Shortcut in Car Insurance Industry Creating Headache for Policyholders

April 16, 2018, 2:28 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — It has happened to a lot of us — we’re talking car accidents. Big or small, dealing with insurance and repairs can be anywhere from a headache to a nightmare.

One thing auto insurance companies are featuring is a photo estimating option where you simply snap a picture of the damage and send it to your provider and they mail you a check.

Sounds easy, right?

Unfortunately, an increase in convenience can mean lower appraisals.

Here to help us understand what consumers are getting themselves into is Russ Dubisky, executive director of the South Carolina Insurance Association.