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Do You Need a PI Attorney If Your Bumper Was Damaged?

Car accidents happen every single day. When there is an accident, vehicle bumpers are often broken and dented. Depending on your make and model of car, this can be an expensive repair.

If another driver caused the crash because of his or her negligence, then you can pursue a personal injury claim against the other driver to cover the cost of all your damages, including the cost of repairing the broken bumper. You should consult with a personal injury attorney to assist you with your claim because they are complex.

Damaged Bumper in a Car Accident

Any kind of auto repair can be expensive. Fortunately, most bumper repairs can be handled quickly if it is just a dent. Other times, a your entire bumper may need to be replaced. However, the vehicle might need to be towed after the crash because of your inability to safely drive.

Depending on the severity of the bumper damage, the cost can change. A personal injury attorney can help you establish the cost to repair your bumper and how must to file a claim for.

How to Prove You Weren’t at Fault for the Crash

You must prove the other driver is liable for your damages because of their negligence. All four elements of negligence must be shown. Here are those four elements, which your personal injury attorney will help you with during the claims process:

Duty – You must show that the other party owed you a duty. In this case, all drivers owe others the duty to drive safely and adhere to traffic regulations.

The duty was breached – You must show the other driver ignored safety protocol. For example, he merged into your lane too quickly and sideswiped your car and that threw debris that dented your bumper.

Causation – Now you must show that the reckless behavior is what caused your damages. The sideswiping your car caused the damages, including the dented bumper.

Damages – Now you will prove your losses. You will need photos of the damaged bumper and your estimate and/or receipt for repairing the damaged bumper.

Do You Need a PI Attorney If Your Bumper Was Damaged?

Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were involved in an accident that left your car with a broken bumper, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who practices accident injury law in your state. With the help of a lawyer, your odds of a successful personal injury claim increase greatly.

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