Erie Insurance Complaint - RUN from this Company!
We switched ALL our insurance coverage to Erie so we could consolidate, auto, home & 2 Landlord policies with one insurer so we could also get an umbrella liability policy. I had been insured with State Farm for 36 years without an accident - just a couple of glass claims for cracked windshields. The Erie policies saved us lots of money over our previous policies.
In May 2011, I was accused of hitting another driver. It didn't happen, my car doesn't have as much as a scratch. I hired my own attorney to defend me against the false claim despite telling Erie that it never happened because the other driver wanted my insurance information. Insurance scams are common & the accused driver was a 23 year old with numerous "accidents" and the car looked like it had been through a riot according to my attorney who sent an investigator to photo the vehicle. I am over 50 years old with a perfect driving record & have NEVER had an accident or ticket.
I disputed the claim, Erie told me not to worry about it - that was what vehicle insurance was for & in the end, they paid out nothing to me or the other driver. Last week, I received a notice of cancellation for my auto policy!!!! I wrote a letter refreshing their memory of the events & told them that they did not pay a dime for this incident, so I was seriously questioning why they were cancelling the policy. Today I got their response they have determined because of this incident that I am "a higher risk driver than they want to do business with" according to some Administrative Assistant to the President.
I have news for them - I have full glass coverage & they will pay for my new windshield that is cracked. I am pulling all our homeowners & will NEVER do business with Erie again!