In 2023, several car insurance companies are revising their claim practices because of the inflation factors. Insurance companies are having to pay higher fees for parts and labor because of inflation and because body shops are having to pay more money to get parts to fix cars.
Because companies like Allstate will be watching costs more carefully, you have to be made aware of how this will affect the overall settlement of your case. You must pick your own body shop to get a fair estimate to repair your car, and you must see qualified doctors if you are hurt in the accident. The claim practices that they may be using may reduce the overall outcome of your settlement. If you have any questions about the value of your settlement and to see how it can be maximized, please call the Schwartz firm today in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Metairie, and Louisiana!