Working out a settlement directlywith another dirver. Am I entitled to request at 3 repair estimates. One submitted was too high.

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Working out a settlement directlywith another dirver. Am I entitled to request at 3 repair estimates. One submitted was too high.

Asked on May 12, 2009 under Accident Law, California

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L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

The usual is to get 2 repair estimates, but if one is very high and the other is not, you can certainly request a third.  If one of the first two looks reasonable, that's the one I would accept.  Just did this myself, in fact.  My neighbor hit my car and we got two estimates.  One was for $1400, one for $1250.  They asked for a third, and it was higher, at $1460.  They agreed to pay the lowest, and that is what you should do, too.


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