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Louisiana Legislation Seeks to Prohibit Insurers from Using Photos to Generate Collision Repair Estimates


Source: CollisionWeek

Legislation would require appraisers and insurers to disclose that consumers are not required to submit photos to obtain an appraisal. Bill also requires insurers to secure a signed aftermarket crash part disclosure.

Legislation pre-filed in Louisiana seeks to prohibit appraisers from preparing repair estimates using photographs or telephone calls and require a personal inspection. House Bill 437 (HB 437), introduced by Representative Kirk Talbot would create Chapter 22, Section 1298 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes to require a personal inspection for repair estimates.

The legislation, however, would authorize the use of photographs, videos, or telephonic means to prepare supplements… read more on the CollisionWeek website

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