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Old 04-06-2003, 01:48 PM
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Location: West Linn, Or
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Red face Unless you are claiming demonic possession... is unlikely that an inanimate object tried to kill you

Your insurance carrier has the absolute responsibility to repair your car to a safe condition post-accident. They are obligated to return it to approximately the same condition it was prior to the accident. If you have evidence that the wheel bearings were replaced a short time prior to the accident and have now failed, for what you believe to be an accident-related cause, then the insurance company needs to re-open your claim and INVESTIGATE whether they need to make additional accident-related repairs. They can't just decline to participate: if they do you have a potential "bad faith" claim against them. All the insurance companies I have dealt with are very aware of the issue of "bad faith" as it can be very expen$ive to ignore. Most companies (& most repair shops) GUARANTEE accident-related repairs, often for the life of the car.

The information & evidence YOU assemble may greatly help or hinder this.

What work was done to the suspension/steering/wheels when the original work was done? Was the car inspected by a Dealer? Their shop or your shop?

This can go on ad infinitum...
'91 420 SEL @ 199K, '92 SVX @ 181K, '93 SC400 @ 86K, '93 Kaw ZX-11 @ 30K, '87 F250 @ 181K , 2001 Valkyrie Interstate @ 6K, Y2K Honda NightHawk 250 with 1.5K, '88 420SEL I.@ 179K & the 2nd latest, an '88 420SEL II.@ 210K runnin' parts car, '85 F150 300/NP435
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