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An Atlanta Car Accident Attorney Explains Property Damage Claims


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4/25/2011
Shane Smith
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If you have been injured in a Georgia car crash, chances are that it wasn't just your body that sustained damage. It is very likely that your car needs repairs or replacement and that you have lost other personal property as well.
 
If your accident was caused by another driver, you are entitled to payment for the repair or replacement of any property damaged in the accident.  This not only includes the damage to your car, but also the damage to your clothes, to your eyeglasses, to your cell phone or other personal property. 
 
If your property can be repaired, you are entitled to the cost of repairs as well as compensation for any decline in value after the repairs. If your property cannot be repaired, you may be reimbursed its cash value before the accident. 
 
Your property damage claim should be paid by the insurance company of the person who caused the accident.  If you have been injured, your Atlanta accident attorney will include the value of your damaged property in the total value of your claim.  
 
If you have not been injured, and your accident involved only property damage, you can settle directly with the insurance adjustor.  To make sure the payment you receive is fair, you can determine the value of your possessions using Kelly Blue Book values (for cars) and on-line auction sites such as eBay.  
 
For more information, download Atlanta accident attorney Shane Smith's free guide: "Property Damage Guide For Georgia."

Category: Auto Accidents

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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