Every driver needs reliable car insurance. We pay our hard earned money to insurance companies that promise to be a good neighbor and keep us in good hands. But catchy commercial slogans don’t always tell the whole story. If you are involved in an automobile accident in South Florida, can you count on your insurance company to look out for your best interests? A recent report from CNN indicates some insurance companies are coercing auto repair shops to use cheap parts and shoddy labor practices to fix vehicles involved in accidents. The personal injury attorneys at Cutler Rader PL encourage all motorists to ask their insurance agents about their coverage regarding auto repair.
Turn on the TV or listen to the radio and you can’t go more than 10 minutes without hearing or viewing a commercial for a car insurance company. It is big business. But just like everyone else, auto insurance companies are also trying to save money. What you do not know about their business practices can come back to haunt you. Some of the auto repairs recommended by insurance companies have the potential to cause car accidents in your future. The CNN report found some cars with headlights held together by glue and some recently repaired cars with dented rims and supposedly new hoods that are already falling apart. The report also found that to help save money, insurance companies are steering their policy holders to body shops which comply with the insurance company’s requirements. If the auto repair shop refuses, the insurance company simply steers clients to another shop.
When you place your car in the trust of a mechanic, you expect good service. But there are far too many motorists throughout South Florida driving around with used or junkyard parts. This can lead to further car accidents that can result in a serious injury or even death.
The CNN report cited several cases of alleged questionable business practices involving State Farm Insurance Company regarding auto repair. Regardless of your insurance company, it’s important to be proactive by asking questions. Don’t become the victim of another needless automobile accident.
At Cutler Rader, PL we are always looking out for responsible motorists. As personal injury attorneys, we understand the devastating effects accident injuries can have on your health and quality of life. If you have been involved in an accident involving bodily injury, turn to attorneys with a proven track record for looking out for the best interests of their clients. Call the law firm of Cutler Rader, PL to schedule a complimentary consultation.