Car Accident – Compensated for Inconvenience ?

by admin on October 7, 2010


Someone hit my car a couple of weeks ago. I took my car in to their insurance companies Claim Center, they fixed the damages, but when I got my car back, I noticed something was still wrong. So now I have to inconvenience myself to take my car BACK to the claim center/bodyshop from them to check it out, and fix it.

Am I entitled to any monetary compensation for the inconvenience they have caused me??

Note: There was not injury from the car accident.
Vipassan: You think that’s it? I now have to take time off of work to take the car there, etc.. If their insured driver didn’t hit my car… I wouldn’t have to do any of this. Shouldn’t they pay for something?
Vipassan: Well.. the mechanics get paid, the insurance company gets paid, the person who hit my car – it was her fault – so I could care less about inconveniecing her, so now I’m left with a car that now has damages (even though it’s fixed) CarFax will now show it has having been in an accident…

Blah! Insurance companies suck! 🙂

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♥ Uwish ♥ October 7, 2010 at 5:22 am

No you will not get paid for your inconvenience. All accidents are inconviences and if that were the case,then everyone would get paid just for being in an accident. It doesn’t work that way. Insurance claims are not your way to free money. And they already are paying for something…. For you to get your vehicle fixed

If the shop did not repair something or you are not satisfied with thier work and have to take it back, then ask the shop to pay you for your "inconvienence." Its not the insurance companies fault if they did something wrong.

Vipassana October 7, 2010 at 5:22 am

And that will take what, a day or two?

And you can leave the car there, and get a ride back to whereever you’re trying to get to.

So, realistically, maybe an hour of inconvenience.

I’d say that’s worth about $20.

Oh, and I’m quite sure that their vehicle is also damaged, and they’re currently inconvenienced as well. So, as both of you are fixing your vehicles……it’s completely trivial to complain about who has more inconvenience.

Edit: they are paying for something. They’re paying for your car to be fixed. And their insurance premium is now higher, because of the accident. Which means, they have to pay more in the long run. Don’t YOU think that’s enough? And no, you don’t have to take time off from work. Go on the weekend. Go after work, and drop it off at night. Etc. There’s plenty of ways to do this, that are no inconvenience at all. If you choose to create an inconvenience, that’s on you.

Shoot me an email if you want. not going to turn this into chat.

freebiebri October 7, 2010 at 5:22 am

You can sue for punitive damages

Kizzy October 7, 2010 at 5:22 am

Shouldn’t turn out to be an inconvenience if it’s handled correctly. Contact the adjuster, let them know what’s going on. The body shop should have a rental there for you. When it’s done, return the rental and pick up your car.

Insurance companies don’t suck if you get the right adjuster that’s willing to work with you. Of course, it’s a pain to take care of but accidents happen. Just be glad they had insurance and you weren’t injured in any way. The car’s material, your state of health is not.

As far as the vehicle being listed with an accident on file, well there’s not much you can do about that. Most insurance companies don’t pay out on depreciation in that sense.

Scott H October 7, 2010 at 5:22 am

No, you are not entitled to compensation for your inconvenience. You are compensated for actual loss, and nothing else.

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