Nationwide Corporation Complaint - The Dirty Truth About Nationwide's So-Called Blue Ribbon Claims Service
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The biggest mistake of my life was to get Nationwide Insurance. When I was hit by an UNinsured military driver as I sat at the end of a line of stopped cars and sustained a permanent neck and back injury little did I know the lengths to which MY insurance company would go to DEFRAUD me out of coverage and medical care. At a time when I had two displaced vertebrae pinching my spinal cord and giving me 24/7 pain beyond description or human endurance, Nationwide was plotting to cheat me out of coverage. First they demanded I accept payment for a phantom Honda Civic (half the worth) instead of the Honda Accord they knew I had, or they would "sit on the money indefinitely, making it difficult for a 20-something year old to get a new car". Then they began to threaten my doctor. When I saw THEIR doctor and he concurred, they threatened to pull all their business from him if he dared testify. They then went to the UNinsured motorist who hit me and offered to pay for his defense against me if he agreed to play along with their abuse of the Soldier & Sailor's Relief Act to postpone the trial past the statute of limitations.
Then they came to my lawyer and demanded we settle a $100,000 lawsuit (customary for diagnosed permanent back damage at that time) for $5,000 or they would make sure the trial never occurred (i.e., blackmail, obstruction of justice). We refused. They hired 3 sets of lawyers to obstruct justice and confuse the issue, playing/twisting all sides of the issue for themselves. They even instructed the UI driver how to hide his assets and declare bankruptcy if the idiot judges in Maryland ever caught on to their endless perjurious and baseless stays. After 10 years of criminal shenanigans, Judge Nissel in Ho. Co. MD found them to be in breach of contract and "most obviously" guilty of FRAUD against me. But guess what? Insurance lobbyists have made sure no law stipulating PUNISHMENT has ever been passed. So they are still scott free to defraud their clients even though it is indeed criminal behavior. Nationwide Headquarters in Ohio was informed twice of the fraud and they wrote back indicating they didn't care how their Maryland employees operated.
In the 10 years of legal battles against these Mafioso, the seriousness and permanence of my injury became more apparent and the suit went from $100,000.00 to $500,000.00 Nationwide owes me this plus interest, not to mention PUNITIVE damages because they took it upon themselves to not only sabotage my suit against the man who injured me BEFORE I even filed a claim with them, but they sabotaged my medical treatment by bullying medical professionals! I received NO worthwhile treatment the first 2 years of my injury. Took me that long to find a brave doctor who stood up to their threats. Nationwide should be SUED and FORBIDDEN to use the motto "Nationwide is on Your Side". What a COMPLETE and UTTER LIE that is !!! That is like a child molester claiming he is, "nurturing". There is NO WORSE insurance company to be with, the people are vile, cruel and dishonest and greedy to the point of sociopathic subhuman depravity. RUN to ANY OTHER company for your insurance before they use your policy payments to attack you at the most vulnerable time in your life like they did me. I never got the help or justice I needed. Seeing a Nationwide commercial still makes me physically ill and probably always will.