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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Why Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Use an Independent Auto Body Shop

Bottom line: They save money by steering the policyholder to their preferred shops.   In 2013 a Connecticut Superior Court judge slapped The Hartford Fire Insurance Company with $20 million in punitive damages from a decade-old, class-action lawsuit brought by the Auto Body Association of Connecticut (ABAC) and several individual body shops.  This came on top…
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Safety First: “Step Away From the Car!”

Recently, I was at the gym with a friend when he received an emergency phone call from his wife telling him that she had just been involved in a car accident. She had been hit in the rear and was pulled over onto the side of the road. Because I have heard too many stories…
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