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Legal Action Against GEICO Insurance

GEICO Insurance: Company Profile

The Government Employees Insurance Company (better known as "GEICO") is an American auto insurance company. GEICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway that as of 2007 provided coverage for more than 10 million motor vehicles owned by more than 9 million policy holders. GEICO writes private passenger automobile insurance in the District of Columbia and all 50 U.S. states. The company is notable for its copious television advertising and numerous contradictory mascots (a stack of money with eyes, . 

GEICO generally deals directly with consumers via the telephone and the Internet, freeing up capital that would otherwise be spent on employing insurance agents in the field. The company is now the third largest direct writer of private auto insurance in the United States.

Lawsuits Brought Against GEICO Insurance

You might need to take legal action if you have been in an accident. If you or the at-fault are covered by a major insurance company like GEICO it's critical to research how to successfully negotiate with adjusters to achieve a good settlement or court outcome. Research can provide insight as to which courses of action might affect the value of your settlement. It also helps highlight crucial legal strategies and avenues that have historically helped win lawsuits against major insurance companies such as GEICO Insurance. 

Insurance companies are notorious for stalling the release of settlement funds until the last possible second. It's a questionable practice used by almost everyone in insurance market. It saves them money. Major insurance companies usually have access to tens of billions of dollars due to high volume revenue and cash flow. Similar to banks, they invest these funds in order to amplify their profits. Even if they are required to pay a settlement, they will hold the money as long as legally possible in a leveraged effort to increase their own profits through the interest they earn on their investments.

In addition to delaying the disbursement of settlement funds, most insurance companies implement many of the following strategies to get rich off of other's desperation:

  • Nickel and dime smaller individual clients with various charges with the knowledge they cannot afford to investigate their legal options.
  • Present clients with a very small initial settlement offer, as many policy holders do not realize they do not have to accept the insurance company’s first offer.
  • Wait until the last possible week to disperse funds, as some negotiations can last well over a year.
  • If you have sustained personal injuries that will be permanent, it is important to use an expert trial attorney.

Cases Involving GEICO Insurance:

What does the term insurance "bad faith" mean? (View Full Article – Davis Law Group)
Child Injured in I-90 Car Accident (View Full Article – Davis Law Group)

Further Research:

Davis Law Group Library – GEICO
What does the term insurance "bad faith" mean?
What Are Some Examples of Bad Faith Conduct?
If my insurance company denies my claim, do I have any rights?