Insurers Found to Use Unsafe Repairs Following Car Accidents

February 25th, 2015

When a motor vehicle collision occurs, we often depend on our insurance policy to cover the expenses. It’s important to remember though, insurance companies are businesses looking to make a profit that may not have their customer’s best interests at heart.

Louisiana state insurance requirements state each vehicle should carry a minimum amount of coverage to handle expenses in the event of an accident. Despite consistently paying policy premiums, many motorists have found insurance companies utilized cheap or dangerous parts and labor to repair their vehicles after an accident.

Some of the practices employed by insurers to lower repair costs include using refurbished, used parts. Many of these parts have been found to be from vehicles damaged in previous collisions as well. Shortcuts to reduce the time and labor of a repair are also commonplace.

CNN News reports insurance companies have guided customers to repair centers that will abide to the insurer’s repair demands, even if those demands mean the vehicle will not be repaired correctly. This has led more than 500 garages from across 36 states to file a lawsuit against top insurers, claiming their business practices are not only unethical, but unsafe as well.

The legal team from Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers explains these discoveries only highlight the need to have an experienced Louisiana personal injury lawyer by your side if you have an insurance dispute stemming from a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. Call us at (866) 897-8495 to let us help you get on the road to recovery today.