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Aren't all Those Car Insurance Commercials so Adorable?

New Zealand
  • A bumbling caveman
  • A sweet talking gecko with an English/New Zealand/Australian Accent
  • A lady with a beehive hairdo and an apron
  • A young lady telling her boyfriend to shut up because she got a safe driver check in the mail
  • A man laying in a car yelling out GPS directions and screaming “recalculating!!”

And all of these commercials are telling you how wonderful their insurance company is because you can save 15% or more on your car insurance, or you are “in good hands” or that “they are on your side”.

All very cute.

The problem is, it’s advertising. And it’s what they are NOT telling you in these commercials that you should be paying close attention to.

I’ve noticed a repeating pattern in all of these commercials. The insurance companies only focus on PROPERTY DAMAGE, and nothing else. If you get into an accident, they will run over and see that your car gets fixed right away (that is, if you remembered to purchase collision insurance).

But, neither the “Mayhem” dude nor the talking gecko never talk about how you will be taken care of if you get injured in a car accident. You know why that is? Because that’s what hits them hard in the pocketbooks. They won’t tell you that after two months of medical treatment, they are going to look to cut your benefits – the benefits you pay for – with a five minute medical exam.

Don’t let these adorable commercials fool you. You get what you pay for. Do your homework and find out which insurance companies don’t treat you like you are the enemy if you file a No-Fault claim. You might just find it’s the company you don’t see on television with the slick ad campaign that has the best customer satisfaction overall.

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What do I think about Jeena? Well, she is just awesome. In all seriousness, I have known Jeena for several years through the Greater NYC legal community and have worked with her on matters. She is a knowledgeable, compassionate and passionate advocate. I recommend her without hesitation. Cari Rincker
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Jeena Belil has been instrumental with retrieving payments for no fault claims that were either short paid or not paid at all to me as a provider. As a Personal Injury Attorney, she has helped several of my patients during the worst time in their life after a motor vehicle accident. I do not hesitate to call her for her services and definitely recommend her to anyone who would need her expertise. Kris Johnston
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I know Jeena as a colleague through several solo and small firm attorney listservs. She is consistently responsive to inquiries and ready to share her expertise and insight to help others. God forbid I'm ever in an accident in New York, but if I am I will be calling Jeena. Deborah Matthews