Approximate Value Prior to Accident: $21,135
Repaired at Insurance Body Shop: Yes
Cost of Initial Repair: $5,706
Cost to Re-Repair Properly: $7,883
Conclusion: Often the damage that is not repaired correctly or repaired at all during the initial repair is not visible to the laymen, the insurance appraiser or even many body shop appraisers. It takes many years of experience to find and accurately identify all the damage that occurs during an accident. Like practicing law, accurate and thorough forensic accident analysis is an art form.