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Settle claims ‘with haste’

Settle claims ‘with haste’ ANTON LOVELL: a process to be followed. (FP)

By Marlon Madden | Tue, September 10, 2013 - 12:08 AM

Carl Hinds, 41, knows just how frustrating  it can be waiting for  the settlement of an insurance claim.

The Sinckler Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael resident said he was parked on Bibby’s Lane,  St Michael, in his ZM taxi with ten passengers on August 2, 2013, when  a vehicle ran into the  back of his van, sending it “about ten  feet forward”. He said  it was clear the other driver was wrong.

Hinds is the father  of nine children and one grandchild – who all depend on him. The vehicle he was driving  was his source of income and he now has unplanned medical expenses as a result of the accident.

Out of frustration Hinds called the DAILY NATION to plead with insurance companies  to move with haste in settling vehicular  accident claims. He said  in his case he believed waiting for a police report was not necessary.

Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

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Posted by Tony Waterman 1 year, 1 month ago
And one would wonder why the international Companies there are pulling out and no new ones are coming, the don't have time for this nonsense, in my present Jurisdiction i would not have to wait for a Police report, it would be handed to me before the Officer leaves the scene, and i would in turn take that Report to my Insurance Company. Now this is a clear case of "DRIVING WITHOUT DUE CARE AND ATTENTION" so why is Mr Hinds being treated in this TARDY Fashion by his Insurance Company? 29 year old cases in the Judicial system , 2-5 years on Remand at Dodds no trial (That must be unconstitutional) and people had the Gall to as Bruggadung Johnson to Apologise for speaking the ABSOLUTE TRUTH.

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Posted by Lloyd Gulstone 1 year, 1 month ago
Dude this is Barbados, there is no haste in Barbados' snail pace of doing things.

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Posted by David Hall 1 year, 1 month ago
August 2013? Did you envision a settlement by now? In Barbados? In insurance where there are so many variables:l like if the vehicle which struck you was insured, and what level of compensation may be due to injured parties, all of which may not be determinable at this stage.
WOW! that this case made the headlines is amazing. I am sure of other cases waiting for several several years. I guess one things this case does it to allow another person to realize the frustration many of us feel regarding insurance settlements.

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Posted by Orson Arthur 1 year, 1 month ago
This is a long time problem with some insurance companies.
They like to take in the money, but when it is time to pay, that is another story. Wish all the best.

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Posted by dirtyokra two point o 1 year, 1 month ago
You're 41 with 9 kids and one grandchild. Are you serious dude? You don't know about wrapping it up or pulling out or something....Damn...!!!

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 1 month ago
It's not the inefficiency that bugs me
- it's the *deliberate* inefficiency!

We simply don't make the grade, sorry.

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