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I recently had an auto claim due to an accident where I was hit from behind. It was not my fault. The repair shop completed the repairs and submitted what they said was a final bill to me, which I paid using the check the insurance had initially sent to me. They then filed for a supplement from the insurance company, even though no additional cost was indicated on my invoice. Is this standard? They did not indicate a supplement was needed at the time I picked up my car.
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Yes, it is not unusual. The repair shop will try to get as much money as they can from the insurance company. So often they will try to file for more money even after being paid for the initial cost. It is now between them and the insurance company. They are not (or should not) try to collect from you if the insurance company denies them. And it does not reflect on you in any way.

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