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Leesburg Florida personal injury lawyer| filing a claim with Liberty Mutual Insurance

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Nov 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Florida personal injury lawyer discusses filing a claim with Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Liberty Mutual has become one of the largest insurance companies in the United States.  Liberty Mutual claims to be the third largest property and casualty insurance company in the United States based on net premium dollars.   Liberty Mutual writes many lines of insurance such as car accident insurance policies, business insurance policies, and workers compensation insurance.  Further, Liberty Mutual is the insurance company for a number of national accounts including Darden Restaurant group (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc.).  Recently, Liberty Mutual purchased Safeco Insurance Company personal lines insurance.  Liberty Mutual has not changed Safeco's name and as of today, Safeco adjusters appear to be separate and distinct from Liberty's adjusters, even though they may be in the same claims offices.  Safeco has a central mailing office in Los Angeles.  That is correct, even if the claims office is down the block, you have to send your correspondence from Orlando to Los Angeles before it gets to the claims adjuster.

Dealing with Liberty Mutual in automobile accident claims

Liberty Mutual's claims are handled in different regions depending whether it is a personal lines or business lines policy.  There are a few Central Florida claims offices including Lake Mary and Tampa.  Darden Restaurant claims are adjusted in Orlando with a special assigned unit of adjusters.   Most South Florida claims are handled in Liberty Mutual's Fort Lauderdale office and west coast claims are handled in Tampa.

In the claims process, Liberty Mutual appears to be fair with its claims.  It will pay money on worthy claims.  However, if the adjuster has a problem with the claim h/she will dig in their heels and defend the case to the end.  Dealing with the adjusters who handle national counts is different than dealing with personal lines adjusters.  These adjusters appear to be more sophisticated and are more willing to compromise on claims.

Dealing with Liberty Mutual after a lawsuit is filed

Odds are the lawsuit will be assigned to in-house counsel.  In Central Florida, Liberty's in-house counsel is the Law Offices of Glenn Comer.  In South Florida, Liberty's in-house counsel is the Law Offices of Maria Desantis.  Liberty's in-house lawyers are competent and handle the cases appropriately.  Generally, in-house lawyers have less of an impact on determining the value of a car accident case because they actually work for the insurance company.

If you have any questions about dealing with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company or would like a free copy of my book, give me a call or fill out the internet consultation form.

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Guy DiMartino

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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