Adriana’s Insurance Service had to pay a $21,000 settlement after one of the company’s employees assaulted a 73-year-old man, but the California-based company decided to make a statement.
Andres Carrasco had filed a lawsuit against the company in 2012, claiming that he was physically assaulted by an employee. The company agreed to a settlement in June, but when it came time to pay instead of delivering a check they sent eight employees hauling buckets of change.
The buckets were filled with pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. In all the change amounted to about $21,000, Carrasco’s lawyer Antonio Gallo said.
“Adriana’s Insurance, is this the way you treat everyone?” Carrasco said in a statement. “Why don’t you like your clients?”
Gallo said that Andres Carrasco is too weak from a hernia operation to even lift any of the buckets.
Carrasco had just had a hernia operation and wouldn’t be able to lift one of buckets, let alone the scores left by the company, Gallo said.
“I am disappointed by the way Adriana’s treats their customers and the elderly,” Carrasco said in the statement. “We might be poor, but we are people too.”
Adriana’s Insurance Service appears to be a small outfit that targets Spanish-speaking customers. Oddly enough, the company appears to have a focus on community involvement, even sponsoring a soccer team in Los Angeles.
‘We really value our customer’s time and always innovate with services that can give everyone a hand,” the company claimed.
This isn’t the first instance of a badly behaving insurance company. Recently Alex Hunter, a 16-year-old from Delano, California, survived cancer but needed to have his old teeth removed. But whet the claim came to the insurance company, the $11,000 medical bill was denied.
“They said it wasn’t a medical issue and of course it’s from a medical issue,” said his grandmother, Roberta. The new teeth would cost about $11,000.
Adriana’s Insurance Service hasn’t responded to the buckets of pennies given to Andres Carrasco.
[Picture via KNBC-TV]