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Car Accident Repair Appraisal Low

by Joe

My truck was hit while parked the person called her insurance co. they came out and gave me an appraisal which was less than the one I got.The appraiser did not put all the parts down that my appraiser did and now the amount is lower.I do not want to get the work done yet all I would like is the amount of my appraisal. What can I do?



Your situation is common. Usually the insurance company estimate is lower than the shop's estimate. What you need to do is take the insurance estimate to your mechanic. Have your mechanic call the insurance adjuster and they will discuss what is needed and what is not.

Usually the insurance company issues the payment per their estimate, and once the vehicle is completely fixed,they will the entire amount.

Again, this is a the normal procedure. However, you should be diligent and make sure your mechanic talk to your insurance adjuster before the car gets fixed.

The insurance company cannot tell you to go to another shop, and they owe you to put you back in the position you were before.

Good Luck

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Mar 23, 2010
by: Anonymous

he(and neither do i) doesn't want to get the car how does one get the median of the three estimates.. personally I just automatically ran and got three estimates because that is what i was taught (from where i'm not sure)you were to do..

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