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Leesburg FL Car Accident Lawyer|Discusses Filing a Claim With Progressive Insurance

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Oct 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Florida car accident lawyer discusses filing a claim with Progressive Insurance.

Progressive is the fourth largest automobile insurance company in the United States behind State Farm, Allstate and GEICO. It insures about 11 million cars in the United States.  Progressive's corporate headquarters is in Mayfield Village, Ohio. Progressive has made good use of the internet and TV marketing.   I'm sure you have seen Progressive's commercials with “Flo”. Progressive has claims offices throughout Florida.  In the Orlando area, Progressive's automobile claims are adjusted in Tampa and Maitland.  In South Florida, there are offices in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

Progressive prides itself on have a fast road team of estimators/adjusters.  They drive those Ford Escapes and other mini-SUVs with the Progressive letter all over it.  I'm sure you have seen them on the road.  These adjusters will come to a traffic accident victim's home with a day or two and adjuster the claim on the scene.  My clients have been pretty happy with the speed of Progressive's property damage division.

Progressive's Pre-Litigation Settlement Tactics

Progressive's insurance adjusters are knowledgeable, professional and pleasant to deal with.  Like most insurance companies, Progressive's adjusters will pay promptly on cases where there are large damages.  However, on routine soft tissue cases,  Progressive's offers are lower than expected.

Typical Size of Progressive Policies

Generally, I see Progressive policy holders with smaller policies.  So, Progressive will generally flip its smaller policies quickly to protect its customers.    Progressive also writes high limit and commercial policies.  The problem with a lot of Progressive policies is that the limits do not really make sense.  I believe this happens because a lot of people purchase the insurance online without the benefit of speaking with an agent about appropriate benefit and limits.

Dealing with Progressive after a Lawsuit is Filed

Progressive, like other big insurance companies, have in-house lawyers in heavily populated areas.  I have had better experiences dealing with Progressive's outside lawyers than its in-house law office in West Palm Beach.

Accident Lawyers handling Progressive Claims

If you have any questions about filing an insurance claim with Progressive or if you would like a free copy of my book, fill out the internet consultation form or give me a call.

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I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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