You understandably want to get your car fixed as soon as possible so that you don’t have to deal with the inconvenience that comes with not having your own vehicle. However, the damage to your car may be important evidence in your car accident claim, and it is important that you don’t fix the evidence before it’s been appropriately documented for your car accident case.
What to Do Before You Get Your Car Repaired
Before you authorize repairs on your car, we encourage you to:
Call the insurance adjuster.
Make sure that the car has been seen and evaluated by all relevant insurance adjusters before any repairs are made to the vehicle.
Take pictures of your car.
These pictures may not only be helpful in determining how much damage was done to your car, but they may also be relevant in determining fault for the car crash.
Call a car accident lawyer.
An attorney can make sure everything that needs to be done is done before your car is fixed and the evidence is gone forever.
What to Do While You Wait for Your Car to Be Repaired
If you are physically able to drive, it can be uncomfortable and frustrating to rely on friends or family to get you where you need to go all of the time. As you wait for your car to be fixed, you may:
Rent a car.
Your car insurance may cover the cost of a rental car for a specific amount of time after a crash.
Take Uber or another rideshare.
If you do not have rental car insurance or if you are unable to drive, these services could help you get where you need to go.
Borrow a car.
If, for example, you have a friend who is away on vacation or an older relative who still owns a car but no longer drives, you may be able to borrow a car.
You should be able to recover transportation costs that were made necessary by the accident from the at-fault party.
Have You Been Injured In A Kentucky Car Accident?
If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Louisville office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.