Collision Laws 101: The Nuts and Bolts, 6-Part Webinar, Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm
Collision repairers who understand their legal rights and responsibilities have a distinct advantage over those who don’t. This six-part seminar series is essential for anyone who needs a refresher or would like to learn about the laws that impact collision repairs in Illinois. It is designed to provide a cost-effective and convenient way to get an overview of current law with a focus on practical, day-to-day issues. Each seminar will include 50 minutes of instruction followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. The speaker, Patrick J. McGuire, is an Illinois attorney who has 20+ years of experience advising and representing shops.
Price: $400 AASP-IL member/$600 non-mem.
- JUN 7th The Illinois Collision Repair Act was enacted in 2004 and applies to repairs over $100. Compliance with the law is mandatory and, when properly understood, can help simplify a shop’s workflow and provide confidence when dealing with consumers and insurers. Non-compliance, on the other hand, can be very costly. Learn what you need to know to comply with the law and how it can help you maximize profits while minimizing liabilities.
- JUN 21st First-party claims: Learn the basic things everyone should know about typical policy provisions, statutes, and regulations that apply when a customer is making a claim for collision repairs under his or her own insurance policy, including issues related to deductibles, aftermarket parts, OEM procedures, paint caps, shop liability, diminished value, bad faith, and DRPs.
- JUL 12th Third-party claims: Learn the practical differences between first-party and third-party claims and what every shop owner should know about typical policy provisions, statutes, and regulations that do not apply when a customer makes a claim against an at-fault party and his or her insurance policy, including issues related to deductibles, aftermarket parts, OEM procedures, paint caps, shop liability, diminished value, and DRPs.
- JUL 26th Shop liability in the age of ADAS and OEM procedures: With the increased complexity of modern vehicles and their safety systems, the liability associated with repairing such vehicles has also increased. What are your options if a customer or insurance company says that they don’t want to pay for an OEM procedure? How would a court determine whether your decision to perform or not perform the repair was negligent? Unfortunately, shops have been known to make decisions that increase their liability while decreasing profits while a more legally sound approach could do just the opposite; that is, decrease liability while increasing profits (and peace of mind).
- AUG 16th Total-loss vehicles: What are the rules? This session will focus on what you need to know to increase your chances of getting paid for your labor, skill, materials, and storage charges and decrease your chances of getting stuck with a practically worthless salvage vehicle.
- AUG 30th Post-repair rights and remedies: Many shops don’t realize that Illinois law provides repairmen with a variety of options for enforcing payment for their services. Each one has its pros and cons so the question is knowing which option is best in a particular situation, presuming of course that you established your right to payment at the outset and protected it throughout the repair process.