Can a vehicle be totaled after some repairs are done?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:11 am   Post subject:   

It's a good question but only one that the OP can answer. If their is a lien on the vehicle the carrier will usually out the insured's name and the body shops name on the check. Many times they will send the check to the shop so when the work is done, the owner can endorse the check over and be on his/her way.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:16 am   Post subject: van  

I have a 2008 Nissan quest that was in a hit and run. The driver was never found. So my agent said I could take it wherever I wanted but that they had a preferred shop. So I took it to my choice. Initially they found over $8000 in damages. After starting repairs they found frame damage that was another $1900. I voiced my concern that I didn't want or feel the frame should be repaired. They fixed it anyway and proceeded to tell me it was fine. I picked up the van 30 days later and it is still not right. I've taken it back 4 times only to be told it is fine. Thus week I have a trunk full of water. I called insurance and they told me oh well cuz I didn't take it to there shop. I fought and now they r calling body shop but don't want to get involved. Body shop says he can only fix it so good. So now what do I do to fix this problem? Help please.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:10 pm   Post subject:   

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I've taken it back 4 times only to be told it is fine. Thus week I have a trunk full of water. I called insurance and they told me oh well cuz I didn't take it to there shop. I fought and now they r calling body shop but don't want to get involved. Body shop says he can only fix it so good. So now what do I do to fix this problem? Help please.


Even if you had used the insurance company suggested shop, they would still be sending you endlessly back to the shop that performed the original repair. It's time to find a shop willing to perform a post repair inspection and verify whether the work completed was sufficient to return your vehicle to pre-loss condition or whether all the necessary procedures were performed to accomplish this task. The inspection may reveal omitted and poor repairs. The fact that you selected the shop has nothing to do whether the insurer payed for all necessary repairs under the limits of liability in your policy and is contractually required to pay an amount necessary to restore your loss.



Your insurer should be willing to go over a post repair inspection with another shop to see if any fraud or improper repairs were commited with the original shop. If it is simply a matter of poor repairs or faulty repairs in which the insurer payed amount necessary to perform the repair, then you may need to consult an attorney to seek damages from the shop that did the incompetent repair. You will need the poor work documented by a shop that is willing to testify against the poor performing shop.


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