While many people talk about the medical bills and the missed time at work associated with a car accident, there are other repercussions to consider as well. Even in the event that you have car insurance that helps pay for the repairs on your vehicle, it can be more difficult to sell this vehicle down the road if there is indeed a crash record associated with it.
This is regardless of whether or not your vehicle was the primary cause of the crash. Drivers today have access to more information than ever before about a car’s history and seeing that a vehicle was involved in an accident could lead them to avoid purchasing the vehicle at all. This is just one of the many downsides of being involved in a serious car accident in San Diego or elsewhere in California, but it isn’t one which is talked about as much as the other negative repercussions.
Even if you are able to repair your car completely, just the fact that it has been involved in an accident could be critical to reducing its overall value when you try to sell it to another individual or to a dealership. Unfortunately, the repercussions of difficulty selling or reduced resale value are just one part of a bigger and frustrating picture that accident victims have to face once they have been involved in a collision. If you or someone you know has been hurt, get the help you need today.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines