The Legal Examiner Mark The Legal Examiner Mark The Legal Examiner Mark search twitter facebook feed linkedin instagram google-plus avvo phone envelope checkmark mail-reply spinner error close
Skip to main content

I was watching this ad the other day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL9duLVeFRM

What a bunch of garbage! It uses the typical tort reform themes of the McDonalds coffee case, made up claims, and "everyone is going to sue you".

Let’s start with the obvious: Mayhem should be in prison for insurance fraud.

The less direct: You don’t just get money when you make a claim. The claim only works if you have liability (fault) and damages (injures/loss)

Then the downright hidden lies: The idea that you don’t have enough coverage. The "fifteen minute coverage" line is really just to make more money for them. See, this is an ad which exposes as much greed as Mayhem.

They profit by scaring the hell out of everyone. It sells more insurance (because you might be sued) and convinces jurors that claims are made up. Win Win for Mayhem. But, looks like fraud to me.

4 Comments

  1. Actually I sue them all the time. It's this kind of junk that convinces juries of all sorts of untruths. Thanks for reading and the comment.

  2. Email Comment I got:

    http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/blog/allstate-insurance-inspires-song-youre-not-in-good-hands-05184.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx5KnOcgXDM&feature=player_embedded

    Our story is below the song I wrote about Allstate.

    Please read and share with everyone. We all need to stand up and fight back, one story at a time. Here's mine.

    Thank you,

    Layla Fanucci

    www.laylafanucci.com

Comments are closed.

Of Interest