How Can I Claim Damage To My Car From A Government Vehicle?

May 8, 2023

How Can I Claim Damage To My Car From A Government Vehicle?

If you have been in a car accident involving a government vehicle and employee, you may worry that your ability to pursue any claim is impossible. However, this is not true if you follow the proper statutes to be successful!

Recovering Damages

If you’re involved in a car accident with a government vehicle, it can be more complicated than usual to recover damages. First, you’ll need to report the accident to the police and take pictures of the scene. This is important, as a lack of evidence can make it harder for you to prove fault. You should also complete a claim form. These are often found in the clerk’s office of the government entity that was responsible for causing your accident. With the laws being a bit different in this type of situation, you’ll definitely want an attorney experienced with these types of cases by your side.

Getting A Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car incident involving a government vehicle, it is always in your best interest to get a lawyer to help you with your claim. A seasoned attorney will know how to negotiate with insurance companies and ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve. Insurance companies are notorious for denying claims and trying to minimize your damages. Your lawyer will be able to provide you with all of the necessary documentation and evidence that you need for your claim. Your attorney will also investigate the crash site to gather all of the evidence that you need for your case. This will include photos of the accident scene, evidence such as paint smears or videos from traffic light surveillance cameras, and interviews with witnesses.

Reaching A Settlement

In some cases, an insurance company may offer a settlement instead of going to court. This is a common option for people who have been involved in car accidents. The settlement can be an amount that covers the full cost of your damages. This includes your lost wages, medical bills, and the repair costs of your vehicle. If your injury was severe enough, you can also get compensation for pain and suffering. This is a way to receive money for the mental anguish and emotional pain you suffered from your accident. A lawyer can better help you decide whether to accept a settlement or take your case to trial.

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