Car accidents can be confusing times, particularly dealing with the mess that comes afterwards. You may have to deal with many different people, companies and factors, and it can quickly become overwhelming and confusing.
One of the things you need to look out for is being taken advantage of, particularly if you have to pay for repairs to your, or the other party’s car.
It’s certainly not unheard of that people have been overcharged by quite significant amounts for repairs, so how can you be sure that you are not getting a bill that has been grossly exaggerated?
The way to be 100% is to get the repair bill assessed.
How it works is this: You get a bill (or estimate) from the other party for the cost of repairs. This is the bill that their insurance or repairers have put together, so chances are that they didn’t have your cost-saving at the forefront of their minds.
You take this bill to an assessor such as us at National Assessing & Quoting, who will assess the car repair bill in detail, along with the car and the repairs, to ensure that you are not paying an excessive amount.
Unfortunately, being overcharged for collision repairs is a common occurrence, particularly with insurance repairs, and it can go into the thousands of dollars. So it pays off to have the bill assessed to ensure that you are paying a fair amount.