In legal circles, insurance circles, and amongst colleagues of both sides of the coin, plaintiffs and defendants, there is an on going understanding of how awful Allstate Insurance claims adjusting and case evaluations are in comparison with reality and fairness.
I tell everyone that comes in my office how bad Allstate Insurance company is when it comes to providing a fair or reasonable offer on their personal injury claim. Again, truth is an absolute defense to any potential libel or slander claims so I want to put forth the TRUTH about Allstate:
- Insurance adjusters for other insurance companies have resolved their portion of a claim with me and said, "Good luck"; "I wouldn’t want to deal with them", "I don’t see how they haven’t been shut down by the state", in reference to resolving the other portion of the claims with Allstate;
- I have been told by an Allstate insurance adjuster that regardless of what my client’s treating physicians said they were not paying the claim because she didn’t think my client was hurt. (She may have had a college degree but no medical training or certification);
- Allstate insurance representatives (in SC) have openly discussed with me how bad the company is run, how ridiculous the claims process is for them to get any authority, and how a machine (Colossus) tells what your claim is worth, not a person;
- Allstate adjusters have told my clients (prior to my representation), that they can’t possibly be hurt because of the collision they were in and need to settle the case because an attorney can’t help them;
- A year or two ago they use to have a system to try and move cases and it didnt matter what happen or what injuries the client received. It was based solely on medical bills. From $0-2,500 they would offer $500; $2,500-7,500 a $1,000 and so on but no more than $2,000 regardless of the amount;
- I have had numerous cases where they offered to settle for less than or equal to the medical bills and then I file suit and go through the litigation motions only to settle for a reasonable value and absolutely no facts, medical bills, or circumstances arose that would merit such an increase other than the fact, I filed suit. (one such instance was so ridiculous that my client had a $15,000 offer and absolutely nothing changed but litigation was initiated–we settled for nearly half a million); and
- More than half a dozen defense attorneys I work with have made this specific statement when discussing Allstate cases, "Well Trey, you know this is Allstate………" (No other insurance company is mentioned in that regard).
Why do I hate Allstate Insurance Company so much?
- I do not believe they conduct their insurance practice in good faith;
- Their commercials grate on every nerve I have when I know how poorly they treat their own insureds (what you are if you have Allstate Insurance), much less victims injured by their insureds; and
- Consumers (you if you buy anything) are not educated on the front line about what they are buying and then they are being taken advantage of by their own insurance companies.
- I have decided to fight Allstate regardless of the time, resources, and value on the claim;
- I educate every person I see, regardless if they become a client, on insurance and how bad Allstate conducts claims;
- I remain an active voice for those that have been deceived, manipulated, talked down to, and dejected by uninformed, uneducated, and ignorant Allstate representatives; and
- I blog when my blood pressure gets sky high because an Allstate adjuster just offered me $1,200 over medical bills of $12,800 and did not dispute that their insured was at fault or the injuries my client received. When I asked the reasoning for the offer and he gave some BS answer I made the comment that I don’t know why I even ask anymore and he said, and I quote verbatim, "Yeah, I don’t know either. I came from another claims office and it just seems like a waste of time."
I am always open to hearing the other side of this issue or in lieu of no one having anything good to say about Allstate either, more war stories of how bad they are.