Geico is the third largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. In addition to having clever television ads, Geico insures more than 7 million drivers. For more than 20 years, Geico has been part of the Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate of corporations. Geico insures more than 12 million cars.
Kreisman Law Offices deals with Geico adjusters on a regular basis and has done so for most of the 40 years of practice. We have handled Geico claims for clients all over Illinois and even out-of-state. We handled a Geico claim for a client who was injured in the Phoenix area. With Geico offices around the country is was not difficult to resolve this serious injury case from Chicago. We were successful in reaching a more than satisfactory result and even received compensation from the client’s underinsurance automobile policy.
At Kreisman Law Offices we find that Geico adjusters are usually reasonable and responsive. More recently however, Geico’s adjusters have been undervaluing the claims we have brought. This creates a dilemma for us and our clients. Like many people who are conflict adverse, clients usually prefer to settle their accident cases without having go to trial. Sometimes cases are settled even though the client knows that we would prevail at a trial and most likely receive a much more favorable result from a Cook County jury.
In cases where we do file a lawsuit in Cook County or one of the surrounding counties, Geico will assign one of its outside counsels to defend the case. We are very familiar with those law offices.
As in our other automobile accident cases at Kreisman Law Offices, we immediately assemble all of our client’s medical records and bills, lost time from work information and other relevant documentation, including photographs of the scene, the individuals and the vehicles and then forward a package to a Geico claims adjuster to allow them to evaluate our client’s claim. Most times we will be in touch with Geico representative early in the case. That takes place right after we are retained and we send out our notice of attorney’s representation letter to the Geico insured and often times directly to Geico. Then a claim file will be set up, if it had not already, and the representative will acknowledge our letter with a letter of their own telling us what they want from us to adjust the claim.
Kreisman Law Offices will forward the package of settlement materials only after our client has told us that he or she has finished with their medical care and treatment. In many cases where the injury is severe, physical therapy and rehabilitation services follow the emergency medical services.
Kreisman Law Offices values each individual client’s claim as a unique action. In fact, each case is unique.
Geico insures many of Illinois’ drivers. Over the years, Kreisman Law Offices has handled dozens of claims against Geico insureds. Many of those cases have resulted in sizeable settlements or jury verdicts.
In some cases, uninsured motorist claims are made. We have handled many of those wherein Geico has successfully and reasonably settled claims before arbitration. On the other hand, Kreisman Law Offices has also demanded arbitration in cases of underinsured or uninsured motorist claims that have resulted in very favorable results for our clients.
Like many other insurance companies in Cook County and surrounding areas, Geico has local offices but also has regional offices around the country. It actually doesn’t matter where their offices are located given the fact that the adjuster assigned to the case will in most cases be responsible for the case through its end. We have been successful in resolving many of our car accident cases short of jury trial with Geico’s insurance adjusters.