I recently came across an article detailing Allstate’s claim practices involving car wrecks in the Heraldtribune.com. As an attorney who has gone against Allstate on numerous occasions, I can vouch for the validity of this article. In particular the article states:
“First, the company evaluates claims with a computer program designed to reduce payouts by as much as 20 percent of what the company once paid for the same injuries.
Second, Allstate pushes policyholders to accept quick settlements without the help of lawyers. Policyholders who try to fight for more money face Allstate attorneys coached to refuse to negotiate and to drag out litigation.”
That’s right, unless you settle at Allstate’s purposefully reduced offer; they will attempt to drag out the claim with their attorneys. That is the reality in which Allstate operates.
That said you shouldn’t despair in reading this commentary. Those of us who practice personal injury and represent car wreck victims here