his insurance took the responsibility for the accident. I took the car to the repair shop and about a week later they told me that there was previous damage to the front end of the car and I would need to pay about $1500 out of pocket for that repair since the accident did not cause that damage. So I told the repair shop that I would talk to the dealer to find out if they would be willing to pay for the repairs.
Before I went back to the dealer, it occurred to me that I may need some legal help. So I asked my cousin to sign me up for Legal Shield. This membership was not new to me and I had it several years ago. Once I was signed up, I immediately contacted the lawyer and explained the situation. They suggested before they write a letter for me to ask the dealer if they would pay for the repairs.
When I purchased the car at the dealer they presented me with a report that the car had not been in any accidents. I returned to them and explained what happened and asked if they would help me with the repair. Their answer was a flat NO. I left without incident. I went back to the lawyer to let them know I had requested the dealership's assistance in paying for the repairs and they declined to help. That week the lawyer sent a letter to the dealership requesting the repairs be paid by them and issue me a check for the enclosed estimate of $1,500.
The day the dealership got the letter, they called me and said come pick up your check for the repairs. It was January and I was sick, so I told them I would be in by the end of the week. I called to let them know I was on my way, and they had my check ready and waiting.
There is no way I could have gotten things to go my way without the help of Legal Shield. I had the membership for less than a month and it had already paid for itself. I will keep this legal protection, it was a God send and I highly recommend the protection for anyone's family.
Paula C.Back to top