If your car has been crushed by a much larger vehicle such as a truck or bus, there will be a lot of damage to the car and anyone inside it may have been badly injured too. Not every accident happens on the open highway.
Collisions can take place while your car s unattended, for example in a parking lot or in a parking space on the side of the road. If your car’s frame has been damaged by another driver, you may be facing very expensive repair bills or even have to send it to the wreckers or scrap yard and buy another vehicle.
You should consider filing a claim for damages with the other driver’s insurance provider. As long as you have proof that the damage was not of your own making and was due to someone else’s negligence, you should be able to recover the cost of the damage done.
Filing a Claim for Car Frame Damage
If someone else crashed into your car or was responsible for catastrophic damage to your car such as damage to your car frame, you will need to know the details of the driver or person responsible. Details needed would include name, address, contact phone number, registration number of the vehicle, insurance provider and policy number.
When you file a claim with this insurance provider you will need to describe the accident, including how your car frame was damaged, when and where it was damaged and why you think the person involved caused the damage. You will need evidence that the damage was done to your car frame in the way described and provide an estimate of how much this has cost you, such as a quotation from a car repair shop.
Specific Evidence Needed for Proving Car Frame Damage
If your car frame has been damaged so badly that the car is unusable, you should have photographic evidence of the damage, preferably taken from several different angles with a date stamp on the photos. If another vehicle was involved, then you should also take photos of the positions of the two vehicles. If the damage was done by something else completely different such as a large object that had fallen on to your car, ten take photos of this as well.
Apart from photographic evidence, you should also try and take contact details from anyone who saw what happened and is prepared to make a statement. If police attend the scene of the accident which may happen if there is a traffic hold up or someone was injured, then they will complete an on-the-spot accident report which will give clues to how the damage was done.
Why you Should Work with a Lawyer When Filing for Car Frame Damage
If your car is badly damaged and you are worried about your chances of claiming compensation from whoever caused the damage you should talk to a car accident lawyer about your legal options. Complete the Free Case Evaluation today!