My car got totaled - help me get what I'm owed
December 31, 2010 2:57 PM Subscribe
My car got totaled in an accident two days ago. I'm looking for advice from those who've been through this process before. How can I make sure to get the most money for the replacement car from my insurance?
posted by smokingmonkey to Travel & Transportation (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For example, the manager of the auto-body repair shop where I brought the car told me to get together all the receipts for recent improvements I've made to the car, but not to mention any of this to the insurance company until they officially declare my car totaled. He said they will reimburse me for the winter tires that I bought about a week ago. A friend of mine also told me that the insurance will likely pay for a rental car while I'm waiting. I'm looking for similar advice. What specific things should I be doing now to make this go smoothly and make sure I get what I'm owed?
Possibly relevant info: I live in Massachusetts and my insurance company in Liberty Mutual.