It's Your Right To Know !
“Consumers need to know their rights, and know that the Insurance Department stands ready to protect them,” Dinallo said. “If your insurer tells you that you need to get your car inspected or repaired at a particular place, call the Insurance Department at 1-800-342-3736. Contact Edward Kizenberger Executive Director 631-941-9647
Persuant to Section 167-C of the New York State Insurance Law states YOU HAVE THE RIGHT to have your car repaired in the registered shop of your choice. Your insurance company cannot direct you otherwise.
You may legally designate your repair shop to negotiate a fair claim settlement with your insurance company.
The insurance company has six business days after proper notification to inspect your car. If additional damage is found after dismantling, the insurance company has two business days to reinspect after proper notification.
Your insurance company must negotiate in good faith. You are entitled to a prompt fair settlement to repair your car to it's pre-accident condition. This includes parts of like, kind and quality equal to original equipment.
Mainway Auto Collision Inc.
169 Sycamore Lane.
Islandia, NY 11749