3 Car Accident Facts
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, you may be wondering if you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Here are 3 car accident facts that are important to know before you make a personal injury claim. Contact our office for a free consultation.
3 Car Accident Facts | Personal Injury Protection
If your vehicle is damaged, it will be repaired at a reputable shop. There will be no deductible, and the other party will pay for the damages. If the other party is not insured, your vehicle will be covered under collision coverage, but you will pay any deductibles. Any Injuries of damages you suffer include economic and noneconomic damages. An individual, or their deceased love one, must have a permanent or significant injury in order to qualify for non-economic damages.
3 Car Accident Facts | Recoverable Damages
If you are injured in an automobile accident, there are basically two types of damages that you can receive. One, to repair your vehicle and the other for the injuries that you suffer in the accident under the damages available to repair your vehicle. If your damage to your vehicle amounts to over 80% of the fair market value of your vehicle, your vehicle will not be repaired. The company will provide you with a fair market value of your vehicle at the time of the accident, plus applicable sales tax so you can go out and buy another vehicle. In terms of your damages for your bodily injuries, you have two types of damages, you have economic damages which are unpaid medical bills, those that are not paid by your PIP and unpaid wage loss that’s not paid by your PIP. In addition, there are non-economic damages to include pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, disability or impairment and also loss of the ability to enjoy life’s pleasures. These non-economic damages are very subjective in nature and in order to be eligible for those you basically need to have suffered a permanent injury as a result of the accident, something that your doctor will render his opinion on in his reports and his records.
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3 Car Accident Facts | Gather Evidence Immediately After the Crash
You will want to take down information about your accident, record witness information, take photographs, cooperate with police officers, and seek medical attention. Anything you say to the police officer during investigation will not be inadmissible in court.
If you have been injured in a car accident, please call our experienced Tampa car accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.