Denver, CO asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California

Q: I WAS IN A accident and their insurance is take full responibililty, do i let repair or take check and repair myself?

the insurance company gave me 2 opitions . take to their repair shop - get a rental , est and repair. only get rental if i take to their shop and get repaired there. 2nd opition is take my jeep to get est. - no rental and they issue me a check . that was all that was said please heplp

5 Lawyer Answers
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
Answered
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Are you aware that you are asking this question of California attorneys? Most lawyers admitted to practice in the state of California may not be licensed to practice in Colorado, and consequently should not offer you advice based on California law.

Secondly, you did not indicate where the accident occurred, which would give rise to the jurisdiction of the appropriate court to hear any claims for injury caused by the accident.

I am not admitted to practice in Colorado. If your accident happened in California, I would advise you to get yourself a top notch personal injury lawyer right away to deal with the insurance company. The other driver's insurance company will do everything they can to lowball you throughout any claim you may have against their insured. My advice is to get a lawyer to represent you, for most competent personal injury attorneys deal with insurance companies every day and know all the tricks they pull to get you to accept less than what you are entitled to recover.

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
Answered
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I agree with all the advice offered by Mr. Fazzi, the ins co will try to lowball you. But your question is more a practical question than a legal question, that is, which of the two choices offered is to your best advantage? Only you can decide. Before you accept anything for property damage, you should know what the damage is, this means your own, independent estimate. Also, if they fix it at their shop, they MAYBE, possibly, could be liable for any damage found later that was not discovered at the time of repair, but if you take a check, you usually sign off your rights.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO NEEDED.

IF THIS ACCIDENT HAPPENED OUTSIDE OF CALIF, YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH A LAWYER FROM THAT STATE...WHO HAS AN OFFICE AROUND THE SITE OF THE ACCIDENT.

I USUALLY WANT MY CLIENTS TO GO TO A SHOP I TRUST. A SHOP RECOMMENDED BY THE D ONLY STAYS ON THEIR LIST IF THEY CONTINUE TO DO THE WORK FOR LESS MONEY...AS A RULE.

THIS IS NOT SO MUCH A LEGAL QUESTION, BUT RATHER A PRACTICAL ONE.

I WOULD RECOMMEND YOUR CONTACTING A LOCAL LAWYER ASAP.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Trajet the rental and let their shop repair the car.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Trajet the rental and let their shop repair the car. Best of luck.

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