Handling Car Repairs: I was hurt in a car accident in Fairfax and my car was damaged. How do I go about handling the car repairs, so that it doesnt affect my injury claim?

When it comes to Virginia car accidents, you are generally looking at two factors, property damage and personal injuries.  One does not necessarily affect the other in terms of compensation.  That means if you accept money from the other driver’s insurance company to pay for your car repair, it will not impact your injury claim.  Most insurance companies want to settle quickly, so it shouldn't take too long to receive compensation.

You can also handle the car repair through your own auto insurance company.  What will end up happening is your insurer will go after the other driver’s insurance company.  If your insurance company denies your claim at first, be persistent and they will probably give in.

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Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney