INSURANCE COMPANIES COULD SAVE LIVES, BUT WON’T:
Everyone has heard all the catchy slogans time and time again: “You’re in good hands.” “We are Farmers. Gets you back where you belong.” Well, as a law firm with nearly 50 years combined experience. Working both with and against insurance companies. I can tell you that “Nationwide is NOT always on your side.” In fact, they hardly ever are.
Insurance companies have one goal: to take your money every month and then figure out how to not give it back to you when you need it. Pardon my directness, but it’s true.
I have seen countless car accident victims get calls from their insurance company after an accident. The insurance adjuster will act as if they truly care about you and your injuries. Meanwhile, they are recording the conversation to use it against you in case you try to collect from them at a later date. Then they try to get you to sign a release waiving your right to collect what you truly deserve, saving them TONS of money.
I could go on and on about how insurance companies really do not have your best interests in mind, but I will save that for another article. This article is about how the insurance COULD ACTUALLY SAVE LIVES, HOMES, PETS and WILDLIFE by preventing the devastating effects of the wildfires that sweep through California every year.
WHAT INSURANCE COMPANIES SHOULD DO TO TRY TO PREVENT THE DEVASTATING WILDFIRES:
Like clockwork, wildfires burn through California every single year destroying homes, killing people, pets and wildlife. The victims are then faced with the tough task of getting their money from the insurance companies they have been paying month after month. Meanwhile, the insurance company is trying to figure out how to not pay them by going through the fine print in the contracts the victims signed. Fortunately, insurance companies can’t get out of paying everyone. They ultimately do end up spending millions and millions of dollars to replace and repair the homes of some of the victims.
However, if insurance companies actually wanted to save lives, they would pay for preventive and controlled burns yearly. It would not only save them millions of dollars, but save homes, lives, pets and wildlife. Controlled burns used to be a regular thing in California, but it seems that the state is so underwater that they no longer do them. This leaves the residents incredibly vulnerable.
By funding the controlled burns, Insurance Companies would be doing the ethical, smart an effective thing. Instead they would rather watch California burn every year and hope that they don’t destroy houses or they can get out of paying if it does.
It’s time for the insurance companies to stand behind their “catchy slogans” and be true to their word.
THE FOLLOWING IS FROM AN ARTICLE FROM THE VENTURA COUNTY STAR:
“California reached another alarming milestone Monday in its historic wildfire season: A single fire has burned 1 million acres.
The August Complex, which has spread into seven counties since sparking Aug. 17, is larger than the combined total of all of the state’s wildfires from 1932 to 1999, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. It has destroyed or damaged nearly 250 structures, according to Cal Fire.
This comes a day after fire officials said this year’s wildfires have burned more than 4 million acres — more than double the previous record.”