If your car was totaled in an accident that was caused by another driver, then you have rights. The insurance company won’t actually buy you a new car, but they will send you a check so you can replace your car.
You should not expect to buy a brand-new vehicle – unless the car that you lost was brand-new. What the insurance company will do is provide you with enough money to replace the car you had. So, if your car was 2 or 5 or 10 years old, you should be given enough money to buy a similar car.
Sounds easy, right? Not so fast. While the insurance company will offer you money to buy a replacement car, they don’t always give you enough money to actually replace what you had. In this case, you can push back and ask that they fairly compensate you for your loss.
While getting your car replaced is important, making sure the insurance company takes care of your personal injury claim is even more important. Insurance companies don't like to pay people money, so they do everything they can to reduce or even elimnate your claim. They may seem fair when they're just dealing with the totaled car, but when it comes to your injuries, they will try their best to not pay you a dime.
Getting a free consultation from an experienced attorney after your car accident is a good first step. You will learn the mistakes the insurance company wants you to make and how to avoid them. An attorney can help ensure that you get the money you need to replace your car and to make sure that the insurance company will pay for your medical treatment for your injuries.
The experienced attorneys here at VB have helped hundreds of people who have been injured in car accidents. We will evaluate your claim and give you your best options for getting compensation after your car accident. Give us a call today at 877.724.7800 to discuss your case.