Auto body shops, insurance adjusters assess damage after hailstorm

Kimberly Davis is among many across the metro who are assessing damage from Sunday’s hailstorm.Davis said she didn’t realize how much damage the hail did to her car until she gave it a closer inspection Monday. “I guess we will be making a claim with the insurance company,” she said.Auto body shops and insurance adjusters started receiving a steady stream of calls Monday about damage caused by Sunday’s hailstorm. “From the couple of vehicles I have seen recently, you don’t have to look very far,” said Chuck Smith, with Smith Brothers Body Shop. The damage in some cases may not be so obvious at first glance, but car owners really need to take a close inspection. “A lot of time, the smaller hail will give you smaller dents, and you might not be able to see that outside. , “Smith said. “You might need to get under some lights in a building like mine, or get some lights put on it so you can see the dents.” Insurance adjusters are getting calls after what has already been back-to-back weeks of severe weather. “The damage is being seen not only in cars but also on roofs.” We have had issues with materials being available in the past. We have sort of caught up from the other storms. I suspect we will get busy again, “said Andy Case. , director of consumer affairs for the Mississippi Department of Insurance.Case said storm victims shouldn’t wait to file a claim. “The quicker you file your claim, the sooner you get in line to get an inspection. Keep in mind, insurance companies may pay for a full roof, “Case said. “If there is damage to only one slope, then they will pay to repair one slope.”

Kimberly Davis is among many across the metro who are assessing damage from Sunday’s hailstorm.

Davis said she didn’t realize how much damage the hail did to her car until she gave it a closer inspection Monday.

“I guess we will be making a claim with the insurance company,” she said.

Auto body shops and insurance adjusters started receiving a steady stream of calls Monday about damage caused by Sunday’s hailstorm.

“From the couple of vehicles I have seen recently, you don’t have to look very far,” said Chuck Smith, with Smith Brothers Body Shop.

The damage in some cases may not be so obvious at first glance, but car owners really need to take a close inspection.

“A lot of time, the smaller hail will give you smaller dents, and you might not be able to see that outside,” Smith said. “You might need to get under some lights in a building like mine, or get some lights put on it so you can see the dents.”

Insurance adjusters are getting calls after what has already been back-to-back weeks of severe weather. The damage is being seen not only in cars but also on roofs.

“We have had issues with materials being available in the past. We have sort of caught up from the other storms. I suspect we will get busy again,” said Andy Case, director of consumer affairs for the Mississippi Department of Insurance.

Case said storm victims should not wait to file a claim.

“The quicker you file your claim, the sooner you get in line to get an inspection. Keep in mind, insurance companies may pay for a full roof,” Case said. “If there is damage to only one slope, then they will pay to repair one slope.”

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