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victims with different types of auto insurance. Insurance companies are hugely profitable and will not stop in their pursuit of your money. If you are looking for a full and fair settlement for your personal injury, you will most likely need an experienced insurance lawyer. An Mercury insurance attorney at AA-Accident Attorneys will provide you with a free consultation in order to evaluate your rights and make sure that you are awarded the maximum compensation possible.
The Mercury Insurance company was founded in 1961 as a low-cost alternative to other insurance giants. They secured their niche by offering policies at lower premiums for better-than-average risk, and found that it was very profitable. They are extremely conservative with their claims handling and have become well-known for this strategy. Approximately 5,100 employees work at Mercury Insurance at their headquarters in Los Angeles, California. From 1961 to 1990, Mercury only offered insurance coverage in California, but they have since expanded to Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Mercury Insurance is currently the third largest provider of auto insurance in the state of California.
Criticism of Mercury Insurance
Several reports have been filed against Mercury Insurance claiming discrimination on various fronts, according to the California Department of Insurance. They have a long history of discrimination again members of the U.S. military, the disabled, the unemployed, unmarried domestic partners and small business owners. They have allegedly overcharged or refused to insurance to many California residents based solely on their discriminatory policies. Mercury Insurance also backed the controversial bill called Proposition 17 in 2010, which, if it had passed, would have allowed insurance companies to raise auto insurance premiums on drivers based on their coverage history. This was previously outlawed by Proposition 103 in 1988, which was approved by voters.
Consumer Watchdog Allegations
The non-profit, non-partisan organization Consumer Watchdog advocates for consumer interests, and has, on several occasions, criticized Mercury Insurance for the unethical practice of turning clients away who need insurance most. There was even a billboard posted on Wilshire Boulevard in 2009 that stated “Consumer Watchdog: You can’t trust Mercury Insurance.” They also put up a website that extensively detailed the top reasons that Mercury Insurance was not to be trusted. This news story got national new coverage.
How to Maximize Your Insurance Claim
Your financial security depends on your claim being fairly handled by the insurance company. If you are concerned that your future may be jeopardized by unfair practices from your insurance company, then you should call an experienced insurance lawyer. AA-Accident Attorneys can help you discuss your options, your potential compensation, and can give you a fair and honest evaluation of your claim. Your lawyer will review the facts of your accident, the extent of your injuries, and will then give you an idea about how much your claim is realistically worth. Each accident is unique, but our lawyers have enough experience dealing with these types of insurance claims that we can give you insight about your case. We can help you decide if you need a lawyer, or if you can handle your case by yourself. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will not charge you any money until we win your case. Call now to discuss your case with your experienced insurance lawyer today!