Posted: February 8, 2011
So you have been injured in a car accident. What should you do. The lawyers are telling you to hire them. The insurance company is telling you not to hire a lawyer it's not necessary. Who do you believe? For the fourth quarter 2009 Allstate made $518,000,000.00. I don't think they are hurting. You can also go to their site www.allstate.com and dig out documents that reveal they had a consistent plan to keep car accident injury claimants from attorneys.
Here's a news flash for you . I don't mind taking cases against Allstate. I have had several jury trials where the insurace company for the defendant was Allstate. The key is to take good cases and fight Allstate all the way in front of a jury if necessary. They have miscalculated the damages they think a case is worth and have gotten stung. I created a video how I turned an allstate policy of $25,000.00 into $100,000.00
Allstate makes you work. Maybe that's the way it should be who knows. Their goal is to make money for their shareholders. Despite their propaganda if you have insurance with Allstate especially undeinsured motorist YOU DO NOT COME FIRST. And if an Allstate insured causes you a serious accident, stand up for what is fair. Some lawyers may not want to handle your case if Allstate is on the other side. Don't giveup . I'd be glad to put you in touch with lawyers in your jurisdiction who are willing to fight Allstate.
The American Association for Justice fka The American Trial Lawyer's Association, they changed their name because they thought they would get more credibility, if they weren't called trial lawyers, the whipping boys and girls of the press. I'm proud to be a trial lawyer and take Allstate to the mat. Here is part of what AAJ said in a document they prepared about the 10 worst insurance companies.
To identify the worst insurance companies for consumers, researchers at the American Association for Justice(AAJ) undertook a investigation of court documents,SEC and FBI records, state insurance department inestigations, compliants, news acounts, court documents testimony and depositions from across the Country and of former agents and adjustors
Our final list includes companies that range acrooss different insurance fields.
Allstate—The Worst Insurance Company in America
One company stood out above all others. Allstate’s concerted
efforts to put profits over policyholders has earned
its place as the worst insurance company in America.
According to CEO Thomas Wilson, Allstate’s mission is
clear: “our obligation is to earn a return for our shareholders.”
Unfortunately, that dedication to shareholders
has come at the expense of policyholders. The company
that publicly touts its “good hands” approach privately
instructs agents to employ a “boxing gloves” strategy
against its own policyholders.
Allstate adjuster Jo Ann Katzman, “We were told to lie by
our supervisors—it’s tough to look at people and know
call Cincinnati car accident inury lawyer Anthony Castelli for help 1-800-447-6549