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What should I do if the insurance company won’t pay for all the damage to my vehicle?

Asked by user in Ohio.

My parked car was hit twice due to an icy road. I feel the damage was also on my right front fender because my wheel was turned inward up against the curb. The at-fault driver’s insurance company only wants to pay for the back.

Answered by Enjuris Editors:

I’m sorry this happened to you.

It’s not uncommon for an insurance company to offer you less money to settle your claim than you deserve. You always have the right to counter the adjuster’s initial settlement offer. To do so, submit the amount that you believe you deserve to the insurance company in writing. Be sure to include any evidence that you may have (auto shop estimates, photographs, police reports, witness statements, etc.).

You can go through this process without a lawyer, but a lawyer can be extremely helpful when it comes to negotiating with an insurance company.

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