BUFFALO, NEW YORK -- My lawyer called me yesterday and said GEICO gave us an offer of $4,000. I was livid at the fact and after spending 6 months under Doctors care, physical therapy, & medication I had to take for pain. I was in an accident in Nov. of 2007 which a kid ran through a stop sign to try to get in front of me to get to the other side of the road in the opposite direction.
He ran right into me on the front passenger corner of bumper. My car spun around 3 times and stopped in front of on-coming traffic and I was hit again by another vehicle, my airbags deployed. I was so shook up I didn't know the extent of my injuries until after I was in the hospital. I couldn't turn my head and my arm was numb, which my jacket got burned and my neck from the airbag.
It happened at night on my way to work and maybe half a mile from my house. From that day on, I have experienced MRI's, couldn't turn my head for 3 months, headaches on a daily basis, muscle spasms that I never knew what they were until I felt them the first day soon after the accident. I have a 1 year son, and a 3 year old little girl whom I literally could not lift without problems. I am only 5ft. 2in. tall and weigh only 102 pounds.
This has put a lot of stress on my life, and my children. I haven't been able to work in the same kind of work due to lifting too frequently. GEICO's 1st offer was only $4,000 and I am beside myself as to why??? I was out of work 6 months, had soft tissue injuries, whiplash, moderate herniated disc., muscle spasms, and headaches.
My lawyer said we should file suit and take it to trial. What really happens next? Will they give another offer before he files, or before trial? Or not at all? Could I talk to the adjuster myself? If so, where would I find out who she is? I am so confused. I live in New York State. All help is greatly appreciated!
I was rear ended by a van August 10, 2009 by a woman insured through Geico. She was cited and an accident report was filed with the police department. Geico seemed pretty nice until the medical bills then the adjuster told me that Geico would only pay $3,400 of the $7,800. The adjuster told me that they would not pay more than that because the doctor charged too much. I have dealt with insurance companies before but never have I heard such garbage in my entire life.
The adjuster seemed really angry and tried to downplay my injuries saying it was just a very minor accident according to her insured. I have filed a complaint with Division of Insurance in Alaska and am really upset with the shoddy treatment by the Geico representative. The thing is this is only the second time I have been in an auto accident the other time was in 1986 and as I recall the other insurance company had no problem with paying medical expenses. I hope to God that if there is a next time the person who hits me is not insured with Geico. I know I would never go through an insurance company like them.
TAMPA, FLORIDA -- I was a loyal Geico customer for over 10 years. I never had a claim. In a one year period, my wife and I were hit twice while our cars were not moving. First I was hit at a stoplight when a driver passed out and plowed through an intersection and hit a turning car in front of me. Again, my car was at a dead stop. Later that same year, my wife's car was hit in her parking lot at work, when she wasn't even in the car.
Would you like to know what GEICO did? Cancelled my coverage. When I called up and talked to them, their reason was that there were two claims against my policy. What? Basically, after even talking to a supervisor, I was punished because both accidents were caused by other GEICO insured drivers. I will never ever do business with this company again. They took $15,000+ of premiums from me and then cancelled me because I had the misfortune to be hit twice by other Geico customers.
Simply because I was accidentally hit and knocked down by a car door in which my husband was driver and since pain was minimal I paid it no attention. Well 3 weeks later I had to go to dr. due to pain and contact insurance company that gave me a hard time as to why I didn't go to the dr. right away and call the insurance company when it happens. Well because didn't think at the time it was something to make a big deal out of. Have had an investigator come and take my statement and 3 weeks later get a letter stating that we both need to take this examination.
This insurance company that my husband and I have been with for 12 years has or is trying to make us feel like a criminal. Can anyone shed light on this exam and what I should do? Can I request a copy of 1st report? Can I have a recorder with me to protect myself? Please anything that you can share with me as to what this exam is all about and what happens if I don't go. I know what happened and I told them the honest truth, but this has really depressed me, because I have NOT DONE ANYTHING WRONG.
I was involved in a car accident of which a woman went through the red light and hit me head-on. There were no witnesses and because of no-fault they say the accident was 50-50. I was hit the hardest, I passed out and needed to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. The hospital took 2 Xrays and the ER Dr. said I had a broken arm that will need surgery to repair.
The Ins co only paid about $240 of that bill for Dr. and ER. I went to my ortho surgeon the next day and he only did knees not arms and referred me to the Dr who did my surgery, they wouldn't pay some costs, wouldn't pay pre-surgical exam that I needed due to my age. The total bills come to about $12,000. They then dropped me... I had plenty of medical coverage and additional personal injury coverage. This is an outrage!
