A surprisingly large number of personal injury and auto accident attorneys will only handle the personal injury portion of a claim and not handle the property damage to your car. I do not understand this procedure and I assure you that I will personally handle your entire auto accident claim including property damage.
Property damage refers to the entire process of repairing your vehicle, acquiring rental cars, towing, and resolving total losses, if applicable. It is an important part of an auto accident and needs prompt attention to make sure you are not without a car for long and that your family car is quickly and efficiently repaired.
I feel that car accident attorneys, such as myself, have a duty to represent you for the entire claim. Here are several reasons why:
- It is inappropriate for you to speak with the opposing insurance company even if it is only about the property damage.
- It takes quite a few phone calls to organize all of the parties involved... insurance companies, auto bodies, rental car companies, property adjusters, etc. This is not work that you should have to do while recovering from a serious personal injury!
- If your property damage is not dealt with in a satisfactory way, it must be resolved through litigation and only an attorney can prepare for that possibility.
It is always important to hire a personal injury attorney when hurt in an auto accident. In return for his or her services you are going to give up 1/3 of your total settlement. That is a good deal of money and you should be sure that your attorney is going to handle your ENTIRE case!
Do not hire an attorney or law firm that asks you to handle all the headaches and sacrifice all the time necessary to resolve a property damage claim. If you are hurt following an auto accident, your only concern should be recovering, not calling an auto body to find out when your car will finally be fixed!
Remember - I used to work for an auto insurance company and I know how the entire process works. If you have been injured in a Rhode Island or Massachusetts accident, let my office make the process as smooth and comfortable as possible!