Progressive insurance defends itself after criticism

08/28/2012 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Virginia – The Progressive Corp. has reportedly gone on the defense following criticism over purported attempts to avoid making payment to the family of a car crash victim. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the insurance giant recently released a statement defending itself against backlash surrounding allegations that the company tried to avoid administering a $75,000 payment to the family of one of its clients who had been killed in a car accident. The insurance company was accused of refusing to acknowledge the fault of the other driver in order to avoid the payout. A jury has since deemed the driver negligent.

Jeff Sibel, a spokesperson for Progressive, is quoted by the AP as stating of the jury’s decision, “This was a complex case, and we felt at the time we had fulfilled our obligations, and that’s why we represented ourselves in court.”

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