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My son was hit by one of American Access insured, she was texting and rear ended him from the back. It totaled his car but by the grace of God my son was not hurt bad. It took 2 months for them to settle and get my son a check. I had to pay for the rental car which cost me 2000.00. It has been 4 months now and nobody has called me about the receipts sent in 2 months ago. Nobody has called me. I have called and left messages for the supervisor and the supervisor's supervisor. Worst company ever. We were not at fault and it takes an act of God to make anything happen with this company!!
If you're in the same position I was a month ago--researching this horrible insurance company because someone who has it hit you and they're at fault--and you're wondering whether or not you should subrogate through your own insurance company, let me save you a lot of hassle and headaches. Call your insurance company NOW and tell them you want to subrogate the claim through them.
I was hit by a woman who has AAC over a month ago, and called to create a claim within an hour of the accident. I had some initial concerns because when I looked at the picture I took of the woman's driver's license and realized that it had expired three years ago, and after having read reviews on this very website, I had begun creating a claim through my own insurance company (Allstate). I was also told by AAC that they would not be able to approve my claim until they had heard from the woman who hit me. They had tried calling her several times, but had not heard back, and they told me the only thing they could do was to threaten to cancel her insurance.
But after two business days, I got a call back from the claim adjuster informing me that they finally heard back from her and they had created an estimate of record. I took my car into a nationwide body shop the very next day (January 3rd). After a few days, they tell me they had found additional damage and would need to file a supplemental claim and that's when the problems began. First, the body shop is telling me that AAC is refusing to pay their negotiated hourly rate of $48/hour and that they had only approved half of the additional damage. During this time the claim adjuster at AAC apparently went on a one week vacation and the body shop said they weren't able to speak with anyone else at AAC regarding the claim. The claim adjuster finally gets back and tells me they want to send out someone local to examine my vehicle and that this could take one-to-five days.
Let me tell you, I heard this excuse multiple times and EVERY TIME it was at least five days until anything happened. The local adjuster makes it out and I'm told that they have up to 72 hours to submit their revised estimate. Four days later, the body shop still hasn't heard anything, so again I'm calling the claim adjuster to find out what is going on and yelling at the body shop as to why they apparently are content to just sit around and WAIT for everything without showing any initiative to actually call themselves for an update. One day later, the body shop calls me (today) around 4:00 pm saying they finally received the revised estimate, that AAC is still refusing to pay the negotiated hourly labor rate and now instead of repairing my tailgate, they want it replaced which would add time since they have to order it, plus additional painting to get everything to match.
They want me to speak with their general manager to discuss me paying OUT OF POCKET for the difference in the labor rate charge and I tell them that's BS. I'm not at fault. Why should I have to pay for it? They've had my car now going on a month and NOTHING has been done yet. Long story short, I call Allstate back and beg them to proceed with the claim I had initiated a month ago. There was some going back and forth on whether or not repairs had actually begun and whether or not they could be able to file a claim, but in the end they said they could and are sending out their own adjuster on Monday to see my vehicle. Thank God they're able to respond quickly and no more "one-to-five business days" BS that AAC gives you.
For those who have had problems with American Access and disgusting and childish games. I looked up involving Fair Market Value and the settlement that one is entitled to is the value of their car before an accident. What the car was worth before the accident, what it would sell for, etc. Look up The Law office of Lyndon R. Helton that there is very little leeway from the "Blue Book Price" or Fair Market Value.
My car got totaled involving someone who had their disgusting insurance. They feel they can subtract mega bucks and leave you without a vehicle when the accident was not even your fault, etc. They feel they can go from Plan A to Plan B and spin. They feel they can make false accusations and cheat people out of the money they are entitled to under the law. They feel they can refuse to reimburse people for the damages caused by drivers that have violated the rights of those individuals whom they have damaged their vehicles. The makeup illegal excuses as to not pay the Blue Book or Fair Market Value. There should be a class-action lawsuit involving their disgusting, psychological warfare, and corrupt business practices.
