When most people think of car accidents, they imagine two cars crashing into each other, resulting in serious injuries to the drivers and passengers involved. However, there are many ways that a car accident can occur, and not all of them involve two vehicles colliding. Pedestrian accidents, accidents caused by drunk drivers, and even accidents involving only one vehicle can lead to a lawsuit. If you are not injured in a car accident, can you still sue the other driver?
The answer to this question is yes – you can still sue the other driver if you are not injured in a car accident. If you are not injured but your property has been damaged as a result of the accident, you may have a stronger case for suing the other driver than if you were injured. This is because property damage is easier to prove than personal injury. For example, if the other driver hit your car and caused $2000 worth of damage, you would be able to sue for that amount without having to prove that you were injured in the accident.
How Much Can I Recover in Property Damage and Other Non-Injury Related Damages?
In general, you will be able to recover the cost of any property damage that was caused by the accident, as well as any other out-of-pocket expenses that were incurred as a result of the accident. This could include things like rental car fees, towing charges, and even lost wages if you had to miss work because of the accident. If the other driver was at fault for the accident, you may also be able to recover punitive damages, which are designed to punish the driver for his or her negligence.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer to Sue?
You may have a case if you were in a car accident and suffered property damage, even if you did not suffer any personal injuries. Some people may choose to handle their property damage claims with the at-fault driver’s insurance company themselves. However, some people choose to hire an attorney to help them with their claims, especially if the repairs are expensive or the insurance company is giving them trouble. We recommend the latter.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer?
Victims who represent themselves in a car accident case are at a significant disadvantage. Insurance companies have teams of adjusters, investigators, and attorneys whose sole job is to minimize the amount of money that they pay on claims.
An experienced car accident lawyer will level the playing field by ensuring that the insurance company pays you what you are entitled to under the law. Call (225) 240-4053 to find out just how much our experience can help you.