Car accident claims are one of the leading sources of personal injury cases in the entire country. Around half of all accidents result in an injury claim, and a considerable amount of those ultimately become lawsuits. The clear majority, however, fly under the radar. They are so small and insignificant that the driver does not remember to file with their insurance company. They put it off. Don’t let that be the case, though.
Types of Easily Forgettable Claims
When you file an auto claim with your insurance company, their top question will be regarding how badly the vehicle was damaged. The damage is categorized as “minor,” “moderate,” and “severe.” When it comes to minor damage, many vehicle owners don’t want the hassle of filing paperwork with their insurance provider. They would instead handle the issue on their own. It’s understandable, but not very efficient.
Minor damage typically includes:
- Cracked headlights
Moderate damage includes:
- Large dents
- Deployed airbags
- Broken doors
- Destroyed fender
No matter the type of damage, take the time to file a claim with your insurance company. It may be easily forgettable, but the damages you receive should cover the cost of repairs with ease.
Hiring an Attorney
If you’ve experienced minor damage to your vehicle after an accident, determining whether hiring a lawyer is the right move is a personal decision. If you’re not keen on handling the paperwork or insurance companies, then, by all means, schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney.
Lawyers are typically reserved for more considerable damage, though. Consider the cost of repairs before hiring an attorney to handle your case, then make your move!
To schedule a consultation with an experienced car accident attorney, contact Todd R. Durham Law Firm by calling (214) 222-4000. We understand that car accidents – big or small – can be terrifying and stressful. We’re here for you!