Nationwide Corporation Complaint - Nationwide is NOT on your side!!
LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA -- I was hit by a driver covered by Nationwide. She ran a stop sign and totaled my car. The next day (a Monday) we reported the claim. I was told that Nationwide would get back to me the next day and have an adjuster go look at my car. I waited. They did not call. So we called them. Mr. Cortes (the agent) told me that an adjuster still has not be assigned and they will get back to me later that day when one will be assigned. We called later on (around 4pm). And still, no one was assigned to go look at my car. I asked about getting a rental and their policy states that we (the victim) have to pay for the rental upfront and they will reinburst me (only up to a certain amount, that is). This was extremely frustrating! At the time, I was working 2 jobs and babysitting. I could not be without a car! The next day I call Mr. Cortes and he finally gives me the name and number of the adjuster. I call the adjuster repeatedly and he does not get back to me until hours later. He tells me he has not looked at my car and that he is going on vacation the next day so someone else will be looking at my car and they will contact me the very next day. And the next day comes and no one calls, yet again. At this point me and my family are furious because afterall, I was the victim in this situation. I wait until the next day and call Mr. Cortes\'s office over and over again and I leave him a message stating that I will be contacting a lawyer. Finally, after 5 days of waiting for someone to look at my car (the car that their driver destroyed), my mom became fed up and called the head office in Ohio. She spoke to someone by the name of Jason Harper. After hearing out story, he agreed to grant us a rental and he told us it WILL be paid for by Nationwide upfront. We had to email him a copy of our insurance policy and that was it. That evening we go and pick up the rental at Enterprise. At this point they are on the same page as us. They understand we are not paying a cent. A few days later we finally get the check for the damage since my car was determined totaled. By the time this is said and done it is mid-May. Now, in mid June, Enterprise calls us up and tells us we owe them the money for the rental and that Nationwide did not approve anything. At this point, we are so sick of the situation, we basically say \"screw it, not our problem!\". Enterprise threatened my mother with putting this on her credit report. So, now, after enough damage done by Nationwide, my mother\'s credit score is now going to greatly affected in a negative way. I don\'t understand why they couldn\'t pay for a rental like they should and get me my check in a timely fashion. Afterall, this accident was NOT my fault at all. Nationwide is full of crooks and I would recommend avoiding them at all costs because they will not help you.