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Our Vermont car accident attorneys can help you determine if your insurer is providing you with a reasonable and fair amount when it comes to your auto accident claim.
After getting into a car accident, there are several things you are going to need to do so that your incident is documented, your vehicle receives the necessary repairs, and you have treatment or care rendered for the injuries you may have sustained. One of the most important things you want to do is file an accident claim through your insurer and the insurer of the other driver. Because Vermont is an “At-Fault” state, those who are found responsible for causing the collision are held responsible. But depending on your particular policy, you may be entitled to compensation from your own insurance company as well.
There are many aspects that encompass a car accident claim, however, the one that we are focusing on today is the worth of the damage. If you have already contacted your insurer, they have probably already sent out an agent who assessed the damage so they can provide you with an estimate of what the damage is worth prior to issuing you a settlement. A settlement offer is the amount your insurer believes your claim is worth and is going to cover any costs you may have paid or are required to be paid. Policies vary significantly so it will all come down to the limits and restrictions you have on your policy that will help form the amount offered in your settlement.
While you may feel confident in the amount your insurer has offered you or has quoted you in an estimate, it is always wise to get your damage appraised on your own so you can compare what you were quoted as opposed to what a private company has determined is the value of your loss.
If you feel that your insurance company has provided you with a lower settlement amount than what it cost you to repair your vehicle, contact one of our trustworthy and experienced Vermont car accident lawyers today who can review this information with you and determine if anything can be done to correct this misunderstanding.
If you are interested in having your damage appraised to ensure the amount offered from your insurer is accurate and fair, below are a few appraisers that serve the state of Vermont provided on yellowpages.com.
Auto Appraisal Group INC
Pinnacle Auto Appraisers
Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers
If you have already had your vehicle repaired and your loss value is higher than your insurer yet they aren’t willing to comply, give us a call today and let us find you a skilled car collision attorney who will get you the compensation you deserve
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