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Can an Accident While Merging Damage My Transmission?

If you were in an accident while merging, you might be wondering if it could damage your transmission. Any time a vehicle has been in a crash where it has suffered front, rear, or side impact, your vehicle might need transmission or drive-line attention.

Sometimes the impact will cause enough energy to create a shock that is felt in the vehicle’s transmission as well as its body. The transmission takes energy from your car’s motor and then coverts it into power for the wheels to make the car operate.

The transmission’s role is to deliver energy, not absorb it or take the impact. Therefore, an accident while merging can damage your transmission.

What Should I Do After a Merging Accident?

Of course, you should take your vehicle to a qualified auto body repair shop for an inspection and written estimate after a car accident. They will thoroughly assess the physical damage to your car.

You should make them aware of any mechanical issues you have noticed after the crash. That means check for a transmission light or a check engine light and notice any unusual sounds, a sluggish takeoff, or shudders. Any of these could be signs of transmission damage.

Can an Accident While Merging Damage My Transmission?

A transmission repair shop will assess your vehicle’s drive line and transmission, determining if there was any damage to it because of the crash.

Getting Insurance to Pay

While insurance is much more willing to pay for your vehicle’s physical damage, it might be more challenging to get them to cover the costs of mechanical damage.

You should deal with a reputable repair shop that will support your claim and state the facts, showing that the damage was related to the crash and was not standard wear and tear or maintenance issues. With the help of the repair shop and a personal injury attorney, you should get your damages covered by the auto insurance company.

These damages will need to be included in your personal injury claim with the rest of the property damages. The repair shop will prepare a detailed estimate and explain how the impact damaged your vehicle’s transmission.

Damages That Might Be Suffered in a Merging Accident

In addition to injuries, the property damages resulting from a merging accident could be extensive. Damages might include physical damage, damage to the engine, and damage to the transmission. You should notice any changes in your vehicle’s operation and make sure it is thoroughly inspected by a qualified repair facility. You want to make sure all damages are properly addressed.

Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been involved in an accident while merging, you should consult with a personal injury attorney right away. Accident claims can be challenging, and a personal injury lawyer will aggressively pursue your claim and help you recoup compensation for your losses.

Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to have an attorney review your case and determine the best way to proceed with your claim.

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