Hiram, Georgia Attorney
Most car accident victims feel that they can settle their own property damage for their car accident, and they wouldn’t be wrong. The problem we see, as a car accident law firm, is that the insurance company often tricks people into settling both the property damage and the personal injury all at once.
Once the check is cashed, or the release is signed, the claim is over. Watch the video as Attorney James Murphy explains further what happens with your vehicle after an accident.
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Please be advised that this video is not legal advice. I’m not your lawyer until you and I enter a written agreement for me to be your lawyer. I know the arguments the insurance company will make – and so should you – even before you file your claim. I can offer suggestions and identify traps, but please do not construe anything in this video to be legal advice about your case, as each case is different and an attorney can only give you quality legal advice when he or she understands the facts involved in your case.
Can I settle my own property damage case?
Hi, this is attorney James Murphy, and we get questions like this from residents of Hiram or Paulding County all the time. You may want to settle the property damage portion of your case with your insurance company, even though you haven’t finished your medical treatment. But be careful when you sign a release. You want to be sure that that release is only for the property damage portion of your case. So one of two things is going to happen. Either they are going to pay to repair your car, or they are going to total it out. If the cost to repair your car exceeds the total value of your car, then they are just going to total it out. But, you may want to review the check before you sign it to make sure you are not giving up your rights to a personal injury claim in your car accident case. I see this all the time! Sometimes folks think they are just settling the property damage portion, but they signed away their entire claim, by signing a release for the accident. Be careful about what you sign with the insurance company. You may want to have a lawyer review it before you sign. If you are settling the property damage portion of your case, and you wonder if you are getting a fair amount from the insurance company, Click the next video to find out.