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What If My Doors Are Damaged in an Accident?

If your doors were damaged in an accident, you will need to have your car repaired by a trustworthy and qualified auto repair facility. If the doors are severely damaged, you should not try to drive the vehicle. Damaged doors might be unable to open, or they might not be able to properly close. Sometimes door damage is minor, but at other times, it is more severe, and the entire door might require replacement.

If your doors are damaged in an accident, you might suffer serious injuries because of the severity of the impact. As an example, a T-bone collision hits directly in the side, so the doors are damaged. These are serious crashes that can lead to life-altering injuries or even result in death.

What to Do After a Crash Where Your Doors Were Damaged

If you were in an accident that damaged your doors, you should stay on the scene and call for the police. An accident report will be completed. This accident report will include a preliminary investigation and determine fault. The at fault driver will be liable for the damages that resulted. Use your smartphone to take photos of the accident scene and the damages if you can.

You should seek medical care right away. Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, get checked out and establish care. Some injuries are not obvious until several days or even several weeks later. If your injuries are serious or life-threatening, call for an ambulance.

Maintain documentation that supports your claim and shows your damages. Medical records, medical bills, proof of missed work and lost wages, and repair estimates along with the accident report and photos will support your claim.

Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim

After you have been in an accident that damaged your doors, you should document everything and determine which damages you suffered. Several damages might result from a crash. Here are a few of the more common damages.

  • Medical expenses – past and future
  • Lost wages – past and future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Long-term or permanent disabilities
  • More

You will need to make sure all your damages are included in your personal injury claim because you cannot file an additional claim later. Be sure to include documentation that supports your damages with your demand letter to the other driver and his or her insurance company.

What If My Doors Are Damaged in an Accident?

Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were in an accident where your car’s doors were damaged, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. Working on a contingency basis, personal injury lawyers do not charge anything up front or out of pocket. Your lawyer will not be paid until they get you compensated.

Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page, so a local lawyer can review the details of your case and help you proceed in the best way for your situation. Get your claim on the right track today!

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