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What To Do After A Collision

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What to do after a collision

After a crash, where do you start? How do you make sure to get your property damage claim handled properly and make sure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company? You do have options when making a claim and getting your car fixed that you may not even be aware of. The purpose of this article by Pfaff Autoworks is to inform people about some of their options after you have been involved in a car collision. Read on for more information.

 

You can choose which insurance to use after a collision

You can choose which insurance company to use if you are not at fault for the accident. So if somebody else is at fault, you are going to have a choice about which insurance company you are going to go through to get your car fixed. There are pros and cons to each one. You could go through your own insurance company. You are paying for that insurance and they have a contract to provide you with coverage. If you have comprehensive and collision coverage on your vehicle, you have been paying for that every month. However if you only have liability coverage on your vehicle, you will not have the choice. You will have to go through the at-fault driver’s insurance.

 

You can choose which auto body shop to use

Often times, the insurance company that you go through has a preferred auto repair shop that they use. They may have two or three options and they will give you the name and address of those shops and recommend that you use them. You can choose to use their suggestion but you don’t have too. It may be the quick and easy thing to do because the shop is used to working with your insurance and they are familiar with their way of doing business.

 

You can choose to fix your car or not

You can actually choose to fix your car or not. If your car is not totaled but it is damaged, but you prefer the cash rather than the repair, you have that option. Let’s say your car has $2,000 worth of damage but it is still drivable and the cosmetic issue isn’t something that bothers you. You can opt to take the money and not have the repair done. They owe you that money whether you get the car repaired or not.

 

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