It’s time for the next installment of Holcomb Dunbar law series “Insurance Law from A to Z.” This was put together by our litigation group who practice in the insurance law arena. Of course, if you have questions about these or any other topics please do not hesitate to contact us.
This week’s installment – Repair Shop
Insurer cannot require a specific repair shop. However, the insurer is only required to pay the lowest possible amount for which the repair could properly and fairly be made within a reasonable geographic area. Miss. Code Ann. § 83-11-501.
When there is not a total loss, the insurer must add the name of the repair shop or any lien holders as a payee on a check. In the case of a total loss, the insurer must add the name of any lien holder to the insured as payee on the check. Miss. Code Ann. § 83-11-551.
Salvage Title Law
Salvage titling is governed by Title 35, Part 7 of the Mississippi Administrative Code.
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