If your property has been damaged in a motor vehicle accident – whether it’s your car or some other type of physical property – the person who caused the accident is liable to pay for the damages. If the person who has caused the damage to your property has insurance, it makes managing a property damage claim relatively straightforward as their insurer will be the one to make the payment.
However, if the person who has caused the accident is uninsured and can’t immediately make payment for the cost of the damage to your property, or if their insurance company refuses to pay the claim, this can be much more difficult for you to manage and you may have to make a minor civil dispute claim.
What You Need to Do for Your Property Damage Claim
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and you have sustained damage to your property, then it’s important to seek legal advice to make sure that your claim is smooth. We recommend that you also take pictures of the damage to your property as soon after the incident occurs so that there’s proof of your damage.
If the police have been involved in your incident, then it’s important to get the police report with details about the accident, and everyone who was involved. And, if you have sustained damage and not had the repairs or replacement valued yet, we advise that you take the necessary steps to find out how much the damage will cost to repair.
At Revolution Law, we can help you collect this information and will also help you understand the process (and tick all the boxes) so that you don’t miss an opportunity, and so that the claim is as smooth and simple as possible.
How We Can Help You with Your Property Damage Claim
Our team are experienced in managing property damage claims. We have helped countless clients receive appropriate compensation for damages, and as your property damage lawyer, you can be assured that we have the skill to manage your claim successfully – no matter how complex or involved it may be.
We act for clients that have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and require compensation for the physical damage to their vehicle or other property as a result of the negligence (fault) of the other vehicle or vehicles involved. These claims can be difficult when an insurer is not involved, or when the accident is outside of the policy for the at-fault vehicle, therefore legal representation is required in order to obtain compensation to repair or replace the damaged vehicle or property.
If requested, we can commence these claims for injured clients to assist them in their difficult time, when the last thing that they want to think of is chasing reimbursement or repair costs to their damaged vehicle.
The first step after being involved in an accident is to contact us for a consultation. In this consultation, we will assess the incident that’s taken place and can provide you with a clear indication of whether we believe that your property damage claim is likely to succeed. If we don’t believe that you will be successful, we will tell you outright instead of dragging you through a process that you don’t need to go through. And if we believe that you will be successful, we’ll start immediately by mapping out how things will proceed from here.
Claims can be over quickly, or they can drag out – depending on how complicated the claim is. But with us by your side, we’ll ensure that the process will be smooth regardless. Your property damage lawyer can give you an indication of how long your claim is likely to take, and anything else that you need to know.
When your property is damaged, you just want things to go back to normal as soon as possible. Call us at Revolution Law and rest easy knowing that your property damage claim will be sorted out sooner.
Contact us on (07) 3416 4999 to arrange a consultation in our Brisbane office. We are your trusted partner in law and we are here to help.