Progressive Insurance - Poor claims decisions and rude, arrogant employees
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE -- Jan of 2012 there was a very minor accident in a private parking lot where in backing up at night in the rain, the corner of my bumper impacted the top of the bumper of another vehicle. The other vehicle did not have it's lights on and therefore I did not see it coming. The damage was very minor a 3 inch scratch on the top of the bumper which resulted in about an $800 repair. The adjuster from my insurance company, Progressive, charged me with the accident and paid a No Fault claim which resulted in my rates doubling. I had reported to the adjuster, Mr G, at the Knoxville, TN office what had happened including the other driver did not have his lights on. I heard nothing back from Progressive at all and did not worry about this because it was and should have been a no fault situation. No one ever came and looked at my vehicle at all. In May of 2012, I received my renewal notice and was floored because my rate had doubled. I called to find out why and was told that Mr. G had charged me with the accident with 3 points and had paid the claim. I talked to Mr. G who was very arrogant, telling me it was his decision and he wasn't changing it. He said the other driver said he had his lights on. This is my insurance company. He refused to do anything at all. In trying to get help, I found that all the contacts I was given by the company where his supervisors in the same office with him and all I was told by everyone was I had to talk to him. I did talk to KG in another office (she is over the Knoxville office) and she told me I had to talk to Mr. G too. All I got was the run around. So my insurance company paid a claim they should not had paid in the first place, took the word of the other party over their client, did not communicate this information with their client, and even now, gives the same run around and chain of command to file complaints to. This is horrible customer service along with very poor company structure to deal with problems caused by a claims manager. Everyone makes mistakes and they can be corrected, but not Mr. G. I would steer clear of Progressive.
BTW, am still waiting for a claims check in March of 2013, for an accident that happened in Dec. of 2011. That is another issue.