Claim that engine "blew up" and caused accident
A local insurance adjuster
asked us to inspect a vehicle that had crashed and was a total
loss. The driver reported that the engine "blew up" and stopped
running, causing the power steering to fail, which caused the
When I inspected the vehicle at the auto salvage yard, it was found that this vehicle did not have power steering. In spite of extensive body damage, I was able to start the engine, and photograph evidence of the engine running, including exhaust from the tailpipe.
The insurance carrier has referred additional business to us.
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