The adjuster might say that using a preferred shop will expedite the process or ensure your vehicle is repaired properly.
However, the decision about where to have your car repaired is yours. Did you know that you can use the preferred shop if you want to, but you have the right to take your car somewhere else? These are some of the questions that a reputable Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer can help you to address should you decide to file a damages claim.
Do not let your decision be influenced by misinformation from the adjuster or others at your insurance company.
Here are some examples of deceptive statements your insurance company might make to try to convince you to take your car to a preferred repair shop:
It is possible that the entire process will go a little bit faster if you use one of your insurance company’s preferred repairs shops.
However, insurance companies often demand that preferred shops use old or reconditioned parts that were not produced by the vehicle manufacturer. These are of much lower quality than original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and they could be a safety hazard.
If you use a preferred repair shop, demand the use of OEM parts. If your insurer insists on using salvaged parts, demand a written warranty that will last for the rest of the time you own the vehicle.
If your car insurance company denied your claim or delayed payment, you may have a bad faith insurance claim. Contact our Louisiana bad faith insurance lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out your legal options.
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