If you have been involved in a car accident, your car may have suffered damages and you may have suffered personal injuries. You might have to prove that you suffered losses in the accident, and for your personal injury claim to be successful you must show that the other driver was negligent and provide documentation to show your losses.
If your car window was broken or damaged in a crash, you will need to show that those damages were a direct result of the accident or the other driver’s insurance will not cover your losses.
Showing Your Car’s Window Damage Was from the Crash
Window damages can happen in many ways. A rock could be thrown by a lawnmower, or a child might throw a ball and hit the window. A limb could fall from a tree, or a storm with hail could crack the glass. Or your car could be involved in a crash that causes the glass or window damage.
Deploying airbags, flying debris, or the force of the impact could result in damaging your windows. Windows can be pricy repairs, with both the replacement of the glass and the possible replacement of the parts that make the window operate properly.
When you are in a car accident, you will need to show that your damages are directly from the crash. Always stay on the scene of the accident, exchange insurance information and contact details with the other driver, and call the police. You will want an accident report to be completed. This report can help prove that your damages were from the crash.
Here are some other ways you can support your claim:
- Get photos of the accident scene from all angles. Be sure to get the cars from all sides, showing the point of impact and all the damages that your car suffered in the crash.
- Ask the witnesses to provide written statements. These statements can be very helpful with your claim. Ask for their names and contact details as well because you may need additional information.
- Keep a copy of the towing bill and rental car receipts, if applicable.
- Get written estimates for repairing the damage to your vehicle, including the windows.
- Get statements from coworkers, neighbors, or anyone who saw the condition of the vehicle before the accident.
- Maintain copies of other damages, such as medical bills and medical records.
Consult With a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a wreck, or if your car suffered window damages in a car accident, consult with a personal injury attorney who is licensed in your state. With the help of a lawyer, you are much more likely to have a successful personal injury claim and recover your property damages.
There is a statute of limitations for pursuing your claim, so don’t wait too long to file a claim. Accident injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to worry about and no upfront costs. Get your free case review today.