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Injury Vs Property Damage

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When you have a car accident that causes you injury, your car probably has damage as well. Personal injury claims—claims for physical injuries—and property damage claims—claims for the damage to your vehicle—are handled separately under the law.

car accident lawyer at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy can help you with your personal injury claim, but typically, your property damage claim can be handled without the help of an attorney.

What’s Covered in Personal Injury Claims?

If you’re injured in an auto accident, your lawyer may seek damages—or compensation—for your:

  • current and future medical expenses,
  • lost wages,
  • pain and suffering,
  • permanent injuries or scarring,
  • and more.

Your insurance policy may cover some of these damages. As your car accident lawyers, it’s our job to hold the at-fault party—or responsible driver—accountable for the injuries you sustained. Without a lawyer on your side, you may not receive the full amount of compensation you’re owed.

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Property Damage Claims

Property damage claims are designed to cover the cost of damage to your vehicle—or personal property. Damages sought in property damage claims typically include:

  • repairs to or replacing your car,
  • towing expenses if your car can’t be driven,
  • rental car expenses while your car is being repaired or replaced,
  • damage to personal items inside the car,
  • and damage to other property caused by the accident.

In most cases, the at-fault party is responsible for covering the costs associated with your property damage claim. If that driver doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance to cover the cost of the damages, your insurance may have to cover these costs.

Help if You Need It

If you feel uncomfortable handling your property damage claim without the help of a lawyer, the Ohio car accident attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy can help you through this process. Call us today at (216) 621-2300 or complete a free initial consultation form.