Insurance companies often advertise how they will stick by motorists incar accidents, but beyond the hype, that’s not always the case.
The insurance company Progressive is facing an online firestorm after Matt Fisher wrote in his Tumblr blog how Progressive defended a driver who killed his sister Katie Fisher in a car crash.
Appearing on ‘CBS This Morning’ (video below), Matt Fisher explained that the other driver was under-insured, but that his insurance company, Nationwide, paid up quickly following thecar accident which took the life of his sister Katie.
However, since his sister Katie had a $100,000 policy with Progressive Insurance, Matt Fisher says they decided to defend the other driver and try to blame the car crash on her.
Matt Fisher told ‘CBS This Morning’: “The guy who, for better or worse, killed my sister had more than one attorney. He had two attorneys and one of them identified himself at the beginning of the case as an employee of Progressive.”
“He cross-examined our witnesses, he conducted direct examination of their witnesses and at the end, he made a closing statement. He argued that the other guy had a green light.”
On his Tumblr blog, Matt Fisher described how his 24-year-old sister Katie, a Progressive customer, was killed in a car accident, yet Progressive sent their attorneys to defend the driver who killed Katie, to avoid paying the total sum of her policy. However, the other driver lost in court after a witness said he had run a red light, and Fisher’s family was awarded over $700,000 in damages.
“Carrying Progressive insurance and getting into an accident does not entitle you to the value of your insurance policy,” Fisher’s August 13 blog post says.
The case caused such fury online that Progressive is now denying that it defended the woman’s killer. In a prepared statement, Progressive told CBS that it had come to “an agreement” Fisher family, but did not specify what that may be.
This is a true nightmare on how ruthless some car insurance companies can be. It’s also why you need an expert car accident lawyer on your side. These days you cannot trust your own insurance company to defend you.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident, you should consult an experienced attorney to see if you have grounds for an injury claim.
Feel free to contact our Los Angeles Law Firm via email at Info@ArashLaw.com or call us at 800-890-7375. One of our lawyers will be happy to assist you with your personal injury case. Note, the law only allows a certain amount of time for you to file a vehicle incident lawsuit.
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