Surprise! You need cash at your car accident scene.
Insurance may pay for towing later, but a wrecker service
cash only at the car wreck scene. If you don't have
enough cash or can't get it quickly from an ATM, then your car will
go to the city tow storage where charges quickly add up.
Your Towing Service Choice may not be an Option. "The
police officer would allow me to get my choice of wrecker at
my car accident as long as it arrived within 30 minutes. That
was impossible, so the officer called the city's contracted
towing service. Now I would be crossing the county line and
the cost of this towing service went from $75 to $150 plus
more for mileage and time."
Ask the Car
Repair Shop to pay the wrecker driver. Car Repair Shops can
charge it on the repair bill that will be paid by the insurance
company. Ask the wrecker driver for his approval. He may need to
speak with the car repair shop.
where you're car will be repaired? At the car accident scene you
may not always know where to take your car, so it gets towed to
storage. Insurance companies will permit a second wrecker drive to a
body shop. You only have a day or two to get this handled. Some
states permit up to 3 days maximum. The insurance company may
dispute extended storage charges.
- My 30 day mistake
|I mistakenly believed my Roadside Wrecker
Service was on the same timetable as my car insurance. Some of
the largest Roadside Services require
that you send them invoices within 30
days after service or you lose reimbursement.|
- Seven Points You Want To Know