As one of the most successful personal injury law firms in California, Estey Bomberger has recovered millions for seriously injured victims of accidents where the at-fault party was insured by Farmers Insurance. Whether you were hurt in an auto accident or motorcycle accident and are looking to get full and compensation for your bodily injury claim, or you were injured in a slip and fall accident or animal attack and are looking for compensation in a Farmers homeowners insurance claim, the attorneys at Estey Bomberger are available to help you get the most compensation for your insurance claim.
About Farmers Insurance Group
The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies provides automobile insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and other insurance lines and financial services to 41 states. With headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, Farmers Insurance services more than 10 million US households and is the third-largest provider of insurance in the United States. Farmers Group has also owned 21st Century Insurance since July 2009.
Farmers Insurance Claims Customer Satisfaction
Not everyone has had a happy experience with the handling of their Farmers Insurance claims. In 2003, Consumer Reports gave Farmers Insurance Homeowners Insurance a “Worse” rating for both “Problems with Claim” and “Delayed Payments.” In 2006, Consumer Reports said that Farmers Insurance was one of the “poorest performers” amongst 27 different insurance companies in terms of paying off automobile claims in 30 days or less. In a JD Powers Collision Repair Satisfaction Study, which interviewed customers between 2001 and 2004, Farmers was given the lowest possible ratings for “Claim Settlement”, Claim Representative”, “Claim Process and Procedures” and “Overall Experience”. The American Association of Justice (AAG), a trial lawyers group, has also included Farmers Insurance in its list of “The Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America – How They Raise Premiums, Deny Claims and Refuse Insurance to Those Who Need It Most“.
Farmers Insurance Complaints & Lawsuits
Farmers has been ordered to pay millions in insurance bad faith lawsuits. In one lawsuit filed in 2008, a jury ordered Farmers to pay $2.5 million for bad faith handling of an insurance claim and “stonewalling” during settlement negotiations. The original punitive damages award was $20 million. In another case in 2005, Farmers allegedly refused to pay an auto accident claim because the accident was caused intentionally by another motorist. The state of Washington ordered Farmers to pay the claim. Some former Farmers’ employees and whistleblowers have stated that there is so much pressure for adjusters to settle for the lowest dollar amount possible, that the company offers rewards for the adjusters that achieve the lowest possible settlements.
Getting the Maximum Value for Your Farmers Insurance Claim
If you are concerned about whether Farmers is offering you a low settlement, you should talk to an attorney. The insurance company will do everything possible to limit the amount of money you receive for your claim. Because you only have one chance to recover fair compensation for your injuries, you should do everything possible to get the highest possible settlement. If your injuries are serious, your best option is to talk to a lawyer. At Estey Bomberger, we offer a free consultation to review your potential insurance claim and answer your questions. Although every case is unique and it is impossible to predict an outcome before you know the extent of your injuries, our attorneys can provide you with insight on similar cases we’ve handled and how much compensation you should be seeking for your case. Do not wait to receive your settlement offer; it is never too early to speak with an attorney after an accident.
Free Consultation About Your Farmers Insurance Claim
To speak with a lawyer at Estey Bomberger about your potential Farmers Insurance auto accident or homeowners insurance claim, call us anytime at (800) 925-0723. All consultations are free and confidential, with no obligation. If we do handle your case, we will not charge any fees unless we obtain a favorable settlement or verdict.