The transmission is necessary to be able to drive your car. If you have been involved in a car crash and find out that your transmission is no longer functioning properly, you will need to get it repaired.
If the accident wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for any repairs needed to the transmission, and if injuries took place in the accident these may be covered by a personal injury claim as well.
A personal injury lawyer has the expertise to provide the help you need when compiling a claim for compensation.
Damages Recoverable After a Crash
Normally, a damages and personal injury claim is filed with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The damages claim will need to be compiled once a mechanic has provided either a quote or an invoice that you have already paid for the repairs to your transmission and any other damage to your car that took place during the accident.
If you have been injured to the extent you need to take time off work, your medical treatment and loss in wages while you recover should be included in the same claim as the repair bill for your transmission and any other vehicle damage.
Transmission repairs are the most expensive repair that a mechanic ever has to do. It can cost between $1,800 and $3,400, so your lawyer can make sure this hefty amount is included in the damages claim.
There may be other repairs that are also necessary. At the same time, your lawyer will have your claim for personal injury covered in the claim so that you won’t need to pay for hospital treatment. You may also get your wages paid if you must miss work while you recover.
Why Consider a Lawyer?
The most common reason for using a personal injury lawyer is that insurance companies aren’t necessarily willing to accept that their client caused the accident. However, a personal injury lawyer will know how to provide the necessary evidence to prove who or what caused the accident and damage to your car’s transmission.
The personal injury lawyer can calculate exactly what your claim is worth and present the bill to the at-fault driver’s insurer with a high chance of the claim being successful. Claims are usually negotiated out of court, which relieves the burden of you having to go through a stressful and time consuming court hearing.
Work With a PI Lawyer Today
Most PI lawyers work on contingency fee basis, which means as long as there is a high chance of your case reaching a settlement you won’t need to pay any legal fees until the settlement has been paid by the insurer. This is a great plus, as the lawyer will only take on your claim if there is a high chance it will be successful.
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