Georgia State Insurance and Safety fire commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, says that Georgians have filed more than an estimated 10 million insurance claims because of the winter storms.
With those spike in claims, many collision centers also began to see an influx in business as damaged cars have been pouring in.
Hunter Bryan of Maaco Body Shop says that the increase has been good, but hectic.
“It was pretty chaotic. We had people coming in and out that have been accident-related from the ice as well as poor vision from the snow,” said Bryan.
Bryan says their business was up by about 30 percent.
KN Collision Repair was also among the many body shops to see an influx of damaged cars come in.
Owner Ken Nicholson says he’s fixed 15 cars since last week and has about 10 left to finish. “The average claim was about US$4,500,” said Nicholson.
Both shops say they expect to receive more claims.