Know Your Rights When Choosing a Collision Center

Posted by Chris Medine on Jan 27, 2012 9:21:00 AM

Know Your Rights

It is extremely important to have auto insurance so that you are covered in the event of an auto accident. Depending on your insurance coverage, auto insurance helps with the cost of the damage on your car and the other parties damage as well. It is, however, important that you understand your rights to avoid being controlled in a seemingly uncontrollable situation.

In most cases, insurance companies provide you with list of preferred auto body repair shops. In the event of an accident, these preferred body shops are recommended by the insurance company. Your insurance company can require you to repair the vehicle at a specific repair shop. Always remember that you have a choice whether to use the auto insurance facilities recommended by the insurance company or not.

Always know that any suggestions or recommendations made by an insurance company are just that-- a suggestion. These preferred body shops should not be  forced on you by your insurance company. You have the right to choose the auto repair facility.

It is acceptable for the insurance company to make suggestions or recommendations, if and only if, you ask them for one. 

So, please remember it is your right to choose.  When the unexpected and stressful accident happens, Take control and choose Medines!

Chris Medine

Medines Collision Center

 

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Topics: Choosing a Collision Center