I am guessing it was the other parties insurance adjuster who does not want to add the new expenses to the bill. I would suggest you get legal advise to make sure your car is fixed properly. At times, insurance companies are more willing to deal with attorneys then an individual.
Check out my website below and give me a call for a free consultation if you are a California resident 877-427-2752 or you can email me at Michael@Kingofpersonalinjurylaw.com www. KingofPersonalInjuryLaw.com I am licensed in California only and my answers on Avvo assume California law. Answers provided by me are for general information only. They are not legal advice. Answers must not be relied upon. Legal advice must be based on the interplay between specific exact facts and the law. This forum does not allow for the discussion of that interplay. My answer to any specific question would likely be different if that interplay were explored during an attorney-client relationship. I provide legal advice during the course of an attorney-client relationship only. The exchange of information through this forum does not establish such a relationship. That relationship is established only by personal and direct consultation with me followed by the execution of a written attorney-client agreement signed by each of us. The communications on this website are not privileged or confidential and I assume no duty to anyone by my participation on Avvo or because I have answered or commented on a question. All legal proceedings involve deadlines and time limiting statutes. So that legal rights are not lost for failure to timely take appropriate action and because I do not provide legal advice in answer to any question, if you are an interested party you should promptly and personally consult with an attorney for legal advice. Also, see Avvo's terms and conditions of use, specifically item 9, incorporated by this reference
for starters do not sign a property damage release to the other insurance co until you are satisfied. assuming you have collision coverage, go through your insurance company. it will cost you the deductible but your co will go after the other co for its money and your deductible. if you do not have collision coverage or it is too late to use it, you will have to pay for the repairs and then sue the other driver in small claims for the true damage costs. if the other co won't pay anything until you sign a release and you can't use your collision coverage, then you are either going to have to pay the reapir bill yourself and sue or be stuck taking what the ins offers. otherwise the body shop likely isn't going to release your car without payment in full. good luck
Insurance companies like to pay people less than they should. Insist on the adjuster paying for all the damages, and don't sign anything until they fix your car properly.
Only 29% Contingency Fee! Phone: 215-510-6755 www.InjuryLawyerPhiladelphia.com
Sign up to receive a 3-part series of useful information and advice about personal injury law.