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Geico’s Deceptive Practices | DC Car Accident Lawyer | The Lapidus Law Firm

You’ve all seen the commercials for the insurance companies–the friendly little gecko, the law-enforcing emu, your buddies Jake and Flo. These ads are entertaining enough, and they promise the most comprehensive coverage around–at the most affordable rates, of course. But what happens when you’re in a car accident and finally call upon your insurance company for help?

Seems the gecko has scurried off, the emu has sprinted away, and your good friends are nowhere to be found. This is why, whenever you’re in an auto accident, you need a lawyer to put your interests and well-being first–which is precisely what the insurance companies typically won’t do.

Misleading Customers During the Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, when people were at their lowest and experiencing enough stress and financial challenges, Geico decided to mislead their loyal customers. How? By deceiving them into thinking they were saving money on their car insurance due to less driving. A U.S. District judge in Chicago opened the door for Illinois Geico policyholders to prove that the insurance giant violated a state consumer fraud law by “unfairly and deceptively marketing” its Geico Giveback discount program.

The judge determined that the consumers in the case adequately alleged that Geico deceived them into thinking they were saving money thanks to less driving and did not disclose that its premiums “were not based on accurate assessment of risk during COVID-19.” And this is just one of MANY examples of how insurance companies deceive and mislead the people who pay them good money.

Why You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident

The bottom line is, insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart. This is sad and wrong since you’re paying them to provide a layer of protection in the event of an accident. Suppose you’re in an accident, and you contact your insurance company before talking to an attorney. In that case, the insurance company will try to lowball you in most cases with a settlement amount that you may think is generous at the time but actually pales in comparison to the amount you’d really need if you have medical expenses and/or lost wages due to missed time at work.

This is why you must contact an experienced auto accident lawyer like those at The Lapidus Law Firm before you call your insurance company. Once we get the details, we will handle any discussions with your insurance company to ensure you receive everything that you’re entitled to through your policy. Our team has decades of experience with auto accidents, and we know all there is to know about car insurance–so we’re ready to fight on your behalf. More importantly, we will put your interests and well-being first, unlike your insurance company.

How Can Your Lawyer Help When It Comes To Unfair, Unreasonable Settlement Offers?

Don’t let insurance mega-companies like Geico push you around after you’ve been injured in a car accident. Before you call your insurance company, contact The Lapidus Law Firm at (202) 785-5111 or (301) 852-7500 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.

We will review your claim, and if we accept it, we will handle the insurance company on your behalf and make sure that you are fairly represented. We will leave no stone unturned and promise to do our best to get you the fair and reasonable settlement you deserve and are entitled to for your expenses. We look forward to getting to work because we are committed to making justice work for you.

Written by DC & Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer Larry Lapidus

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