The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb is a full service personal injury firm. We handle all aspects of personal injury claims, including property damage. In fact, most of the property damage that our office handles is done free of charge as a courtesy to our clients that come to us seeking assistance with their personal injury claim.
Over the years we have noticed that a vast majority of our clients are unaware of their rights when it comes to property damage. In an effort to help educate people about their rights, our firm has endeavored to start a series of blog posts related to the topic of property damage, entitled “Property Damage…Who Knew?”
You can choose your own Auto Body Repair Shop.
Your vehicle is one of the single largest purchases you are ever going to make. If you have been in a collision as a result of the negligence of another, in North Carolina, you have the right to choose where your vehicle will be repaired. In other words, you do not have to have your vehicle repaired where the negligent driver’s insurance representative recommends.
There is no law in North Carolina that says, you must have your vehicle repaired at the cheapest auto body shop or that you have to use the one recommended or preferred by the negligent driver’s insurance company.
Take your time and choose wisely. Be sure to choose a reputable established auto body repair shop. Your vehicle’s proper maintenance and repair ensures the future safety of your passengers and yourself.
Speak to others about their interactions with the auto body shop you intend to use, most reputable auto body shop have no issues with providing you references of former customers. Make an informed decision to select an auto body repair facility based on that business’s skills, customer service, knowledge of your particular type of vehicle, the shop’s reputation and guarantee of their repairs.
There is no point in getting a repair estimate from an auto body repair shop you don’t intend on using. The negligent driver’s insurance representative may ask you to get several opinions and estimates. This is pointless; you have the right to make an informed decision as to where you want to have your vehicle repaired. If you have made an informed choice, go with it!
If you have been injured in a collision as a result of the carelessness of another, and need more information about your rights as an injured person, please do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices William K. Goldfarb and speak with a qualified legal representative today.