wilezcoyote said:and tried to cheat me out of a fair settlement.
At the end of the 30 day settlement period he illegally sold my car to a salvage yard without my authorization to try and force me to take a ridiculously low settlement check. I threatened him and his supervisor with criminal prosecution before I was able to get a fair settlement.
A customer of mine who's an attorney had warned me about the crap they like to pull so I was prepared for the scumbags.
In the 1990s they lost a huge lawsuit for telling customers that their cars were repaired using only genuine OEM parts and then ordering the body shops to use only cheap, inferior, and unsafe knock off parts.
67HEAVEN said:The discussion here has gone somewhat far afield, however.
I'm not trying to stop the discussion.............just lend some clarification to it.
Billybeau1 said:The original tread in the C1/C2 section was very informative for me and I'm sure many. It made me pull out my policy and check. I was glad to see I have "stated value" on mine. That said, this tread turned into a state farm bashing. While I feel the pain of those who have had problems, I simply wanted to point out that all insurance companies have good and bad stories and good agents can make all the difference in the world. I think its been healthy
I have State Farm for all my insurance needs, home, cars, and life, and have never ever had a problem. When my son totaled our Camry I had a check within a few days. We have had insurance with them for 14 yrs. I am quite happy with them.jester said:Just to offer another view. I've had State Farm for my houses and cars for many years. Any claim I've made has been paid promptly and to my full satisfaction with no hassle whatsoever. On my last auto claim, I had a check in hand that covered the full repairs 12 hours after the accident.
Another example: My wife wiped out our day care lady's garage door. She had paint left from painting the house trim and wanted to know if they would pay for the paint. She was told to find out the current price of the paint and add it to the bill for replacing the door. They paid her promptly and even added in extra money for her time to paint the door although that was never asked for.
I could give more examples, but they have all been as easy and as much to my satisfaction as an insurance claim can be.