The overwhelming majority of posts on this blog concern personal injuries and related questions. It has occurred to me that a lot of people may have questions about the other half of a car accident claim, namely, the damage to your vehicle. Unlike many personal injury attorneys, if you were hurt in a car crash, my office will assist you with the property damage portion of your claim for free. Many attorneys do not want to get involved with the property damage portion of your claim and tell you that they will only represent you for the personal injury. In my opinion, that is doing only half the job and leaving far too much work on the shoulders of the client.
That said, what are your rights regarding the repair and/or valuation of your vehicle? Let’s talk about the two most common scenarios: If your car is a total loss or if it is repairable.
IF YOUR CAR IS A TOTAL LOSS