On 11/15/2016 I was hit by someone driving a truck insured with this company. The lady driving the truck was not the owner. I called the police, filed a report and also did so in person. I called the insurance company and left a message and did not receive a call. I called back the next day and received no response. I called on the 16th 8 times and every time someone disconnected the line when I called. When I finally reached someone they said they were having "phone issues". I filed the claim and no callback ever. The adjuster Magdalena and she was of NO help whatsoever. She was extremely rude. I called the manager and he NEVER returned my call. The estimate was processed and I still have not received an update or phone call.
I have called over 30 times and have no update or returned call. They said they were not able to confirm with their insured the accident occurred even though all information was provided and police report was obtained. Here it is 12/6/2016 and I have called NOTHING done and my car has a hole in the side of my car from the truck that is now RUSTING. They will not provide a rental car unless it is on my credit card in which they will reimburse, which I find hard to believe seeing as how I have no phone calls. This company is ** and should not be operating or selling insurance to anyone.
My daughter's car was hit by a student at her college who carries this insurance. She submitted everything that she was asked to quickly and now when we call and wait an hour to get someone but are told that the policy holder has not been able to be contacted. They told her that if he did not contact them in 60 days there would be no payment on the claim. I will wait the 60 days and if I do not get a call back I will take action with the Illinois Attorney General. I am sure I will find that there have been many complaints there as well.
Part 919.80(b)(3) of the Illinois Administrative Code requires an insurer to provide a reasonable written explanation of the delay for any property damage liability claim unresolved in excess of 60 days from the date it was reported to the company. Luckily ours is just property damage around $500 and my insurance company, State Farm, can pay for uninsured or under insured damages. Hopefully the person that hit my daughter's car will just pay the repair and bypass this horrible excuse for a company altogether.
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My car got badly rear-ended by a person with this insurance. They still have not sent the estimator and won't pay up front for a rental car. Very rude employees with a bad attitude. They don't answer any question completely and leave the customer hanging. I have called them several times with no final answer and they act like they are trying to help you.
I was hit by a driver who has this insurance on 9/26/16 that same day I called the company to submit a claim. They took my information and what happened. The driver backed into my car at my daughters school and took responsibility. I also had 3 witnesses as I was inside the school when this happened. I gave the insurance the names and contact info of the witnesses. They told me they would submit the info and that within 24 hrs a adjuster would call me to go over with me what I had to do and where to take my car for an estimate. I waited 2 days and did not get a call from anyone. I call the insurance. After waiting on hold for over 30 minutes a representative gave me the info on where to go to get the estimate. I went to get the estimate on 10/01/16. The person at the shop said it usually takes about a week for the insurance to review the estimate and they would call me to let me know what to do next.
Let’s keep in mind this whole time I never got a call from the adjuster. I let a week pass by and I hear nothing so the week of 10/10/16 I call again, wait for another 30 minutes on hold, then the representative tells me I need to fill out some paperwork regarding the claim in order to proceed with the claim. I asked why the adjuster hasn’t been in contact with me to discuss all of this as it is taking so long and I do not have the time to keeps calling and being on hold. They stated they would send a message for the adjuster to call me. I submitted my paperwork that same week and called again, then they tell me they're waiting for the paperwork from the person that hit me. Flash forward to 10/28/16 after calling a millions times, the adjuster never called me so I called to see what the holdup is now since it’s been over a month since the accident. They tell me that they're waiting for the estimate from the body shop.
At this point I lost it because that was done at the beginning of the month. It blows my mind that 1st the adjuster not once called me, didn’t bother to call the shop to see if I had gone to get the estimate. I told them I had went on 10/01/16 and even told them it was at approximately 10am. The representative states he was going to send an email to the shop to get the estimate and then the adjuster would call me to review the estimate (which I knew wasn’t going to happen as the adjuster never bothered to call me before then). Today is 11/3/16 and I had still not heard anything from the adjuster or anyone at this insurance. I called and they told me they mailed a check yesterday for the amount on the estimate. So basically I did not speak to the adjuster at all. A lot of time could of been saved and a lot of calls could of been avoided. This insurance is HORRIBLE. WORST EXPERIENCE when dealing with a claim.
Vehicle rear ended by non licensed driver. They wont pay. They will give you the runaround. I am filing with texas insurance board and want everyone else to file in your state to shut these con artist down. Dont get mad, get even. Shut them down. Flood your state with complaints. My car was 2 months ago and not a dime have I seen. But the checks on the mail. Lets hit them where it hurts. Take the time to file with your board of regulators. I had my bmw 3 weeks before it was hit.
