Auto Collision Repair and Insurance

So, you’ve been in an accident and managed to get your car put back together with our Seattle body shop. Is your insurance going to pick up the bill? In order to make sure you’re getting the most out of your insurance provider, keep the following in mind:

After you’ve filed your claim with your insurance company, they should contact you within a few days for more information. They will try to get the full account of what happened, which may include asking for an examination under oath, contacting witnesses of the event, and reviewing any documentation of injuries, expenses, or lost wages you may be claiming. An adjustor or appraiser will want to look over your damaged vehicle before it is repaired. In the event of minor damages, it is not unusual that they may ask you to seek out competitive bids.

If your insurance company is not responsive, or if you ever feel that you are being treated unreasonably, you should contact the Department of Insurance. Check the website of your state’s individual Department of Insurance to read more on your rights and responsibilities.