of Nationwide Insurance
Claim #00235326 - filed in 2006
Quartzsite Police Case # - 06-00540
Quartzsite Arizona is a small town on Interstate 10 about 120 miles
west of Phoenix
The following story is true, not embellished, and is backed up by
police and witness reports. It's about a very large insurance company
vs a small, struggling, gasoline operation in Western Arizona.
After years of trying to collect on a claim Nationwide finally
succeeded in not paying the legitimate claim. It's a story showing how
large insurance companies sell insurance then lie and lie to get out
of paying legitimate clams filed by innocent victims who suffer
because of Actions of their insured. It's the story of Park Place
Travel Center, LLC in Quartzsite Arizona Vs Nationwide Insurance
On January 1, 2006 a simi truck Owned and operated by Woody’s
gas station chain
in arizona) and driven by Woody’s employee, George Massie
over his simi in the
town of Quartzsite Arizona. The accident caused residents
business to be
evacuated for about 1000 ft. around the accident location.
The simi was hauling approximately 8,600 gallons of unleaded
gasoline. The police estimated that about 5,000 gallons spilled
In our case (Park Place Travel Center, LLC) officers from
Department arrived at our Exxon C-store/Deli resautrant/ gas
we leave immediately leaving prepared food standing (we
getting ready for the
lunch hour rush.) Uncompleted work was left undone. “Just
now! officers told
George Wright, our store manager. The six on duty employees
On our property an employee, Billy Davis, was preparing New
dinner for a
group of friends that were coming later. Officers knocked
door and yelled that
the area was being evacuated and he had to leave now. Billy
the officer he would
only be a few minutes. The officer told him again “now, or
be arrested.” The
officer was firm but obviously concerned about billy’s well
It was very cold and Billy wore only shorts and a T-shirt. He was
not able to return until late at night when the temperature dipped to
a very cold level. Billy became extremely ill from the incident and
was off work for some time.
Later when Billy reported the incident to Nationwide we was
to, “Forget it,
Our losses at the time was estimated at about $11,000. Nationwide
spent the next two years asking for one report after another -
stalling, stalling, stalling.
Then one day a letter came saying that the State of Arizona has a
statute of limitations fro filing a claim. They informed us it was too
The claim had been filed for almost two years. We had had at
20 or more correspondences.
Nationwide lied and beat the system. Woody’s went about their
way, and to our
knowledge the driver is still hauling fuel.
The damage done to Park Place Travel Center, was never paid for.
Employees were paid by us. And Billy Davis has recovered but never
compensated for his long illness.
The whole incident cost our company a lot of money. But more
importantly Nationwide got away clean.
Nationwide Insurance would you feel safe if you were insured by
That’s the way it goes in the big city.