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Hello there.

My name is Ted Corless.

I'm a lawyer with the Corless Barfield Trial Group.

Today Id like to address the issue of getting your car fixed after a motor vehicle accident.

I guess one of the benefits of being a lawyer is, when you have your own legal issues, then

you can take care of yourself.

Recently, I decided to back my car into a pole, which was never a good idea, especially

because both of my inlaws were in the back seat.

Now, after going through that experience, I want to share a couple of things with you

about getting your car repaired while the insurance company is evaluating the claim.

First of all, under virtually every insurance policy, youre entitled to have your rental

car paid for while the car is being worked on.

And the car they let you rent will be similar to the car that youre driving, but, most

of the time, theyll put a cap on how much money they will pay you, even if it takes longer

to get it repaired, like it did with mine.

The second thing, and I think probably the most important issue, is when your car is

being repaired under an insurance policy, especially if its under anothers insurance

policy who caused the accident, its important to know that they have to return your

car to the condition it was in prior to the accident.

Now that means they have to use like-kind and quality materials.

And if they cant return the car to its original condition, then they are obligated

to pay you the market value of your car at the time of the accident.

That can be very frustrating for people, especially if the car has been paid for, and they have

no interest in getting a new car payment.

But there are a lot of options when that happens, but youve got to get into the details of

that insurance policy.

Good luck.

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