Many people feel helpless when they are driving down the road and suddenly, something hits their windshield and cause sa large chip. These chips can spread quickly until the entire windshield is cracked. Repairing auto glass can be costly and frustrating, especially since the damage was not your fault. To make matters worse, a claim with an auto insurance company can be equally frustrating.
At Quattrochi and Torres, we know how difficult auto insurers can be – even to their own policyholders and to glass repair companies. Insurers can try to deny or limit payment in many ways, including challenging whether to cost of repairs should exceed a deductible. Our Casselberry, Fl. auto glass claims lawyer regularly helps with this type of insurance claim throughout central Florida.
Windshield Safety Issues and Repairs
Some people do not believe it is important to repair a windshield due to a crack as long as they can see the road. However, the integrity of the windshield is critical to a vehicle, as it helps ensure the proper timing of airbag deployment, as well as helps prevent the roof from collapsing in a rollover accident. Cracked windshields can also shatter quicker in a collision.
Auto glass repair shops also face challenges, however. When the insurance company refers someone to a shop, the repair person is relying on an insurance settlement to cover the costs of repairs or replacement. When an insurance company wrongfully denies or minimizes a claim, the shop will not get paid, and the car owner may be liable for the costs out-of-pocket.
Contact a Seminole County Auto Glass Claims Lawyer for More Information
Auto glass claims are more complicated than you may think. If your windshield gets damaged or you are a repair shop, call Quattrochi and Torres for free right away. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online to find out how our auto glass claims attorney can help.