State Farm - Hit By A "Distracted" Driver
Car Repair After Accident - Complaint
MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA -- My car (and me) were rear ended at a high rate of speed, while I was waiting to make a left hand turn. The person who hit me admitted it was their fault (100%) and the police report reflected this.
State Farm admitted responsibility and promised to make good on the claim. My car was old (2000 Subaru Outback) but an excellent car. They valued my car at $5300 and the repairs at $4000. The car is drivable but needed to be repaired to pass inspection. They refused to repair it to it's before accident condition and "totaled" the car so I could not even fix it myself without going through a lot of inconvenient title changes and legal loop holes.
Anyone with decent values would fix the car to it's pre-accident condition in this situation. If I was at all at fault I would not be writing this.
I do not care about "rules" "procedures" or profit margins, just write and wrong. This accident is going to cost me at least $3000 to get an equal car (after their "generous" settlement").
State Farm will gladly take money but all you get out of it is "peace of mine" not responsibility. Dealing with his company sucks.