The Hartford, formally known as The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., has amassed a diversified portfolio of products and industry recognition since it was founded over 200 years ago. Their success may be due in large part to ingenious branding and marketing tactics. As a Fortune 500 company, Hartford focuses primarily on insurance and investments by offering products that include:
- Insurance for individuals: The Hartford offers personal insurance policies for everyday items including cars and homes and products like employee benefits and retirement services. It markets these products primarily through its expansive network of employees, agents, and through a partnership AARP.
- Insurance for businesses: The Hartford tailors numerous solutions for businesses of any size. The company can insure business property, casualty losses, company vehicles, and professional negligence.
- Investment funds: The Hartford manages numerous mutual funds through the advice of Wellington Management. Their mutual funds offer investors the opportunity to purchase an investment vehicle geared towards fixed income with transparency and redeemability.
Litigation against The Hartford
Although The Hartford is not even a large property insurer in America, the company must litigate many compensation claims involving property damage. Since 2005, The Hartford has been sued thousands of times filed by plaintiffs seeking monetary recompense insurance, property, employment, or corporate injuries, damages or losses.
The detailed information on jury awards and settlement amounts below provides insight of how some plaintiff filing claims against The Hartford have successfully resolved their case for compensation. In the ten years between 2005 and 2015, plaintiffs with cases against The Hartford fared worse on average than those suing other large insurance companies. Almost forty percent (40%) of those with a case against The Hartford received no compensation at all. Another thirty-three percent (33%) recovered under one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00). The remaining quarter of plaintiffs received more than that, and only a few percent of the group settled or were awarded more than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00). Separating insurance cases from the group, the numbers are not much better, respectively: twenty-five percent (25%), thirty-eight percent (38%), thirty-seven percent (37%), and eleven percent (11%), respectively.
The Claims Process of The Hartford
Receiving fare compensation for serious damages is not easy to extract from The Hartford. Be it in the courtroom or the settlement room, the attorneys representing the policyholder and the insurance company play tough. That said, if you have damages or injuries caused by someone who is insured by The Hartford, you will need to file a claim for compensation before the statute of limitations expires. Additionally, you will need to gather evidence and all the relevant facts. Next, you can call The Hartford at 1-800-327-3636 (for auto claims), 1-800-327-3636 (for property claims), or 1-800-327-3636 (for general claims). You can also correspond through the mail at the following address:
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
One Hartford Plaza
Hartford, CT 06155
Of course, you can always contact your local field agent to discuss these matters in more detail.
When dealing with The Hartford, just like any other insurance provider, it is important to have legal counsel at your side. After an accident, the claims adjuster working on behalf of the insurance company will make an offer for compensation that is likely far lower than the amount you deserve. This is because it is in their financial interest to keep your recovery as low as possible. Additionally, the insurance carrier employs many legal experts in insurance law and know how to undercut your recompense to secure more profits for the insurer. Fortunately, historical data reveals that their offers increase significantly when a lawsuit is filed in the appropriate courthouse by a highly respected personal injury law firm.
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