Car Accident: Property Claim v. Injury Claim

17 August 2011 Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Personal Injury

In a majority of car accident cases involving an injury there are going to be two claims handled by the insurance company. The first is the property claim. This claim is often completed relatively quickly by the insurance company and is for the reimbursement of the damage to your car or other person property involved in the accident. Many of the people we represent in car accident cases have already settled this claim before they come to meet with us.

The second claim is for injuries you suffered as a result of the accident. This claim usually includes medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other economic and non-economic damages. These claims can easily last a year or more because of continued medical treatment, gathering of facts and information, negotiations, and other legal steps that must be completed before a trial con occur. At McNulty & Associates, we inform our clients to be prepared that the settlement or judgment will take some time. We can occasionally obtain quick settlements based on the situation, but it is not the norm in personal injury cases. We treat all of our clients individually and give them real expectations about the outcome.

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