Leasing a car is a great option for those folks who may not be able to afford to buy one. Nonetheless, there are some perks associated with leasing a car, specially if you get into a car accident. For example, if you own a car and it is involved in a car accident, this can show up in a report such as a Carfax and this will undoubtedly lower the resale price of your car. On the other hand if you lease a car you will not carry the burden of the decrease in value because the manufacturer does. However, as you may already know, when you lease a car you’re required to have insurance as you’re still expected to return the car in one piece. Here is when an experienced attorney may come in handy.
When you experience a car accident in a leased car, in addition to notifying your dealer, you will need to pass through the same hurdles you would had you gotten in a car accident with your own car. Of course, at first you should be concerned with your safety and health and then those of other drivers and passengers.Then, it is always helpful to get the names and numbers of witnesses to the event. If law enforcement is called, they will also write up a police report. Finally, the other driver’s insurance companies will take the available information to assess whether you will receive any compensation and how much. Often times, they decide you will receive nothing or less than you truly deserve. If the other driver’s insurance company denies your claim, you may be left to go through your own insurance, pay their deductible and recover on your own.
Fortunately, even if the other driver’s insurance company denies your claim or does not compensate you properly, you may still fight to get the compensation money you deserve. A top car accident attorney can conduct his or her own investigation and reveal facts that may have been omitted my law enforcement. Additionally, because attorneys can file a lawsuit at any time, they typically get more leverage when negotiating a fairer settlement with the other driver’s insurance company. This means that a top personal injury attorney negotiates for medical bills, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering and in some cases even punitive damages.
Here at LA Jewish Lawyer we’ve build a network of courtroom-experienced top attorneys that can deal with the law and insurance companies while you focus on recovery. If you’ve been involved in an accident in a leased car, call LA Jewish Lawyer at 855 977 1212 for a Free Consultation with an attorney.