Car Accident Property Damage in Personal Injury Cases
In most accidents, on top of personal injuries, property damage is involved. It’s an unfortunate addition to your long list of problems in the aftermath of a car accident, but, if you retain an experienced property damage and personal injury lawyer, you may be entitled to compensation.
The best part? It’s free to start.
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Plus, our team of dedicated, hard-working property damage specialists are the best in the business at:
- Investigating liability coverage of motor vehicle accidents
- Setting up your post-accident vehicle inspections
- Holding insurance companies accountable for their client’s faults
- Setting up your car rental (if needed)
- Setting your car up for repairs with an auto repair shop (if needed)
- Checking in on your body shops’ progress (monitoring ETAs)
- Communicating with clients 1-on-1 daily
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What is property damage?
Personal injury and property damage are not the same.
- Personal injury is when your body is harmed because of someone else’s negligence.
- Property damage is when anything you own is lost or partially destroyed because of someone else’s negligence.
In California, the state minimum reward for property damage is $5,000, while the state minimum for personal injury is $15,000.
Types of property damage include, but are not limited to:
Proving property damage
Before you can start thinking about the recovery compensation amount you’ll receive for your property damage, you first must establish its value with evidence (I.e. receipts).
Generally, accepted types of evidence include, but are not limited to, proof of:
- Replacement value
- Cost of repairs
- Loss of use (until repaired)
- Proof of missing heirlooms, by way of subjective testimony
Property damage and car accidents
Property damage claims come into play when you get into a car accident (that’s not your fault), and property, such as:
- Car, truck, or motorcycle
- Personal items within your vehicle
- Damage to any other property caused by the accident…
…needs to be repaired or fully replaced.
Other accident expenses that may be covered include:
- Towing expenses, if your car can’t move
- Replacement parts, repairs, or total replacing of car
- Rental car expenses, while your car is in the shop
No insurance, no problem
If the at-fault party has the proper insurance in place, it doesn’t matter if you have insurance or not.
No immigration status, no problem
In the state of California, if you are an undocumented immigrant, and the victim of an auto accident (which wasn’t your fault), you DO have RIGHTS. You are free to pursue legal compensation for your damages. However, it is extremely important that you contact an experienced property damage and personal injury lawyer.
Learn more about undocumented immigrant personal injury rights on our blog.
Do not admit fault!
Whatever you do, do not admit fault to anyone! You could be jeopardizing your chances at receiving full and just compensation for your property damage and personal injury.
If you were in a car accident and suffered property damage, it is imperative that you contact the award-winning property damage lawyers of Wilshire Law Firm. Our team of legal experts is available 24/7, 365 at 1-800-522-7274.
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