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Indicators That Your Vehicle Might Be Considered A Total Loss

Published on September 3rd, 2018

Car accidents can be incredibly traumatic, especially if you were injured or your car was totaled. In the days following an accident, you may feel as though your world has been turned upside down. Recovering from injuries and assessing your losses can be just the beginning. It’s likely you will also be anxious to know of the condition of your vehicle. The last thing any accident victim wants to experience is damage that is so significant that their car is totaled. If you have suffered damages at the hands of someone else, and amongst them was a totaled vehicle, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney.

Totaled Cars

Having your car totaled in an accident can be incredibly nerve wracking, especially if you are dependant on your car to function in your day to day life. Your ability to get to work and pick up your kids is likely to be impacted. If your car was seriously damaged, you may be without a car for awhile, this can be quite stressful. Here are some common signs your car may be totaled:

  • The car is not driveable
  • The frame is bent or other parts of the vehicle are bent
  • You own an older vehicle
  • It is leaking an ample amount of fluids
  • The car needs significant repairs

Although it may be difficult to come to terms with, there are a number of reasons your car may have been totaled:

  • It costs more to repair your car than what it’s worth
  • The car cannot be repaired
  • The insurance company determines that the car is totaled

If you believe someone else should be held responsible, speaking with an attorney may be the best course of action. They will be able to guide you regarding the best way to move forward with your case.

Holding the Driver Responsible

If you believe your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence you may have a personal injury case on your hands. An attorney can assess the validity of your case by reviewing the details of your accident and determining if it encompasses the following elements:

  1. Duty of Care
  2. Breach of Duty of Care
  3. Causation
  4. Damages

A successful personal injury case may provide you with the compensation you require to begin putting the pieces to your life back together again. An accident may not only produce serious injuries but financial hardship as well. This can be incredibly frustrating, especially knowing that you were not responsible for the accident. A personal injury attorney can be particularly helpful in guiding you through what may be a trying time.

If you have been injured in a car accident at the hands of another, you may consider pursuing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Having a totalled car is probably only a small way you have been impacted if in a car accident. Chances are, if your was totaled, you were injured as well.

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