If your property has been damaged or destroyed, you can claim it as part of your case.
If you have been injured in a car accident, chances are good that you have a lot of questions. Some of them may be incredibly complex, such as how you will be able to move forward with your life after being seriously injured. Some are less serious, but no less important. For instance, you may be wondering if you can recover for property damage as part of your overall personal injury case for your car accident. For many people, having a vehicle is necessary to get their lives back on track.
The good news is that if your property has been damaged or destroyed in a car accident, you can include it on your list of damages. This can include damage to your car as well as things that may have been in the vehicle when the accident happened. For example, you may have had your laptop with you, or had a trunk full of groceries or gifts. If those items are no longer useable as a result of the crash, then you can list them as part of your overall claim against the driver who was at fault for the accident.
A personal injury lawsuit has the goal of making the victim of the accident whole again — in other words, putting the person back in the same position as if the accident had not occurred. In many cases, that is simply not possible. After all, if a person has suffered a physical or emotional injury (like post traumatic stress disorder) from being in a car crash, the reality is that he or she will likely never be the same as before. Pain may linger, disabilities may be permanent, and the mental impact of such a traumatic incident may last for years. However, an award or settlement for a car accident can help with some of the recovery process by covering medical treatment and easing the stress of paying bills and other household expenses.
When it comes to property damage, recovering money through a personal injury lawsuit may come closer to making a person whole again than it does with physical and emotional injuries. For example, a new car can be purchased and a computer can be replaced (although you may have lost important documents or photographs that were stored on the computer). Including property damage as part of a personal injury claim can help you get back on your feet after an accident. Your car accident attorney can help you add this to your claim by using receipts and other documentation of the value of the goods that were damaged or destroyed.
If you have been in a car accident, contact the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today at 800-333-0000 or email@example.com to schedule a free consultation. We are the top car accident attorneys in Southern California, with a 95% success rate. Our attorneys have helped more 100,000 people recover more than $2 billion dollars in settlements and awards. We are available to our clients 7 days a week, and we never charge a fee unless we recover money for you!