the firm of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. He
oversees a National Recovery Program which includes a network of
nearly 300 contracted subrogation law firms in all 50 states, Mexico,
Canada and the United Kingdom and boasts recoveries of more than
$500 million in recoveries and credits for more than 250 insurance
companies. Gary Wickert is also a commercial fiction author and his
latest political thriller, Dark Redemption (Tudor Publishing), is
available on www.Amazon.com.
Licensed in both Texas and Wisconsin, Mr. Wickert is double
board-certified in personal injury law and civil trial law by the Texas
Board of Legal Specialization. He is nationally certified as a Civil
Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), for
whom he has written and graded product liability questions contained
on the NBTA national certification exam taken by trial lawyers
around the country. For over 25 years, he has served as an expert
witness on subrogation and insurance related issues and has been
consulted by insurance carriers, lawyers, and legislative bodies from
several states. He is a licensed arbitrator and has attended more than
750 mediations in more than 30 different states. He is one of only a
few lawyers to have ever represented a client before the United
States Supreme Court on a subrogation issue.
In 2002, Gary Wickert authored and published a treatise entitled
Workers' Compensation Subrogation In All 50 States (Juris
Publishing, Inc., New York), which is now in its Fifth Edition. You
can preview the treatise's contents and chapter summaries at
www.jurispub.com. It serves as the bible on workers' compensation
subrogation throughout the country and is the most thorough and
complete treatise on workers' compensation subrogation ever
In 2005, Gary Wickert authored and published his second treatise
entitled ERISA and Health Insurance Subrogation In All 50 States,
(Juris Publishing, Inc., New York), which is now in its Fifth Edition.
You can preview its contents and chapter summaries at
www.jurispub.com. This treatise focuses on health insurance
subrogation in all 50 states and is in as much demand as the first
In 2006, after years of receiving subrogation questions involving
livestock/vehicle collisions in all 50 states, Gary Wickert authored
and published his third treatise entitled Where's The Beef?
Subrogating Livestock/Vehicle Collisions In All 50 States, which is
now in its Second Edition. This treatise focuses on the laws
regarding liability of livestock owners in all 50 states and to date is
the most thorough treatment of this area of subrogation law ever
assembled. This treatise is available directly through Gary Wickert's
firm or his firm's website at www.mwl-law.com.
In 2008, Gary Wickert, with the help of his partners, Bradley W.
Matthiesen and Douglas W. Lehrer, authored and published his
fourth treatise entitled Fundamentals of Insurance Coverage In All
50 States, (Juris Publishing, Inc., New York), which is now in its
Fourth Edition. You can preview this treatise's contents and chapter
summaries at www.jurispub.com. This one-of-a-kind treatise covers
common issues and common rules to coverage triggers, equitable
relief, economic loss, property damage and a variety of policy
For information about Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer's National
Recovery Program, fees, list of clients, numerous subrogation links,
reported subrogation decisions, and published articles on the issue of
subrogation, visit his firm's website at www.mwl-law.com. Gary
Wickert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.