Following a Phoenix car accident, you may be left with injuries as well as property damage to your vehicle. If property damage occurs in a motor vehicle accident, the at-fault driver can be held liable for damages. The responsible individual’s insurance company will be held accountable for any repairs required. This can include:
- Vehicle repair
- Payment for a rental car if necessary
- Storage, towing or other costs associated with the vehicle following the accident
If you’re involved in an accident where the other driver is at-fault, you may want to file your claim with his or her insurance company as soon as possible so that you don’t have to pay a deductible before repairs are made. The other driver’s insurance company may also pay for a rental car while repairs are being made.
If it is determined that your vehicle is a total loss (“totaled”), then you may have to negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company in order to determine the value of your car. Insurance adjusters will try to pay you less than you deserve following your accident. For help with dealing with insurance companies and obtaining the compensation you deserve for the damage done to your vehicle, contact the experienced Phoenix property damage attorneys from Witson Law.
What Can I Recover for Damage to My Vehicle?
Following your car accident, it is important to document as much as possible. If you can, write down everything that happened. You should also take photographs to document the condition of your vehicle as well as the accident scene. This can help you in proving your claim and receiving the compensation you need for repairs.
The amount you can recover following your accident is typically the reasonable value of repairs and the reasonable value of a replacement vehicle. Insurance companies will try to prove that the value of your vehicle before the accident what less than what you are requesting, or that the value of your vehicle was not lost in the accident.
Phoenix Property Damage Lawyer
The loss of your car for an indefinite amount of time can impact your ability to get to work, or perform other necessary daily activities. At Witson Law, you can be sure to receive quality legal counsel from competent attorneys who will make your rights their number one priority. A Phoenix property damage lawyer can assist you in dealing with insurance companies in order to prove why you are entitled to compensation following your accident. Contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at (602) 358.8686 to schedule a free consultation.