When your car has been damaged in an accident, the insurance company of the person who hit you may suggest you take your car to a pre-approved auto body repair shop. Don’t do it! Taking your car to their pre-approved garage is a mistake.
Here’s what could happen:
The actual damage to your car may be $1,500. However, the insurance company may pressure the garage to fix your car for under $1,000. Because the garage gets much of its business from the insurance company, it agrees to do the repairs for less than $1,000. the insurance company then argues that because there was less than $1,000 in damage to your car, the impact probably wasn’t sever and you could not have been hurt in the accident.
An experienced lawyer is aware of this technique and will give you specific advice on how you can avoid this danger. Best of all, our law firm does not charge anything for advice or any work we do to help you get your car fixed or salvage paid, if you car is totaled.
Call us before you take your car in for repair. Our lawyers will advice you during our free consultation.