Several Massachusetts car insurance companies have been accused of failing to correct at-fault car accident findings reported to private data collection companies after the board overturned those at-fault findings. Four more auto insurers have settled with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to the tune of more than $100,000.
The settlement requires these four companies to correct their at-fault accident findings reported to private data collectors. They must also report these corrections to insurers who actively use this information to calculate premiums for Massachusetts drivers. In addition, the companies will be required to pay any driver surcharged as a result of an at-fault report that should have been corrected.
According to Coakley’s office, the settlement could impact the driving records of 10,000 Massachusetts motorists.
Source: Mass. AG settles with four more insurers over at-fault accident reports, IFAWebNews.com, May 11, 2010
Contact a Massachusetts motor vehicle accident attorney if you have been injured on the road.