When you’re in a serious car accident, everything can get damaged. People can sustain injuries like whiplash or broken bones and the exterior of your vehicle may be smashed or totaled. One often-forgotten aspect of life post- accident is what to do with your car safety technology. However, this could be a very expensive aspect of recovering from the accident and for that reason it’s well worth discussing in terms of getting your car back to being used again. Keeping these tips in mind can help you get your car fixed quickly and avoid another accident in the process.
As safety technologies become more common in new vehicles, the cost can increase for the consumer after a serious vehicle accident. These tools can be damaged irreplaceably in serious accidents such as a high-speed rear end collision. It may not be worth the cost to fix every safety feature inside your vehicle, however, repairing things that assist you with remote sensors that can help you with parallel parking could be beneficial for your future. There are many different costs associated with being involved in a vehicle accident.
If there are airbags that deployed in a high-speed collision to prevent further passenger injury, the cost to install new airbags and go through the re-upholstery process can push the car over the edge from being repairable to totaled, even though the majority of your vehicle can be functional. You must ask yourself whether it makes sense to accept an offer from the insurance company after a vehicle settlement and how someone else’s liability that caused the accident to begin with plays into your chances to recover compensation. Vehicle damage, medical bills and the emotional toll of a car accident can be overwhelming for someone who does not know how to protect their rights, but a San Diego personal injury attorney with years of experience in the field can assist you.
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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