NEW YORK -- I have had GEICO auto insurance for many years & have been extremely satisfied with their customer service. Until last week, that is. I had a flat tire during a raging snowstorm, called for roadside assistance & got the dumbest representative EVER! I gave her my exact location, Rt #, crossroad, town. She put me on hold for an interminable time, came back & wanted to know if Zimmerman road was spelled with a "u". It got worse - after another long hold she came back & said it would be 45 min. for a truck to get there.
I asked where the truck was coming from, as I was in or near 4 towns with many towing services. After another long wait she said it was coming from a town about 30 miles away! I snapped & asked for her supervisor. She put me on hold for another long wait but was able to get someone there in 10 min. After I gave her a list of nearby towns & zip codes. I wonder what kind of map they used to locate you? I sent a complaint & they responded saying someone would reply in 7-10 days. Unacceptable, GEICO.
For the record, Geico has been the most impressive customer oriented insurance company my family has ever dealt with. We had three not at fault collisions in a one year period. They were very helpful and right on top of things as far as ensuring that our car was repaired and in a very reasonable amount of time. This last time we used one of the Geico certified repair places. Our adjuster was so friendly and made sure he stayed in contact throughout the changes along w/ pics of their repair progress. We were provided a rental and did not have to worry about anything other than a standard deposit and contract.
In our last mishap, the driver was uninsured. We only paid the 250.00 deductible for the uninsured motorist and they have a whole dept that takes care of that for you to get reimbursement. Everyone has their pros and cons. One of the biggest cons are those insurance companies that you are trying to save a buck with. You definitely get pay for when you cut corners and wind up paying more than what you bargain for, Geico is straight forward and if they didn't cover it then you skipped over something when you signed on, Geico has saved my family a lot of unnecessary costs and inconveniences.
And they have been a blessing in disguise for an average family just trying to get through some hard economic times, don't knock it until you try it. Most poor reviews derive from lack of knowledge and cutting corners. READ BEFORE YOU COMMIT!
We purchased a renter's insurance policy from Geico, but when we went to file a claim for water damage to my personal property, Liberty Mutual, who picked up the policy, told me that all that was covered was for water damage from bursting pipes. Meanwhile, Jeff **, one of the muckity mucks from Geico, told me that no one would pay, because all that was covered was for damage from water coming in from blown off shingles.
Yet when we call the Geico sales line, each time without fail we are told the same thing when asking about a new policy — that all water damage is covered, other than if one lives in a flood zone or if war breaks out. We have been documenting all such sales pitches. The bottom line is, you don't get what you pay for and they take no responsibility for their poorly-trained, overzealous sales staff. Apparently the talking gecko isn't the only lizard that works for their company.
I called Geico a few minutes ago to remove a vehicle from our policy which was sold. I was then informed that our policy would double due to losing our multi-vehicle discount. This is absolute rubbish as it did not discount our policy very much at all when the second vehicle was added. In fact our rates did not significantly go up or down. This is the only change I made to the policy. There have been no accidents, violations, or any other reason for the rates to change. Just the selling of one vehicle.
As far as I can tell they are a bunch of crooks and it is time to find a different insurance company. Geico will take any excuse to raise your rates and steal your hard earned money from you. If you do not already have Geico -- do not insure with them or you will be sorry!!! If you have Geico already -- get out as fast as you can!!
Ladies and gentlemen do not use Geico. After having my policy for one year instead of my rates going down they went up. The previous year I had no tickets or accidents and my driving history had been clear of both for over five years. When I called to find out why my rates had gone up they informed me it was because of the number of un-insured drivers in my area. So I inquired to see if this rate increased gave me better coverage for my moneys' worth and they replied "NO". Ladies and gentlemen when I pay my car insurance I paid by the 6 month block and out of four payments (2 years worth of coverage) I was late once by two days (and they charged me fifty dollars fee).
I then sold my car before moving from NY to IL and canceled my car insurance a week later. It has been six weeks and ten operators later and I still have not seen a refund check that is less than $150. The first operator that I spoke to was informed of my recent address change. I asked for the check to be mailed to my new address and they still mailed it to my old residence. All the operators tell me they can all have the check canceled and re-issued and over-nighted.
Well the cancellation of the check takes two to three business days, the re-issuing of the check takes one to two business days and then the over-nighting of the check actually takes two to three business days. Now here's the real kicker because of all the "FAST TRACK" processing they have to do they charge you $17.95.