It should be illegal for a company like this to operate. I was struck by a driver with this insurance on September 25th, 2016. He almost hit me head on, but I was able to swerve at the last second, and he badly side swiped me. Causing major damage to the driver side of the vehicle I was driving. The driver who hit me, didn't have a driver's license. The police came out, and made a crash report detailing what had happened, and noting that the American Access driver came into my lane and struck me.
I contacted American Access, told them what happened. They told me to submit any medical bills and lost wages because of the accident. Then a couple of days later, I get a call from American Access. They then told me that they did not have an insurance policy with the person who struck me, nor the person who the insurance was under. They also said that the Vin number of the vehicle that had struck me was not a vehicle insured by them. So at that point, I'm thinking that the person had fake insurance. I then called the Dallas police Department telling them about the fake insurance on my accident report. The police department then ran the vehicle information through their system, and it did in fact have insurance and all of the information on the accident report was correct with all the vehicle information registered into the system.
So American Access lied to me. They have nothing but "horror story" reviews, so my situation is nothing unusual when dealing with this company. I called back to American Access to confront them on lying, and waited on hold for over 30 minutes before someone picked up just to say nothing and hang up in my face after repeatedly saying "Hello? Hello? Hello?". I'm currently still seeking to speak with someone from American Access. As I have been on hold for another 30 minutes as of writing this. Good luck if you ever get hit by someone with this awful, disgraceful, illegitimate, deceitful insurance company.
My car was struck by lightning 10 weeks ago. Unfortunately, I did not have car rental ins. American Access never asked where I wanted the car to go. Never calls me with updates. The shop working on my Lacrosse has said, "it'll be done in a couple days," for the past 5 weeks. My claims rep is very short with me and has even hung up on my husband. The shop said come and get it because they don't want to work on it any more. I have asked for a manager to call, with no response.
I am a lien holder and have a customer that was in a car accident and has American Access as their insurance company. Back on September 14th, my office received a call from an adjuster requesting our email address and physical address to send us a letter of guarantee for us to sign and therefore, send us a check to pay off our customer's. My associate gave the adjuster the information. My associate even informed the adjuster that after a certain date, the account would've incurred late charges. The adjuster went so far as to tell my associate that we will have the payoff funds before that date.
Well needless to say, that IS A LIE!!! Once the date that was given came upon us, I called the adjuster and left her a voicemail message requesting a status. Well, it is now going on 8 days later and I have NOT received a callback from said adjuster. Both my associate and I have called every day, at least twice a day and no one ever answers. We leave message on top of message and still we never receive a callback. The adjuster doesn't even return the call to their policyholder.
I've tried going up the ladder and to no avail. I left a message to the adjuster's supervisor and I have the same result. NO RETURN CALL!! I have never dealt with such unprofessionalism and lack professional courtesy. I guess that American Access Casualty teaches and trains that to all of their employees. I feel sorry for all of their policy holders.
I was rear-ended by a car insured by American Access on August 25, 2016. I was parked at a stoplight when she rear ended me. American Access is denying liability, despite the fact that their insured was driving without a driver's license and despite the fact that there was a police report documenting she was at fault. If there is a class action suit, I want in.
I run a body shop and have had the worst experience ever in 35 years with this insurance company. They do not return phone calls, they want to lie and say it's the adjuster's fault, and could care less about the truth. I have a customer's car that has been ready for delivery for 11 days and can not get them to pay a supplement that is documented with photos and invoices. If I was in the market for affordable insurance you can bet, it would not be this group of incompetent bumbling fools.
I was in a horrible accident with a driver who had Access American insurance. The driver T-boned me in the right rear passenger side of my daughter's SUV in 2014, Saturday before Thanksgiving. I was flipped and ended up under the vehicle rescued and hospitalized the other driver passed away at the scene. I had to get a lawyer because I didn't hear from GEICO or the driver's insurance, Access American. When the lawyer heard from the insurance company they stated he wasn't covered and I ended up having to get paid by my daughter's insurance and my insurance State Farm. It was only $30,000, I have a $207000 hospital bill.
