If you or someone you care about are in a car accident, caused by someone else’s negligent behavior, you could receive compensation for various things. This doesn’t only include medical bills (for the sustained injuries) or lost wages (if you miss out from work) but also for property damages that were caused by the accident. Today, we will discuss what can be considered as property damage for a car accident in Arizona.
Vehicle damage is considered property damageIn every car accident, the main property damage you will have is the damage inflicted on your vehicle. Vehicle damage doesn’t always have to be catastrophic. Sometimes even minor damages or scratches can lead to expenses of thousands of dollars. Minor car accidents might not even cause significant damage that you can see, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that there aren’t any damages to the underlying panel of the vehicle which can compromise its functionality. The amount of compensation for each individual case varies on many factors, most important being the estimate from the auto shop repair. If the mechanic believes that the damage can be fixes and will cost less than the actual value of the vehicle, you will receive a repair estimate, which you can then submit to your insurance carrier and receive compensation for the property damage. On the other hand, if the value of the damage and repair is higher than the actual value of the vehicle, the car is considered to be totaled. This means that you will receive a check for your car’s pre-crash value.
Personal property damageA car accident in Arizona might not only cause damage to your vehicle. In fact, it’s quite common that other things, that were inside your vehicle, also get damaged. Personal property damage that is usually included is:
- Cell phones
- Stereo system
- Or other types of personal property of value