My vehicle was totaled in a car accident. What should I do next?
Posted by Ben Sessions | | Car / Auto Accident
After a serious car accident, the first concern is and should be how to get the medical care and treatment that you need. You long-term health is the primary worry that you should have. On the other end of the spectrum in terms of what we should have to worry over is the storage expenses associated with where your car was towed after the wreck. However, for many of our clients, finances are extremely hard and tough, and an extra $50 taken out of their family’s pocket after an accident is a huge concern. Those financial concerns are even more extreme after a car accident that limits your ability to work and earn income.
Although you would hope that an insurer would be reasonable in terms of not penalizing you for your vehicle remaining at a tow lot after your wreck, many people are extremely upset to realize that tow yard storage expenses are deducted from their property damage settlement.
After a car accident, you have a duty to mitigate (decrease) your damages.
Your property damage claim can be maintained completely separate from your personal injury claim. In the context of your property damage claim, you have a duty not to incur any more expenses than is necessary. If you unnecessarily leave your vehicle in a tow lot when it could have been removed to another location (perhaps to your home), then you are incurring expenses that could have been avoided.
If you overwhelmed with all of the things that need to be taken care of after a car accident, we can help.
You don’t need to go through this process alone. The car accident lawyers at The Sessions Law Firm can help you through this process so that you can avoid common pitfalls that will cost you and your family money. Contact our office today for a free consultation.