When I try to get a better rate for my insurance all the other insurance companies know about the payoff from State Farm. I have never had an at fault accident or a ticket for anything since living here in Texas 9 years at that time. I don't believe that driver was not covered but the insurance company sent a letter stating he wasn't covered. Why was he driving with that insurance card and they didn't say the insurance was no good? I know I was cheated and no one can help me get what I should have received for my injuries. I was 65 years old at the time and have been suffering ever since the accident. I thank God I am alive and able to walk (hip replacement), fractured skull, 7 broken ribs and a broken neck. What can I do to make sure the driver wasn't covered?
I just got this insurance company a month ago and already I hate it. On the 12 they had to deduct the payment from my bank account. Since they didn't all day, I called and they said my policy was going to be cancelled because I was missing the driver exclusion form, which I signed and sent when I opened my policy. So they checked their un-updated system and said they did have the form and that they will take my payment.
So now today I open a letter from them and it was a letter stating the cancellation of my policy because I did not provide a driver exclusion form. So I call them and of course they take forever to check their system and tell me to disregard this letter. So my point is if this "company" is giving me so much grief in just one month, I will cancel my policy and go with another more reliable company. I should have done research on this low-budget, horrible, no good company. After reading the other reviews I think I am better off without this company insuring me and mine. Beware of this problematic company and stay away!!!
I was struck by a car that ran a red light. The driver ripped off my front bumper, and did some other front end damages to my vehicle. Police report was made, I had 2 witnesses stating the other driver ran a red light. The other driver did not speak english/or have proof of insurance on him. It's been 16 days since the accident, still nothing has been done to fix my car. I have sent numerous claim report files to American Access claims dept., and have spoken to them about the accident. And now I get something in the mail asking me to pay for the police report and fill out ANOTHER claim report and mail back to them (unpaid self addressed envelope).
Now I have to pay for a rental car out of my pocket, and hope they even pay for my car to be fixed. 16 days driving my car with my bumper tied down to the front of my vehicle, and no end in sight. Why should I have to suffer when I was a victim of this negligent driver who ran a red light. This has caused me a lot of stress, driving my car the way it is. And I keep getting the runaround from American Access Casualty Ins.
My daughter was rear-ended 2 months ago. Access was the insurance company for the guy who fell asleep and rear-ended her at a stoplight. They NEVER answer phone calls or emails. They have a high turnover rate and keep passing the claim to someone else. For 2 months they claim they can't contact the driver. They sent an appraiser out and agreed to pay $1400 as soon as we sign a waiver, but they never sent a waiver and claim no knowledge of it despite the fact I have emails from them promising to pay. This company should be shut down immediately. Their YELP reviews are 99% 1 star- HORRIBLE. Does the California Insurance Commission do their job???
On Nov. 12th 2015, my husband was involved in an auto accident, luckily he wasn't hurt. The accident was completely the other guy's fault, he failed to yield to the right of way and received a ticket. My husband was going straight through the green light and the other driver made a left hand turn right in front of him, there was no way my husband could have avoided him. We had to pay our deductible to get our car fixed or let it sit for months till they finally pay. Today, our insurance company sent me an email today stating that they finally got money from American Access, we will not get our full deductible back, we have to sue the other guy in small claims court in order to get the rest of our money. .This is disgraceful and after reading the other complaints, we got off easy. I fully believe that a Class Action Lawsuit is in order, this company needs to be shut down.
Hello fellow customer of American Access scam company. I have never did business like this and I never will again. I was out of town when my car was stolen. When I found out about it first my girlfriend file a police report then I found out where my car was at. I went to recover it. I couldn't because the thief totaled it so I filed my claim. Then they say they was going to open a 30 day investigation. Why I don't know. The police not even filing a investigation. It's at least 3 months. I call they never response. They are very unprofessional hanging in my face. They are just not in the business of paying when it's time to pay. They will be in court with my lawyer. They have 108 bad reviews.
