So how does your property damage get taken care of?
That’s an extremely important question that quite honestly all of our clients have. There’s a role that you play in that and there’s certainly a role that we play in that. First and foremost we are a law firm that actually helps you take care of your property damages. Lots of law firms will actually make you take care of that on your own and they’ll just help you on your injury case. We will help you on that. First and foremost we want to make sure that your car gets actually removed a tow yard if that’s where it’s currently at because while it’s sitting at the tow yard it’s incurring storage fees. And so we’ll need your participation in doing that.
We also want to get you into a rental car as quickly as possible and we’ll need your participation in that as well. Now, as we get you into that rental car, it’s important to understand we don’t want you to purchase the extra liability coverage that the rental company wants to sell you. Your auto insurance will actually cover you while you’re driving the rental car. The other important piece is if your car is totaled and it’s not fixable, as soon as the at-fault party’s insurance pays you for your totaled vehicle you will need to take that rental car back and turn it in. And so during the process, if your car actually has been totaled or you think it is, you need to start the process of figuring out where you’re going to get your new vehicle from.
If your car is fixable, while it’s being fixed in the body shop we’ll keep you in a rental so you’ll have a way to do the things that you need to do, get to work, get your kids to school, get to your doctors appointments. But it’s complicated so if you’ve been injured in an accident and you’re watching this you need to call us and we’ll help you take care of all of that.