UPDATE: Since so many people have been hitting my blog, looking for info on Progressive Auto Insurance, I looked to see why.
What I’ve found is a story about how . . . if they owe you money, they’ll possibly go to the extreme of defending those who have accidentally killed your family member. Here is the link:
Their ads may be cute and their actress / performer too, but they’re the last insurance company on earth I’d deal with!
There’re two reasons!
- Their CEO, Peter B. Lewis, along with George Soros, is funding the legalization of medical marijuana (a misnomer, if there ever was one). Most states are allowing their pot users to continue to drive; is this not an irresponsible act? And for the CEO of an insurance company? Should he not be aware of the problem he is at the root of? Potheads driving endangers everyone on the road! Do they care about the safety of those on the road? Are they pushing for the states to reveal the information of what drivers are using? Probably not . . . . , but they should be!
- Their conduct was offensive and I believe it “legally” bordered on harrassment – with me. I’d parked behind a car that had parked in front of my home. There were 2 parking places in front of my home and the driver of the other vehicle had parked in the middle of both. Being considerate of my wife and daughter, both due home – different cars, I parked close to him but was still partly into my drive way, so I got out looked to see how much room I had and pulled my work van close. I got out and looked again and pulled even closer and repeated it again so that I was w/in a quarter inch or less of his car. I’d left enough room for my wife to barely get into our driveway. She did, and thanked me as she came in. Just afterwards, she announced there was some guy she’d seen looking at the front of my van, coming up the drive; there was a knock on the door and at the same time the doorbell rang several times. The guy at my door was irritated, to say the least. I listened to him as he claimed I’d hit his car. I’d not, but out of courtesy, I explained what I’d done, because of his rudeness in taking up both spaces. He insisted I look at the damage he claimed I’d done – he showed me how the slight bend on my license plate lined up with the quarter inch (barely visible) scratch on his plastic bumper. I agreed it (almost) did, but I asked him if he saw it was a bit above where the vehicles lined up; I therefore asked him if he’d gotten into his vehicle. He verified he had. I explained again, that I’d been very careful in pulling up as far as I could and that his car had contacted mine, (it’d been done when he got into his car – evidently, it’d rolled back enough) not the other way around, but that as I had no damage, I wasn’t concerned. I wasn’t sure the young man wasn’t going to get violent, when I said that, but I went back inside. Subsequently, I got call after call, after call from Progressive, his insurance company. I explained to them what had happened and that because of the young man’s obstinance, I’d sent a letter to my insurance company and explained it to them and suggested they not pay for painting his car as he wanted. The claims adjuster admitted he’d not seen the scratch (I explained to him that it was not visible to the naked eye w/o getting up close and personal) but he continued to call back and threaten me, . . . . offensively, and at the most inconvenient of times. I had to tell them if they continued to call, I’d file a complaint with the FCC. No one should have to deal with an insurance company that acts like that!