John Eagle Collision Center Consumer Alert for Dallas and Houston Customers. Watch this video to find out how to protect your family from defective car repairs.
Vehicle Safety Lawyer Todd Tracy suggests that consumers demand proof that their car was repaired according to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications and parts as described below:
Auto insurance companies are forcing collision centers to make substandard repairs. This is a nationwide threat to the safety of unsuspecting motorists.
The Tracy Law Firm’s Vehicle Safety Crash Lab has uncovered the car insurance industry’s dirty little secret of pressuring auto body shops into not restoring their customers vehicles to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications.
What does this mean to you and your family? If you are in an accident, the defective repair work will likely cause the failure of your vehicle’s safety systems as well as the safety cage that’s designed to protect occupants from severe injury or death.
This heavy handed pressure by auto insurance companies turns a survivable accident into a catastrophic tragedy.
Don’t Trust The Word Of Used Car Dealers or CARFAX
It gets worse. Our accident investigations have uncovered that used car dealers are not disclosing the full history of vehicle repairs to their customers. You cannot trust CARFAX to give you a true report about a vehicle’s repair record because they only report what used car dealers tell them. As our late President Ronald Reagan used to say when negotiating the reduction of nuclear arms with the Soviet Union, “You must trust but verify.”
Tell Your Insurance Agent That Your Vehicle Must Be Repaired According To OEM Specifications
Ethical collision centers want to do the right thing. When selecting a body shop, you should insist that it will fight the insurance company to pay for OEM standard repairs and equipment.
You should also put your insurance agent and the insurance carrier on notice in writing that they are putting your safety in jeopardy by not following OEM standards.
When the insurance claims adjuster calls, after you report an accident, start the conversation by insisting that they confirm that your vehicle will be repaired according to all OEM standards. If they balk, tell them you want to talk to a supervisor. Tell them to watch this video and read the stories on this website.
Unfortunately, the defective body shop repairs coerced by the insurance industry are hidden beneath a fresh coat of paint. My clients, Matthew and Marcia Seebachan, would never have bought a used car that had a history of major body work. And they certainly would not have bought the used 2010 Honda Fit had they known a new steel roof had been glued on to replace hail damage.
Sadly, none of these safety defects came to light until Matthew was almost burned to death and Marcia was crushed in what should have been in minor car accident. That’s why they asked me to file lawsuits against John Eagle Collision Center in Dallas and State Farm Auto Insurance.
If you or a loved one believe you are the victim of a defective car repair, please feel free to contact me. My team of automotive engineers will examine your vehicle in The Tracy Law Firm’s Vehicle Safety Crash Lab in Dallas to determine if a defective repair caused severe injuries or death.
Contact Todd Tracy here to “Find Out If You Have A Case” or call 214-324-9000.
Here’s a Consumer Alert.
If you’re taking your vehicle to John Eagle Collision Center in Dallas, Texas thinking that they are going to restore your vehicle according to the manufacturer specifications, realize they’re not.
They are required to do so and they don’t.
Here’s a classic example. Honda demands and requires that its roofs be welded.
What John Eagle do? They used glue. If you have chosen John Eagle Collision Center because they brag about how they restore your vehicle to the manufacturer specifications, think again.
They do what the insurance company tells them to do, not what the vehicle manufacturers tell them to do. And they do that because they want to get paid, they don’t care about your safety.