Can An Insurance Company Put Used Parts in My Car?
Although it's not directly related to the value of the injury component of a personal claim, Baltimore personal injury lawyers know the amount an injury victim gets for the damage to their vehicle is certainly a component of the overall value of the claim- although there is no scientific or medical evidence that supports this correlation. We discuss in other chapters some of the issues involved [e.g. a diminished value claim] It is permissible for a repair facility to use second-hand parts, and many do.
Did you know that if an insurer uses second hand 'aftermarket' parts, you are entitled to a copy of the warranty for those parts?
You are also entitled to know if the repair shop is using genuine/OEM or aftermarket parts. Commercial Law Article, Section 14-2302 - Information to be given owner. Many personal injury lawyers in Baltimore are don't handle property damage only claims. I evaluate those claims on a case by case basis, and if it makes financial sense for the involved parties, handle the case. I always provide guidance for my injury client's property damage recover, on request, as an ancillary service to them, at no cost.
-This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 9/18/19.