Car Repairs and Rentals After an Accident in Jacksonville
There are many things insurance companies do not tell you when it comes to repairing damage to your vehicle caused by a car wreck. You may have more rights that you realize.
At The Howell Law Firm in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to meet with you and answer all of your questions about car repairs, rental cars and other accident issues. We will do this at no charge and with no obligation to hire us.
What if the Damage to My Vehicle Is More Serious Than the Original Estimate?
If the repair shop finds additional damage beyond what the original repair estimate said, the insurance company is responsible for paying for that additional damage.
What if My Car Is Totaled?
If your car is damaged beyond the value of the vehicle, the insurance company should pay you the value of that car before the accident. The insurance company will usually try to limit the value they pay you to what’s in a Blue Book-type estimate. However, there are ways to have the insurance company pay more than the Blue Book value for your particular vehicle.
Where Can I Have My Car Repaired?
The insurance company will often suggest you take the car to a specific shop that they like to use. However, you have the right to have your car repaired at any place you choose, including the dealer.
Is There a Limit to How Long I Can Have a Rental Car?
Insurance companies often limit the time they give you for a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired. However, Florida law may provide you with more time than the rental company offers you.
Why Call Us?
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Our personal injury lawyers represent accident victims in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Green Cove Springs, Neptune Beach, Mandarin, Arlington, Mayport, Fernandina Beach, Callahan, Palatka, Yulee, Duval County, St. Johns County, Clay County and Nassau County on Florida’s First Coast.