Akkas & Associates is a globally recognized Turkish insurance law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish insurance lawyers are prepared to handle all types of business matters. Our Turkish insurance lawyers also represent our clients in cases against medical malpractice law suits.
What is Insurance Law?
In order to understand insurance law, it is useful to understand insurance first. Insurance is a contract in which one party (the “insured”) pays money (called a premium) and the other party promises to reimburse the first for certain types of losses (illness, property damage, or death) if they occur.
Turkish Insurance law falls into three major categories. First, the insurance company will hire lawyers to represent the insured in case she is sued for something related to her insurance contract. These are known as “insurance defense attorneys.” For example, an automobile insurance company will hire an attorney to represent an insured driver when she gets sued for causing another driver’s injuries. The second category of insurance law helps insured people determine when an insurance company must pay a claim. Third, insurance companies typically hire attorneys to make sure the company complies with all applicable laws and regulations, which can vary by state.
There are many types of insurance. The government runs some kinds of insurance, like Social Security disability, worker’s compensation, and unemployment insurance. However, the term “insurance law” usually refers to the law surrounding private insurance. The most common types of private insurance are health insurance, automobile liability insurance, life insurance, and malpractice insurance.
Terms to Know
- Policy: The contract which outlines what the insurance company will pay in case of loss.
- Benefit: The money or services an insurance company provides in case of loss.
- Insured: The person who receives the insurance benefit. However, in the case of life insurance, the “insured” is the person whose life is insured, and the person who receives the benefit is called the “beneficiary.”
- Premium: The money the insured pays the insurance company.
- Claim: A request for benefits when loss occurs.
- Coverage: The types of losses which the insurance company will reimburse.
- Insurance Agent: A person who is licensed to sell insurance in a particular state.
Insurance Defense Attorneys
Since there are so many different types of insurance, and insurance touches so many aspects of life, most lawyers are familiar with some aspect of insurance law. Personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys routinely deal with medical insurance companies, similarly, auto accident attorneys routinely work with auto insurance companies. Real estate attorneys often recommend that their clients purchase real estate insurance, and are very familiar with homeowners’ insurance policies. Probate attorneys must frequently distribute life insurance proceeds and estate planners often recommend different types of life insurance arrangements.
Turkish Health Law Malpractice Law
Akkas & Associates is a globally recognized Turkish health law malpractice law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish health law malpractice lawyers are prepared to handle all types of business matters. Our Turkish health law malpractice lawyers also represent our clients in cases against medical insurance law suits.
Turkish Health law malpractice law governs the liability of doctors and other providers when they cause harm to a patient by rendering their services in a negligent manner. Turkey has its own laws and procedures to handle these specialized personal injury cases. But in general terms, a doctor will be held liable if his or her conduct fails to meet the “standard of care” provided by other doctors under similar circumstances and it is determined by Turkish Judiciary Forensic examination.
Errors that qualify as medical malpractice will typically fall into one of several categories. These include a failure or delay in diagnosing a patient’s condition, misreading X-rays, prescribing the wrong pharmaceuticals, failing to warn a patient of the risks or side effects of a procedure, performing services without the patient’s informed consent, and making a mistake during surgery or childbirth.
Reach our Turkish Insurance Lawyers
Akkas & Associates is a solution-oriented law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s health & malpractice law. Since 1992, our lawyers have been helping clients’ complex legal challenges and maximize opportunities for success. Our law firm is now one of the leading Insurance law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us to Turkish Insurance Lawyers in Turkey through our Contact page.