“I Need My Car Fixed ASAP!”
If your accident has damaged your car so that you can’t drive it, it places an immediate and significant burden on you as well as your relatives/friends who are giving you rides. Your car needs to be fixed right away, and it needs to be fixed properly. We understand this, and we have developed a strategy that will get you back on the road as soon as possible.
Our Attorneys Can Advise You About Handling the Damage Claim (Saving You Money!)
Our first line of attack is to work “behind the scenes” to help you settle the vehicle damage claim on your own. We do this because if you can do the vehicle damage claim yourself—with advice from us—then we don’t take an attorney fee on this part of the claim. (You are going to need all that money to pay the body shop.) If all goes well, then the insurance company for the at-fault driver will acknowledge its responsibility to pay, and you will be able to work things out by sending the estimate, getting the car repaired and then arranging payment with the insurance company. In this way, you get back on the road as soon as the car can be repaired.
Don’t worry, we will be there every step of the way and will answer all your questions, but we don’t want to take a fee unless the insurance company forces our hand. Most clients really appreciate this strategy.
We’re Ready to Fight If the Insurance Company Isn’t Cooperative
Unfortunately, some insurance companies do not want to do the right thing. Sometimes, the insurance company makes a bogus claim that you were at fault and refuses to pay anything to repair the car. Sometimes they do not want to fix the car properly, and other times they only agree to pay for part of the repair work. When this happens, we assume primary responsibility for the vehicle damage claim and employ all our resources, leverage, and experience to keep the insurance company honest and maximize your recovery. Not only do we seek the true cost of the repairs, but we also seek money for “loss of use.” (Loss of use is the reasonable rental value of a substitute car for the time required to repair your car.) Thus, if your car is in the shop for two weeks, then we seek the amount it would have cost to rent a car for that two week period. Additionally, we also seek compensation for the car’s reduction in value. Everybody knows that a car that has been wrecked and repaired is worth less than the car would have been worth if it had never been in an accident. For newer cars, this decrease in value can be as much as a few thousand dollars. Thus, even after the car has been repaired, we seek compensation for the difference between the value of your car before the accident and its value after it has been wrecked and repaired.
Contact Our Lawyers Today to Get Help Right Away
From our office in San Antionio, our attorneys are able to help the victims of car accidents throughout the region get back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. If you were in a wreck and would like to discuss your legal options, give us a call today at 210-340-8877.