If you have been in a car wreck,
you probably have questions.
The Ruston lawyers at
Goff and Goff have answers.*
The following information is provided by the Ruston auto accident attorneys at Goff and Goff for general information purposes. The law changes daily and there nearly always are exceptions to every rule. Additionally, the results always change based on the particular circumstances of any given situation
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How much do I settle my auto repair claim for?
You will need to get at least one estimate on the cost t fix your car. The insurance company should pay the reasonable cost to repair your car or the vehicle’s fair market value, which ever is less.Fair market value means what you could have sold the car for just before the accident, given its age, mileage, and condition. The NADA Official Used Car Guide contains such information on recent model cars and can be found at most bookstores, libraries, and banks. The value of older cars can be determined by looking at classified ads or consulting car dealers. Your property damage insurance may include a deductible, which means you must pay a portion of the repair bill. If the other driver’s insurance pays for your property damage, there will be no deductible. (But see also Diminution of Value and Loss of Use Claims below.) If an insurance company does not timely and fairly pay your property damage claim and has no good reason for withholding payment, then the law may allow you to recover penalties and attorneys fees under some circumstances.
Even though my car's going to be repaired it’s still going to be worth less. That’s not fair.
How can I get a rental car?
I can't work, so who is going to pay my bills?
Which doctor do I see, and how do I pay him?
How much should I settle my injury claim for?
How long will it take to resolve my claim?
What are my rights if a loved one is killed?
What if I get sued?
Understanding Your Insurance Coverage.
What if the other driver has no insurance?
Do I need an attorney?
Choosing a personal injury attorney.
(The law changes daily -- the newsletters, articles, and other information provided by the Ruston car wreck attorneys at Goff and Goff on this site may contain outdated information and should NOT be construed as legal advice or relied upon without confirmation as to their accuracy after legal consultation.)