Hit and run accidents can happen quickly, and it can be hard to gather information from the car that hit you. However, if the people who witnessed the accident pulled over to the scene, it is helpful to collect their contact information and any other information they may have seen.
The information that you should collect:
If you're ever in a hit-and-run accident, you'll be glad to know that your car damage is generally covered by collision coverage. This coverage is optional, so you might want to purchase it if your insurance company does not offer it. You'll be unable to get any repair made if you don't have collision coverage, but that's no problem when choosing your preferred collision repair facility.
Ye Old Station has been in the collision repair industry for decades, and we have experience with all kinds of accidents. So when you need a trustworthy collision repair facility, give us a call to get your car back to its pre-accident condition.
[Voted Best Auto Body & Collision Repair, 2021 | Vehicle Repair Professionals, Connecticut]
Another year, another first place. Ye Old Station receives the honor award for Best Auto Body / Collision Shop in the Cheshire, Connecticut area for the seventh year in a row. On October 14th, 2021, Ye Old Station attended the Best of Award event in Southington, Connecticut, supporting the best local businesses for their respective awards, sponsored by the Record-Journal.
The Record-Journal is a local print and digital daily newspaper covering local news, sports, and community news in the Central Connecticut area. This award is nominated and voted by the readers of the Record-Journal.
The film about our fantastic night presents our celebration with the entire team of Ye Old Station.
The memorable night at the Record-Journal event was a night to recognize and appreciate. Ye Old Station continues to serve customers in need of quality repair work providing superior service efficiently and professionally. However, success does not only come from serving customers but also working as a team within the organization at all levels. Building a partnered culture is critical to delivering the mission - the complexity of technologies and customer ecosystems means that a wide range of skillsets and backgrounds must work closely together to make decisions every day through the vehicle repair process. The ability to create curated and integrated customer experiences directly translate the degree to which Ye Old Station maintains a collaborative culture.
FAQ's Regarding Your Vehicle Repair Process by State of Connecticut Insurance Department [CT Auto Body]
Where can I take my vehicle to get it repaired?
Anywhere. Your car, your choice.
The Insurance Company provided a list of vehicle repair shops to me. Is that legal?
Yes, but you are under no obligation to take your car to one of the shops on that list. Your choice shop.
Can my auto body shop charge more than the insurance company will pay?
Yes, in most cases, the shop and insurance company agrees on the repair costs and processes involved in repairing the vehicle to industry standards.
What does it mean that my vehicle is “totaled”?
The cost to repair your vehicle is actually more than its value as determined by the insurance company.
Who will pay storage fees from the time of the accident until repairs can be started on my vehicle?
Storage fees are regulated under DMV statutes, usually paid by insurance coverage.
Information provided by State of Connecticut Insurance Department:
You want to know to go get your car repaired or replaced after an accident and the responsible party.
This depends on the following:
Collision Repair Costs Versus Value of Your Car:
After confirming the responsible party and insurance carrier, it is up to the insurer to pay damages up to the vehicle's value. After you've received a repair estimate, and repair costs will exceed the value of your car. The insurer will declare your vehicle a total loss, and pay you the market value and take possession of your car.
If You Were at Fault...
You would either have to pay the damage yourself or make a claim against your own policy's collision coverage. However, if the damage is minor, it would be beneficial not to make a claim on your own policy, which may raise your car insurance premium.
Other Driver's Fault...
Suppose the other driver was at fault; you would want to file a claim with the other driver's insurance company (assuming they have liability property damage or other relevant coverage) to get your car repaired or replaced. Ask a licensed appraiser for tips and advice on how to proceed with the process.
Get the Repair Costs Paid by the Insurer:
Despite whose insurance company is responsible for paying your repair costs, you first have to claim by reporting the accident. The next step is getting the car inspected by your auto collision shop of choice. If the vehicle is not drivable, the insurance agent will inspect the vehicle at the location. Then, the insurer will generate a written estimate of damages to have repaired by a facility of your choice. The collision repair facility will handle the rest and further costs with the insurance company directly. Your car, your choice.
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