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How a Lazy Insurance Salesman Cost a Personal Injury Client $900,000…Just to Save $7.49!!!

By Ross Jurewitz on October 7, 2010

I am absolutely furious!

I just heard a story from my friend and Northern Virginia personal injury attorney‚ Ben Glass‚ about a man who suffered a catastrophic injury.  His injury was so bad that his insurance company‚ using his uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage‚ offered him his $100,000 policy limits without a demand letter even being sent.  His case was probably worth $1,000,000 easily and now after paying his health insurance liens and bills‚ he will probably be lucky to walk away with $50,000 to last him the rest of his life while he deals with his lifelong and permanent injuries.

It is no secret that insurance salesman do a very poor job selling UM/UIM coverage.  But this case takes the cake!

The client‚ the day after meeting with Mr. Glass and listening about how he should raise his UM/UIM limits to avoid this injustice in the future‚ called his insurance adjustor to raise his limits to $1,000,000.

The cost?

A whopping $7.49!

That’s right.  For the cost of a fast food burger meal‚ this client–had he been properly advised by the lazy insurance salesman–could have recovered $900,000 more than he did!  That is money that could have helped him and his family.

I am absolutely incensed.  Every Californian and San Diego resident should review their insurance coverage and maximize their UM/UIM policy limits right away.  As a service to the public‚ we will be happy to review your insurance policy and make recommendations

Ross Jurewitz

Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.

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