There are plenty of things to worry about after being involved in a serious auto accident. Injuries must be treated, hospital bills paid, rehabilitation exercises or follow up doctor appointments – so much can happen. The last thing you need to worry about is a ridiculously high car repair bill.
Property damage from a car or truck crash often leads to a frustrating experience for accident victims. They need to get their vehicle repaired so they can go on with their life, but getting the insurance company to pay for it can be a headache. And when they get a quote for the damage – newer model cars can quickly rack up a massive bill.
Blame new technology. All those fancy safety gizmos and modern comforts like stability control and side curtain airbags and even earth-friendly new technology like hybrid drive trains can cost a pretty penny to repair.
Labor alone can be expensive, because specially trained mechanics may be needed to properly fix some cutting edge technologies. According to MSN Money, a new key for a keyless ignition or a new side mirror for some modern cars can cost $1,000, and it can take upwards of $2,000 to fix headlights. Need to fix your adaptive cruise control or your rear-view camera? That will be thousands more.
Totaling your car on paper
If you rack up a large enough repair bill, the insurance company may not want to fix your car at all, because it would be cheaper to just replace it. That’s right, repair bills are getting so expensive that sometimes insurance companies would rather junk your vehicle than fix it. It’s not that your car can’t be repaired – it’s that it is just too expensive.
Expensive car repairs are another reason that insurance companies push back on accident victims when they’ve been involved in a serious crash. One of their tactics is to try and get a victim to admit to fault so they don’t have to pay for expensive repair bills. Or they might try to get you to accept a fast settlement, before you know just how much it will take to fix your vehicle.
Don’t fall for these tricks. If you were hurt in an auto accident and need compensation for vehicle repairs, hospital bills, and more then contact an attorney to discuss your case. Most attorneys – like those at Tavss Fletcher – will talk to you for no cost or obligation. This is a good way to find out what a lawyer can and cannot do for you.
Please contact the personal injury attorneys at Tavss Fletcher to learn more about how our experienced car and truck accident lawyers can help you.
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