Basically I got hit by a hit & run driver whom I chased down to his apartment complex and called the police. Got his insurance and took a ton of photos of the damage to both of our cars. His paint was still on my car! Luckily, the impact broke his passenger window and police officer was able to retrieve his insurance. Filed a claim with this scam company and they sent an adjuster but then three weeks later sent two letters of denial to my house. One of the letters wasn't even addressed to me! The reason for denial was that the other driver said he never touched my car! Unbelievable, so now I have to sue these guys because they won't ever answer my calls or return my phone calls to prove my case. I'm thinking with enough people we can file a class action lawsuit against these people.
This company is bad for the worst I have ever had to deal with. For about three weeks they told me that my insurance claim was on hold because they could not get into contact with their insured client. They explained that they needed a statement from them. I was supposed straight it because it had been three weeks and the person who is at fault did not even call to report the accident to their own insurance company. The only way to communicate with them is via phone; and 95% of the time it can take up to two hours just to get someone on the other end. I was assigned to an adjuster for which they provided three different phone numbers for her all of which did not work. Was always busy or not valid.
I asked to be set up in a rental so that my life could go on in the meantime but they say that they do not pay for rentals, that they only reimburse for them. I spent over $500 in rental fees just in the first three weeks, and when I asked about getting reimbursed for them, they told me as long as the rental was not over $21 a day. My rental avg. about 32$/day. So I had to negotiate what they would and wouldn't pay. They was suppose to send a tow truck out to pick up the car because it had been totaled.
I waited two weeks before calling to see what happened to the wrecker because it had been totaled. I waited two weeks before calling to see what happened to the wrecker being sent, they didn't remember sending one out. In the meantime they kept telling me to speak with my adjuster who NEVER picks up or responds to vm. It was a nightmare. Currently I am still awaiting to hear from her and for them to send to tow truck to pick up the vehicle.
I was rear ended on a very busy street during rush hour. The man who ran into me told police that he did not see me stopped in traffic!!! Impossible, I was about 1 block away from light that was red. Cars on either side of me stopped also for light. Silly me thought insurance company would make good on paying my thousand dollar deductible and so far 825.00 in car rental fees. They have never returned a phone call, email or fax. 3 body shops my insurance suggested turned me down because of the past experiences they have had with American Access. Finally someone took pity on me and is fixing my car.
My insurance called or emailed me 2-3 times per day the first week to find out if I was OK, answer questions etc. I work with insurance companies all day long and have never had a company with such disregard for anyone. I have now decided that I am reporting them to a local news channel that helps people recoup their money and sanity. I would love all of Chicago to see what a bunch of jerks these people are.
It is a shame that this company will insure just about anybody with or without a valid driver's license, but when there is a claim filed the company disappears just like their clients. The few and far between interactions with agents after hours of hold were a waste of time, even though we did our part providing all required documents. We are penalized because they can't reach their client. Don't expect any callbacks from the company ever.
My husband was hit by a insurer of AACC over TWO years ago. My husband was badly hurt, the guy was convicted and sent to jail, and they STILL won't return ONE phone call. Our claims representative, either is NEVER at her office or she just doesn't answer or return phone calls. TWO years this is going on, I am not quitting and I continue to call every day. Last week I finally was able to get a hold of her manager (I was on the phone for almost 3 hours just to get to that point). He told me he would read over the file, and call me back. I said, "Do you promise to call me back" he said "YES". Of course we haven't heard back from him. I don't want to get an attorney because I don't want to share 33% but this is ridiculous!!! I filed with our attorney general, I filed with the department of insurance, and now I'm ready to take legal action and take this company down.
This company has been the worst insurance to deal with!! After being hit by one of their insurers at my apartment complex, I was forced to have to deal with them. They have been extremely unprofessional and nonetheless could care less about resolving my issue. It took almost a whole month for the company to even get a statement from the driver that hit me. And to make matters worse the driver lied to their company and stated I hit him. It was clear that was not the case as I had pictures and all the information to back my story. They still didn't care! The lady whom stated my claim was denied (Maria) has been the worst and her supervisor, Randy as well. They both have not returned any of my calls and just send me straight to voicemail!
As I was speaking with one of the representatives she stated she was emailing Maria and she was at her desk and would transfer me, but not surprisingly as soon as I was transferred I was sent to her voicemail! Ridiculous! It’s clear. She isn't doing her job! It’s been weeks and still no call back from them. No one will speak to me in that company and I know it’s because they know I am right! Their insurer is a terrible driver and still they want to cover him up. Seems they never want to pay for their insurer’s screw ups. This company is extremely unfair.
