An automobile accident is always a stressful situation, and insurance companies know this. A motor vehicle accident typically causes two kinds of damages: property damage and personal injury damages. When you are involved in an auto accident that is not your fault, the fault driver’s insurance company will often try to get you to settle all of your claims, both to property damage and personal injuries, at the time you resolve your property damage claims. It is usually a bad idea to sign such a release without consulting with an attorney first. You should always wait until after you have consulted both a physician and an attorney before you sign any release relating to any aspect of your personal injury claim.
Property damage claims can be resolved separately from your personal injury claims.
- Total Loss
Personal Injury Damages
In all personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, you are entitled to recover general damages for your pain, suffering, and emotional distress. You are also entitled to recover special damages, which include any medical bills, wage loss, and other out-of-pocket expenses arising as a result of the auto accident.
At the Grega Law Group, we have over 20 years of experience dealing with motor vehicle accidents, and we are aware of all of the little tricks and traps that insurance companies use to maximize their profits and limit your recovery. If you have been injured in an auto accident, feel free to contact us for a free consultation.