Property Damage – Steps to Follow

The New York City accident lawyers at the Raphaelson Levine Law Firm are here to help and make your life easier when it comes to accidents.

If you are involved in an automobile accident and have sustained property damage to your car please follow these simple steps in order to expedite the process of settling your property damage claim:

1. Make sure you advise our office of where the damaged car is being kept.

2. Make sure the car is being kept in a place that is accessible to an insurance appraiser who may want to inspect the damages to your car.

3. Take photographs of the damage to your car if possible.

4. Obtain an independent appraisal of the damages to your car if possible.

5. You may freely allow any person, whether employed by your insurance company or the other parties insurance company to inspect the damage to your vehicle for appraisal purposes.

6. You may speak with the other parties’ insurance company if they contact you for the sole purpose of scheduling an appointment for them to appraise your car, however all you should tell them is when and where your car can be inspected. Do not discuss any details about the accident or your injuries.

7. Please remember that although we understand your immediate need to get your car fixed and will make every effort to expedite this matter, that in many cases it does take time to resolve your property damage claim. This is because we are dealing with the other parties’ insurance company whose interests are adverse to yours. While we are concerned about the resolution of your property damage claim we must also make 100% sure that the settlement of your property damage claim will have positive bearings on your bodily injury claim. This is especially important since in most cases your bodily injury claim is worth significantly more money than your property damage claim. Following the procedures above will help us expedite your claim.

If you have been involved in a car accident in New York contact the lawyers at the Raphaelson and Levine Law Firm Today at 1-800 LAWS-WORK.

The New York City accident lawyers at the Raphaelson Levine Law Firm are here to help and make your life easier when it comes to accidents.

If you are involved in an automobile accident and have sustained property damage to your car please follow these simple steps in order to expedite the process of settling your property damage claim:

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