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Who Will Pay for Property Damage After a Car Accident?

Written by: The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A.

Getting Your Car Fixed After a Florida Auto Accident

If you are involved in a car accident, you may wonder who is responsible for your damages. While many people worry about whether they will receive compensation for their injuries, they overlook the fact that they may need vehicle repairs. In some instances, the car may be totaled and they will need to seek money to replace the vehicle. Determining who should pay for these damages can be challenging without the help of a qualified attorney.

At the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., our lawyers can help you understand your rights after an auto accident. We fight for individuals who have suffered losses in car crashes throughout Florida. Whether you were seriously injured or your vehicle needs to be repaired, we can help. Contact our office today at (800) 555-4011 to schedule a free consultation. 

Obtaining Compensation After a Car Accident

Unfortunately, it doesn’t take a high-speed collision for there to be a lot of damage done to a vehicle. Today’s cars are designed with lightweight materials that help them absorb the impact during a crash. While they are generally safer than the tanks of previous decades, they are also more prone to getting crushed and are expensive to fix.

In order to receive compensation for the damage to your vehicle, you have two options. First, you can file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. By filing a claim against the other driver’s insurance company you can avoid having to pay your deductible. However, you will have less control over the quality of the repairs leading to a long, drawn-out dispute.

The second option is to file a claim with your own insurance company if you have purchased collision coverage. By having your vehicle fixed with your insurance company, you will have to pay your deductible. However, our car accident lawyers can help you recover your deductible from the other party’s insurance company if they were at fault.

Filing a Claim with Your Insurance Provider

Another benefit of filing a claim through your own insurance carrier is that they have a contractual obligation to repair your vehicle. It may also be faster to process a claim through your own insurance company since it is less likely to end in a dispute. Whether you choose to file a claim with your own insurance provider or through another driver’s policy, it is always recommended that you consult with an attorney.

You should never sign anything or make any statements without first speaking with a qualified lawyer. Even if you are filing through your collision coverage, you should still talk to an attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities. 

Call Now for a Free Consultation

If you sustained property damage after an auto accident, contact our office at (800) 555-4011 for a free consultation. Let us help you get the recovery you deserve. Call now to discuss your case with an attorney. We proudly serve clients throughout Florida and have several convenient locations. There are no fees unless you recover damages.

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