Suffering injuries such as fractures or a concussion after a car collision can be devastating. In addition to suffering personal injuries, some survivors of car collisions in Key West also suffer property damage, and it can be challenging to seek recovery for this type of damage in some cases.
Types of Property Damage in Key West Car Crashes
Generally speaking, there are two types of property damage which are common. The first is damage to personal items inside and outside the car. For example, in a car collision, your laptop or phone may be crushed and may need replacement and repairs. You may need new glasses if those are damaged or your wedding band may have been damaged or cut off by emergency responders because they were acting to save your life.
The second type of damage can occur if damage to your real estate occurs because of a car collision. Someone may crash into your yard or home during a collision, causing thousands of dollars in damage and putting you at risk. Even if you’re not behind the wheel of a car, you may be involved in the impact of a crash if someone crashes into your car parked in your driveway or runs into a tree on your property.
In some cases, the impact on real estate can be devastating. A car can collide with your home with enough force to cause structural damage. You may need to stay in a hotel for a few days for an engineer to inspect the damage and repairs to damaged electrical systems and the foundation can cost over a hundred thousand dollars. In addition, anything inside the property can be damaged after a direct impact with your home.
Property Damage Claims After a Collision
It’s easy to say property amounts to “just things.” Of course your life and health are more important than your possessions, but property damage can still be emotionally and financially devastating. It can be painful if a piece of jewelry with a strong emotional value is damaged beyond repair in a crash. And it can be challenging to replace a new laptop worth thousands of dollars.
Of course, you expect car insurance or homeowners’ insurance to help. However, insurers need to impress their shareholders, and often this means resolving claims inexpensively. When you try to make a claim, you may find that your policy has exceptions or that the amount you are offered does not fully cover the cost of your damages.
Working with an experienced car accident claims attorney means your attorney may be able to negotiate with your insurer or may be able to launch a legal claim if you qualify. If you have suffered injury or damages in a car accident in Key West and are having trouble getting fair treatment from your insurance company or just want a second opinion about whether the amount offered to you is fair, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Key West car collision attorney. There is no obligation and you get a chance to ask questions about your rights and legal options.