Monday, April 04, 2011

You call THIS Progress(ive)?


My cousin Kay (we call her the Mother Theresa of our family because she gives until she bleeds) had just gotten her new car when a kid (cop's son, go figure) trying to run a yellow light, hit her at speeds way above the limit. The car was twice totaled (front end damage and rear end damage) because he was going so fast it pushed her into the truck in front of her. Her injuries are bad, she can't work and Progressive is jerking her around in every way possible.

Through NO FAULT of her own, she is now homeless (they won't pay for lost wages because she had a contract to provide services), the exact same car as she had is now $2,000 more because we got a good deal on the first one and there are no good deals now with the Libya fiasco going on, and they wouldn't pay the difference despite the car only being weeks old, and has a whole host of medical issues including badly broken ribs, shattered teeth, and a very bad back injury they are trying to say was only aggravated by the accident because she had back surgery before. So tell me this...she was able to lift and care for a 10 year old boy who has CP and can't walk at all, but the accident only aggravated the injury? C'mon people...

Moral of the story, DON'T BUY PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE and if you are ever in a wreck that wasn't your fault in any way, pray to God that the other person doesn't have Progressive Insurance.

Flo, you should be ashamed!

8 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Just a brutal way to treat people.

Laurie said...

It sure is. I've been told their strategy is to hold things up so long that the injured have to settle for far less than they deserve, just so that they can survive. It's pure evil.

Thomas said...

Lawyers have gotten a bad reputation, but they do serve a useful purpose...

Laurie said...

She has been forced to retain one, but he isn't having much luck with them either.

Ur-spo said...

That is sad; is it just Progressive though?
My understanding/experience is all insurance companies would rather die than shell out money.

Laurie said...

I know you are right, Michael, because my brother's car got hailed on and a different insurance company made three different offers before they came to an agreement. That was bad enough, but there was no injury involved. And he sure didn't have to go without wages for months, possibly years (if she doesn't settle).

Shame, shame, shame on them (now I sound like my mother), for doing this to anyone, let alone someone as good, kind, decent, giving and caring as she is!

NatureWoman said...

Wow, this stinks out loud. And the guy being a cop's son probably doesn't help any. {{{HUGS}}}

Laurie said...

It sure does, NatureWoman. She's done nothing but good all her life, and this is what they give her in return. There's nothing I can do about it except blast Progressive every chance I get.