ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Berger still hasn’t settled accident issue

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Submitted: Fri, 06/24/2011 - 7:00pm
Updated: Fri, 06/24/2011 - 7:07pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The driver who hit New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger last week because he pulled out too far at a stop sign, still can’t get a resolution from his insurance company.

Angela Lilly says she talked to GEICO earlier this week. Berger had insurance through GEICO on his BMW, but says he didn’t get it transferred to a Jeep he bought before the wreck.

Lilly says at first GEICO told her Berger wasn’t covered. When she pressed them harder, they agreed to give her a rental car in the meantime. The damage estimate to her Saturn last week was approximately $3,000, but now she says GEICO can’t decide whether to total out the car or not. She also says the company still won’t say if it will ultimately pay to fix her car.


  • Brian says:

    This is news? No, this is standard operating procedure for insurance claims. Expect 3-6 months for a settlement.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    They provided a rental car which indicates Mr. Berger had insurance and the Insurance Company agreed he was the cause of the loss.

    Now the issue is whether they pay to repair her car OR find the cost to repair exceeds the total value of the car in which case they will pay it as a total loss. No insurance compny is going to pay more than a vehicle’s worth to repir it.

    Sadly, that happens when you drive an older car.

  • Sarah Sanders says:

    I really love how the headline of this article is all about Brian Berger. It sounds to me like he has done as much as he can and its really up to his insurance company now. I have been in two car accidents in my life, both with the other driver at fault, and both times it took months for their insurance companies to get me a thing. Berger has no control over how fast GEICO operates and I, for one, see this as just more evidence of WWAY’s fascination with discrediting him. I mean this is really starting to get silly! Next they will be reporting how often he flosses his teeth! Notice no other form of the media is keeping up with this story. Thats because IT IS NOT NEWS! While the man has made some mistakes, I really think this is just showing how desperate WWAY is to soil the man’s name!

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