Why? Granted, I’m not a lawyer, but …. I believe it’s possible, and that there’s a legitimate reason to blame Progressive Insurance; it’s because of their unique position in the Auto Insurance Industry.
John Sperling, the CEO of Progressive, is one of the main people funding the legalization of Marijuana. Since John Sperling’s money is being used to further the legalization of marijuana …. Plus, he is an expert in the Auto Insurance field, and must know full well that marijuana causes more vehicle collisions …..
If your loved one is injured by his own use or by another’s use of marijuana, I think he should be held liable.
“Should an insurance company, (or its’ CEO) be backing legalization of a drug that, when used, causes people to have vehicle collisions and potentially injury, even death? Almost sounds like a conflict of interests ….
OK; it’s already illegal to drive under the influence, but let’s have no doubts, those who have authorization to use “medical marijuana”, an illegal drug, still drive illegally Under The Influence!
Not only that, but the state issued them both their drivers license as well as their “medical marijuana” card! Is the state potentially liable as well? In that they write the laws, they usually write in an exemption for themselves, but ….
Possessing pot, no matter what state one is in, is illegal!
That’s even if the state allows it! It’s against a federal law. The 13 (?) states which have allowed some form of “medical marijuana”, are contrardicting the federal law. All federal law enforcement officials can, and do still arrest people for possession.
I’ll not go into the damage pot does here; there is plenty of information … here, I’m only addressing the fact that an insurance company’s CEO is promoting legalization of a drug which impacts the psycho-motor system and therefore causes auto collisions.
Some might say that Sperling is only costing himself money, but he is the CEO and is also beholding to his stockholders … something his investors should be aware of.
I believe that the government ought to force Progressive to insure all those issued “medical marijuana” cards. That would facilitate a closer look at the number of DUI’s due to marijuana in a number of ways, and would also keep customers from absorbing the costs of those more frequently involved in collisions, injuries, and death!