State Farm Insurance Lawsuits and Settlements

A good neighbor wouldn't deny a claim and falsify evidence, would they? State Farm doesn’t have the best interest of its insured customers in mind and it’s not “like a good neighbor” as it touts in its misleading commercials.

In 2013 State Farm was convicted of fraud against the federal government. The company ordered employees to alter insurance claims and manipulation of evidence in the case of a homeowner who was denied full coverage after the insurance giant alleged the home’s damage was caused by flooding, not wind. The courts found that State Farm collected National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) funds fraudulently.

This wasn't the first case of State Farm acting inappropriately. In 2000, Dateline NBC ran a four-part series on State Farm's disturbing claims practices. You can find those videos here.

Davis Law Group Client Describes Insurance Company

"I got in a car accident, the other person's insurance company was GEICO and they were stalling and trying to not pay. And I was just trying to work with GEICO on their part, thinking they will play fair with me. And they weren't. They were just like 'Nope you're at fault here.'

"They tried making me think it was my fault, I caused the accident and I was at fault, it wasn't their person. And they tried to say, 'Oh well we are only going to pay a percentage of your bills.' And I was like, 'No, it's not going to work this way,' and I came to the point where I couldn't deal with them anymore so I came (to Davis Law Group)."

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About State Farm

State Farm Insurance is a group of insurance and financial services companies. It is the largest automobile insurer in the United States continuously since 1942 and insures more cars and homes in the United States than any other insurer. The company also has operations in Canada.

The group's main business is State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, a mutual insurance firm that also owns the other State Farm companies. The corporate headquarters are in Bloomington, Illinois.

State Farm is ranked 31st in the 2009 Fortune 500, which lists American companies by revenue. According to the Fortune Global 500, State Farm is also the world's largest mutual property and casualty insurance firm. In October 2008, State Farm Insurance Companies in Canada was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which was announced by the Toronto Star newspaper.

Lawsuits Against State Farm

Have you been involved in an accident where either you or the at-fault were insured by State Farm Insurance? In order to achieve a financially favorable settlement or court result, it is important to research how other people and organizations have successfully navigated an insurance claim or settlement with specific insurance companies. This helps you avoid making the same mistakes others have made. It can provide insight as to which actions might affect the value of your settlement. It also helps highlight pivotal legal strategies and avenues that have helped win lawsuits against major insurance companies such as State Farm Insurance.

Insurance companies are notorious for delaying the release of settlement funds at all costs. The practice exists in an extremely high percentage of insurance companies. It is designed as both a money saving and a money making technique. Major insurance companies usually have tens of billions of dollars on their books, which they invest in order to amplify their profits. Even if they have to pay a settlement, they will hold the money as long as legally possible in a leveraged effort to increase their own profits.

In addition to delaying the disbursement of settlement funds, insurance companies deploy many of the following techniques to save costs:

  • 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.

Davis Law Group Settlements Against State Farm Insurance

Below are just a few of Davis Law Group's successful settlements and verdicts against State Farm Insurance

  • $2,600,000: Our client suffered a serious injury in a boating accident and recovered a settlement against State Farm.
  • $1,200,000: Our client received over a $1 million in settlement money after being rear-ended while on his motorcycle.$945,441: A driver was rear-ended while in downtown Seattle.
  • $450,000: Our client was in a sedan and was hit by an SUV.
  • $300,000: Six figures for a dog bite victim. 
  • $300,000: A car accident on Westlake Avenue resulted in a settlement against State Farm.
  • $250,000: A T-bone accident led to a head-on crash for our client.
  • $250,000: A car making an unsafe turn hit our client, who was on a motorcycle.

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State Farm Insurance Claim Accident Lawyers

Attorney Chris Davis and the team at Davis Law Group, P.S., have nearly 25 years of experience dealing with State Farm and other insurance companies with respect to car accidents. If you’d like to talk to one of our attorneys about the specifics of your possible claim, contact us at (206) 727-4000. We’re available 24/7. Call us whenever it’s convenient for you.