Woman Accuses Allstate Of Delaying Tactics

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Richmond woman who has accusing Allstate Insurance Company of systematically cheating injury victims of car crashes has increased her demand for damages substantially.

Sixty-year-old Geneva Hager had asked for $6 million in the Fayette Circuit Court action, but now her lawyers say she wants $1.425 billion.

Hager accuses Allstate of illegally employing various schemes and delay tactics to bully injury victims into accepting lowball offers for their pain and suffering. She had been seeking an $800 million class-action for thousands of soft-tissue injury victims in car wrecks that had minimal property damage. A judge denied class certification last year.

Her suit is scheduled for trial October first.

Hager is asking for $475 million in compensatory damages for mental anguish. She is asking for an additional $950 million in punitive damages to punish the insurance company.

Allstate attorneys say there is no factual or legal evidence supporting such damages.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Sue Location: Kentucky on Aug 31, 2007 at 01:22 PM
    We were insured by Allstate for over 20 years when I had an auto accident. It was ruled as the fault of the other party. Allstate screwed me over royally! I hope this lady wins her case!
  • by Don Location: London on Aug 31, 2007 at 10:52 AM
    I hope this idiot not only looses her lawsuit,but has to pay Allstate for their legal cost.Stupid suits like these only serve to make insurance higher for the rest of us.
  • by SPIKE LEE OF KY.BB Location: LEX,KY. on Aug 31, 2007 at 08:36 AM
    IF ALLSTATE IS ALSO BASING HIGER PREMIUMS BASE ON CREDIT SCORES,THEY SHOULD BE HIT HARD.INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE CHARGING HIGHER PREMIUMS BASE ON YOUR CREDIT SCORES.IF YOUR CREDIT SCORE IS LOW,THE HIGHER YOUR PREMIUMS ARE.WE ALL KNOW CREDIT SCORES CAN BE FAULTY.SHOULD THIS COME OUT DURING TRIAL I JUST HOPE THE JURORS AND THE JUDGE PUNISH THE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

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