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Old 08-17-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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Progressive Insurance - too cold for me.

Summary: A client of Progressive Insurance was killed in an auto accident. The family of the deceased takes the killer to trial. Progressive enters the trial as a third party to show their client was at least partially responsible for the accident, and as a result not entitled to damages (which would also result in Progressive not having to pay out).

Action: I am cancelling my Progressive motorcycle insurance today, and getting another carrier.

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Further comment: So in a hypothetical case, if I am travelling 60 in a 55, safely and in my lane, but someone from opposing traffic crosses the center lane and runs me over head on, because I was breaking the law and “contributed to the accident and my injuries” my family does not get any payout.

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Old 08-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #2
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Summary: A client of Progressive Insurance was killed in an auto accident. The family of the deceased takes the killer to trial. Progressive enters the trial as a third party to show their client was at least partially responsible for the accident, and as a result not entitled to damages (which would also result in Progressive not having to pay out).

Action: I am cancelling my Progressive motorcycle insurance today, and getting another carrier.

Details: http://www.foxbaltimore.com/template...more.com.shtml

Better: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4869994

Further comment: So in a hypothetical case, if I am travelling 60 in a 55, safely and in my lane, but someone from opposing traffic crosses the center lane and runs me over head on, because I was breaking the law and “contributed to the accident and my injuries” my family does not get any payout.

Neil
Go see tuan but insurance companies in general are spineless just to save some money....

Sad and RIP to that guy and hopefully his family will get something for their pain and lost
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thats the second story ive heard in a couple days about progressive screwin people, think i may need to change... Ridiculous now-a-days how companies treat their customers.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
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I never had a claim with them - their prices are low - and their website is easy to navigate. But with them being this public and blatant at turning against a customer - I am willing to lose a few dollars and an hour or so effort to send the message to them.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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Sorry, thats just dumb. Almsot any insurance company will try to get out of paying.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:20 AM   #7
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Sorry, thats just dumb. Almsot any insurance company will try to get out of paying.
This, and if you want to pay more money to prove a point to no one then by all means, pay more money. Your policy cancellation is not going to "send a message" to anyone.

I've had a bunch of claims with progressive over the years for auto, one of which I was at fault, and nothing but smooth sailing.
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Didn't realize that was the case in that previous thread. I personally don't know the specifics of the case, so I can't call it one way or the other. I do know the national media's propensity for picking up on stories like this and just sensationalized it to the nth degree.

One questional incidence isn't going to make me quit Progressive. I've had more than my fair share of dealing with insurance companies. It is their duty to their stockholders to minimize their liability exposure and to maximize profit. They are not a non-profit charity.

I may sleep with the wolf, but that doesn't mean if it comes back with a fresh kill, I'm gonna run and go sleep with the lions.
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