Indianapolis, IN asked in Car Accidents for Indiana

Q: My vehicle was involved it's a 2018. Do I have the right to have have orginal parts used?

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Frisco, TX

A: Most automobile insurance policies state that the insurer specifically has the right to approve a repair estimate that is based upon the prevailing competitive price and further the parties further agree as follows: “You agree with us that the repair estimate may include new, used, recycled, and reconditioned parts. Any of these parts may be either original equipment manufacturer parts or non-original equipment manufacturer parts.”

If you purchased such a policy of insurance, you agreed that a repair estimate might include new, used, recycled, and reconditioned parts if you are making a first-party claim under your own insurance policy.

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