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  • rockne10
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    SDC's Auto Insurance Evaluator is Bill Oliver; listed every month on page three of TURNING WHEELS.

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  • 52 Ragtop
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    Sorry to hear of the accident! Glad everybody is OK! Cars & Trucks can be repaired OR replaced, people can not. That said, find a shop to do the work, preferably a restoration shop that UNDERSTANDS what the Truck means to you. Let them write an estimate, and let them deal with the insurance co. But, do not go to a shop, have them negotiate for you, and you go have someone else do the work. Once the shop has completed an estimate WITH disassembly as needed, the insurance co should then inspect the vehicle. Was it ever damaged in an accident before? if not, and can be proved, you "may" have a case for diminished value, that depends on what state you live in. Take a LOT of photos, before, during and after the repairs are completed. In fact, ask the shop to take photos as they go, most shops do, and will. We do take photos before and during repairs ESPECIALLY if work has been done before and it is not a good or proper repair.
    As far as going through your carrier, that's OK, but you'll have a deductible to pay until they get it back from the adverse carrier. But remeber, your Insurance Company works for YOU! The other guys does not. Most Ins. co's. are reputable, Ask the shop of your choice if the other guys ins is good and easy to work with.
    Not sure how it is in your state, but, in Indiana, a vehicle owner has the right to choose the shop of their choice. IF the ins. co. tries to "make" you go to their "preferred shop" that is considered "steering, and is illeagle in MOST states.
    Unless you are hurt, do not play the "I'll get a lawyer" song, as ins. companies spend thousands of dollars for leagle counsel! Best thing to do, is get your company involved and use their counsel.

    Jim

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  • studegary
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    Two approaches that I would use.
    1) Get a written insurance appraisal from the guy that provides this service for SDC members.
    2) Collect from your own insurance and let them subrogate against the other insurance company.

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  • Greenstude
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    So sorry to see this --- I hope they are OK, and that the truck is fixable, and will be properly fixed. It was one I admired at the meet.

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  • Studedude
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    Originally posted by raoul5788 View Post
    Bill and Sue Cicale from the Nutmeg Chapter were in an accident on their way home from the meet. They are okay, a little banged up and sore, but luckily nothing serious. They have the 2R that has the C&L Upholstery sign on the doors. Is there anyone that deals in insurance estimates or vehicle evaluations specific to Studebaker? He is looking for someone that can give him something to take to the insurance company of the guy that hit him. Any help would be appreciated!
    Forum member JDP used to be an adviser for NADA for Studebaker values. Don't know if he still does that or not, but he dealt in selling Studebakers on ebay for years, and is probably as qualified as anybody in establishing Studebaker values.

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  • raoul5788
    started a topic Anyone who was at the NE Zone Meet please read

    Anyone who was at the NE Zone Meet please read

    Bill and Sue Cicale from the Nutmeg Chapter were in an accident on their way home from the meet. They are okay, a little banged up and sore, but luckily nothing serious. They have the 2R that has the C&L Upholstery sign on the doors. Is there anyone that deals in insurance estimates or vehicle evaluations specific to Studebaker? He is looking for someone that can give him something to take to the insurance company of the guy that hit him. Any help would be appreciated!
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