The injuries caused by car accidents can be devastating for all parties involved, as they may be severe, permanent, and may even result in death. However, the majority of car accidents typically result in minor injuries or property damage.
Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident in which just property damage results can sometimes be simple, especially in situations where there is little debate about the facts of the accident like which driver is at-fault.
In addition, in situations like these, the insurance companies of the two drivers will typically be able to sort things out without the need for attorneys and without the need to file a car accident lawsuit.
Nevertheless, often times the parties involved in a car accident with property damage will need to hire an experienced car accident attorney to deal both with the insurance companies and other parties involved in the process.
If your car or any other piece of property was damaged as a result of a car accident, contact the property damage car accident lawyers of Abbott Law Group today to determine your legal rights.
Property Damage Compensation
When one is involved in a car accident in which his or her property was damaged, there are many questions that arise that the party who was not at fault will want answered.
For instance, what compensation am I entitled to recover?
Am I entitled to a rental car while mine is being repaired?
What happens if the insurance company deems my car totaled?
What if the other person’s insurance refuses to pay for the property damage?
These are just a few of the questions and concerns that may arise when handling property damage car accident cases, and they are all questions that the car accident attorneys of Abbott Law Group can answer for you.
Typically, one may file a car accident claim for property damage in order to recover compensation for the following:
Car repairs, including the cost of replacement parts and labor,
Vehicle towing expenses,
Costs of renting a car,
Cost of upgrades installed in one’s vehicle such as an audio system or any other non-stock item, and
Any other damaged personal property inside the vehicle.
If you were involved in a car accident in which your property was damaged, it is important to take an active role in recovering compensation from your, or the at-fault party’s, insurance company.
The first step in recovering compensation is to effectively respond immediately following the accident.
Call the police after the accident, as a police report can help prove who was at-fault and will be liable for the property damage.
While at the accident scene, write down the other driver’s contact information and the name and policy number for his or her insurance company.
It is also important to take pictures of the accident scene immediately afterward.
Use your cell phone or a camera to photograph:
Any damage to all of the vehicle involved
The area and streets around the scene
The positioning of the cars
Any damaged personal property and
Any other evidence of the accident.
After the accident contact your insurance company and then contact our car accident attorneys today to determine whether or not you may recover compensation for property damage.
Property Damage Car Accident Lawyers
The attorneys of Abbott Law Group will fight to obtain the maximum compensation to which you may be legally entitled as a result of a car accident. Abbott Law Group’s team of car accident attorneys and professionals have over 30 years of experience litigating car accident cases involving property damage. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.