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Accidents happen every day. Some types of accidents are more serious than others. If an accident victim is lucky, they can walk away with nothing more than minor vehicle damage. In other cases, an accident can result in significant property damage as well as serious injuries. Regardless of whether you were involved in a pedestrian accident, slip and fall, or car accident, you must file a claim and pursue compensation to cover the cost of property damage.

What Are the Different Types of Property Damage Accident Victims Can Pursue Compensation for?

The different types of property damage that accident victims can pursue compensation for include:

Vehicle Damage

Property damage claims are commonly filed for damage to vehicles involved in motor vehicle collisions. This includes damage to cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, or any other vehicles affected by the accident. Compensation may cover the cost of repairs or replacement of the damaged vehicle, as well as related expenses such as towing and storage fees.

Personal Property Damage

Personal property damage refers to damage to belongings or items inside the vehicle or on the accident victim’s person at the time of the accident. This can include cell phones, clothing, electronics, luggage, car seats, or other personal items damaged as a result of the accident. Victims may seek compensation for the repair or replacement of damaged personal property.

Rental Vehicle Expenses

If the victim’s vehicle is damaged in the accident and requires repairs, they may seek compensation for the cost of renting a replacement vehicle while their vehicle is being repaired. This is commonly referred to as loss of use or rental reimbursement coverage.

Specialty Equipment and Modifications

If the vehicle involved in the accident has specialized equipment, modifications, or aftermarket accessories, victims can seek compensation for the repair or replacement of these items. 

This can include features such as:

  • Wheelchair lifts
  • Custom wheels
  • Stereo systems
  • Other modifications

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What is Considered Property Damage in a Car Accident?

Property damage can be related to anything involved in a motor vehicle collision that is not human. This could be the vehicle, the stereo inside the vehicle, the laptop inside the vehicle, the driver’s cell phone, and other items of value. 

Property damage is typically defined by the cost of repairs or replacement value.

Property Damage Claims Are Handled Through Insurance Companies

If you were involved in an accident, you must file a claim to recover the cost of property damage. While you don’t always need an auto accident lawyer, hiring an experienced attorney can increase your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our auto accident lawyers can handle settlement negotiations with the claims adjuster and ensure they offer you a fair settlement amount. This often involves a long process of going back and forth making counteroffers. The insurance company is not on your side and they will often do whatever they can to deny a claim or minimize payout. However, an auto accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins will help you fight for the compensation you need to repair or replace your vehicle.

How to File a Property Damage Claim

  • Contact the police at the scene of the accident so they create a police report.
  • Exchange information with the other party. If you were involved in an auto accident, obtain their insurance information.
  • Obtain a copy of the police report or accident report. The information in a police report can help prove the other party was negligent, strengthening your case.
  • Your attorney can help you fill out an insurance claim form online and can also handle all interactions with the insurance company. If you must give a statement, your attorney can discuss what you should and shouldn’t say. 

Filing a claim for property damage after an accident doesn’t have to be complex. Your auto accident attorney can guide you through the process and ensure you include all of the information and evidence necessary to help you recover a fair settlement.

When Should I File a Property Damage Claim?

Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for property damage claims. If you fail to file a claim within this time frame, your case may be dismissed and you will be unable to recover any compensation for your vehicle or other types of personal property damage. To ensure your claim is filed correctly and within the statute of limitations, hire a personal injury lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins. They will handle every aspect of your claim, while you focus on moving forward with your life.

Do I Have to Hire an Attorney to File A Property Damage Claim?

While the claims process may seem straightforward, it’s not without its challenges. You are not required by law to hire a personal injury lawyer to file a property damage claim, however, doing so can ensure your claim is accurately valued and that you pursue the compensation you need to repair or replace your damaged property. 

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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we offer free consultations to discuss your case. 
If you were involved in a personal injury accident and your property was damaged, contact an attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible. We can meet with you to go over your case, discuss your legal options and rights, and determine the best course of action moving forward. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve, for an accident that was caused by the negligence of another. 

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