Slip & Slide Accident Surcharge? Appeal!

Slip & slide accident surcharge? Appeal!

Over the course of this nasty winter did you have a weather related, at-fault accident? Were you found “at-fault?”

Did you receive a surcharge notice for this slide & slide?

If so, this means the insurance company found you more than 50% at-fault and paid out more than $500 in damages.

Less than $2,000 in damages results in a 3 point (minor accident) surcharge, more than $2,000 results in a 4 point (major accident) surcharge.

If you believe you were not more than 50% at-fault in the accident, then we recommend you appeal the surcharge.

Unlike insurance companies, the Board of Appeal takes into account contributing factors, such as: road condition (icy, wet, snow-covered), visibility, other vehicle erratic driving, etc.

The Board of Appeal tells us it is presently taking about 9 months before consumers receive the hearing date. The cost to appeal is a non-refundable $50.

Once the hearing date is received you can: appear in person, submit a written statement, or select someone to appear on your behalf.

Appeal hearings are scheduled in: Boston, Brockton, Peabody, Plymouth, Somerville, Springfield, Waltham, or Worcester.

Call us or e-mail us to discuss.

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