Do I Have to Use the Body Shop My Insurance Company Recommends?

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If you’re involved in a car accident and your vehicle endures damage as a result, you may wonder whether you are required to use the body shop that your insurance company recommends.

Read on to learn the answer.

Having Your Vehicle Fixed

If you get into an accident, you’ll likely need to have your vehicle repaired. It can be difficult to trust an unknown body shop—for good reason. You’ll want to make sure when you have your car repaired that the work is being done by honorable and qualified people.

You don’t want to have just anyone repair your car. Repairs are costly and can be time-consuming, so you’ll want to make sure your car is fixed properly the first time.

Under the law, no insurance company may force you to use the body shop that they recommend. You have the freedom to have your car repaired by the people you see fit.

Oftentimes, insurance companies will suggest you use one body shop over another, typically because the one they choose is cheaper. Keep in mind that insurance companies always have their bottom line in mind, not your needs.

You see, insurance companies use back door tactics to get their customers to act in the company’s best interest over their own. This practice may be unethical, but it’s not illegal, so it pervades.

When you’re involved in an accident, it’s a complicated and troubling situation. You’re looking for comfort in such an uncomfortable situation. The insurance companies know that, and do whatever they can to exploit you so that they turn a higher profit.

We’re Here For Your Support

If you’re involved in a car accident, our attorneys are here to help. Our team has helped countless other people achieve justice, and we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away.

Call Shapiro Law Firm, P.A. today at (850) 629-7226 for a free consultation.

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