Hit a woman in Dallas who ran a red light. Totaled my truck. Had police reports as well as three witnesses stating it was her fault. Should have been cut and dried. Not so much. Can't get anybody to even call me after three months. I have faxed everything to them a few times. Lucky for me I have GEICO and they paid me 100% but still out deductible. These people should have their doors blocked. Just a shame people are fooled into using them because of their advertised "cheap" rates. You get what you pay for and in this case they should be free. Poor excuse for an insurance company.
My adjuster was fired and my claim was left basically floating around. I personally contacted their insurer and he said he never was contacted either. Needless to say, we both called them and the claim was resolved.
On 6/27 I was in a car accident with an insurer under American Access. Each time it's been me calling them to resolve my claim and being on hold for 20+ minutes just to be told they can't do anything. I've sent them all things they requested and since their insurer is not "complying" they continue to tell me to wait. They advised me to contact my adjuster Mary, who has not once called me in regards to my claim nor has returned any of my call with the 3 messages I've left. I also was directed to another supervisor Justin, who once again I was sent to voicemail. I have never dealt with an insurance company that has such poor customer service, lack of communication and handles claims very unprofessionally.
The process dealing with this company was more infuriating than anything I have ever experienced in my entire life. I am certain there will never be a resolution to my claim, especially based on everyone else's in depth stories. I was t-boned by a Mexican fellow (unlicensed in US) who was drunk with a toddler in the back. He came out of thin air ramming right into the driver side. On a daily basis for the last month, I have sent a detailed report of the accident as well as photos with clear evidence of what happened.
They continue to claim they are not able to see my attachments via email, so I send every day via a file transfer program. I also sent physical copies via USPS. After submitting the bill for my rental car while my actual car was in the shop, started taking note of the negative reviews across the internet... Not one positive review in fact. Feels like a full time job, the amount of energy and commitment trying to get a mere response from these people! It is APPALLING and bewildering how a bunch of obvious scam artists such as this company still manage to stay in business serving unlicensed drivers.
I'm an OPTIMIST, so I'm throwing a curveball here. I AGREE 100% with each review. I went through EVERYTHING everyone wrote and it is true. THIS COMPANY SUCKS! I got hit in JANUARY 2016. I am just now getting my car in the shop and it's JULY!!! As much as I want to write a nasty review, I am sure you get the point from others... Which is: Pray you don't get hit by a person insured with this company and you will be given the runaround. Yes, the experience is emotionally draining and NOT FAIR.
This insurance company sucks, so what is my POSITIVE view? I learned several things dealing with this company. 1. PATIENCE. My patience was tested the ENTIRE time! If I can deal with this insurance company I can deal with anything that comes my way. 2. NEVER GIVE UP. I've called, emailed, and left messages, but FINALLY got through because they saw I was not giving up without a fight. 3. BE THANKFUL. Okay, so the person hit my brand new 2016 convertible. BUT, I'm alive! I am also a LIVER CANCER patient. I hate the dent on my car, but it could be worse. I could be severely injured or dead. MORAL OF THIS STORY: Try to keep calm and NEVER GIVE UP the fight with this stupid company. Have an awesome day!
Justin of Glendale, I could copy and paste your review. However, I'll just say, I swear to GOD... we were involved in the same accident, EVERYTHING and I promise EVERYTHING that was stated by Justin of GLENDALE is the exact same thing I'm dealing with. I'm so stressed right now, looking for a property/liability attorney for these people, that I can't even function at work. This is ridiculous. They want us to take our car to one of their preferred body shops, that I know for sure is not going to do anything but patch the vehicle back together. 2100.00 of damage to be done within 18 hrs.
So they say it can be done, however the company I chose estimated the damages to be at about 4500.00. A bunch BS with his Mexican ass company that provide their clients with insurance without a DL. Their drunk driver rear ended us, but we are left with all the footwork to get our vehicle repaired. And then they force you to give a rating. I give it a negative to the negative... negative zero. Very heartless people. But one thing I know, KARMA is definitely real. And on top of it all... their drunk ass driver is not even cooperating with them.
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