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Auto Accident FAQs
Automobile accidents can be extremely inconvenient. Whether your car is totaled or needs to be repaired, automobile accidents can be very disruptive to your daily routine.
Do I Remove My Vehicle
If you can still drive your car, the police officer will likely ask you to either drive it home, take it to the repair shop, or have someone move it for you.
If your car is disabled, law enforcement will arrange for your vehicle to be towed. If you have free or discounted towing service included with your insurance or auto club membership, you’ll want to make the necessary arrangements and collect all applicable receipts for any potential reimbursement that you may be entitled.
Also, make sure you know where your car is being towed ― the insurance company will need to know where to send the adjuster.
Who Pays for Towing and Storage?
The insurance company for the at-fault driver will usually pay for towing and storage while determining whether your car can be repaired or if its a total loss. If they decide your car cannot be repaired, they will assume ownership and pay to have your car towed to a wreckage yard (you will be notified before this happens).
When the insurance company contacts you after the accident, you will be given the option of keeping the car. If you would like to keep the car, you will be responsible for all storage fees accrued after that point in time.
It’s important to note that the insurance company may declare your car totaled before they complete their accident investigation. Make sure you know when you are expected to assume storage fees and make sure you are not paying those storage fees while the insurance company is still investigating your case.
Auto Accident Attorney
Before you accept any payment from the insurance company, we strongly recommend that you enlist the help of a legal team with extensive experience in settling insurance cases.
As soon as the insurance company is informed about your accident, they begin assembling a team of adjusters to work against you. Call us to assemble your team of investigators & litigators to fight back on your behalf.
Call Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys at 800-257-1822.
As Florida’s auto accident experts, we ensure that you’re aware of all your legal options, and guide you through the arduous claims process to receive 100% of the benefits that you’re entitled to receive under Florida state law. Contact Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys today to learn more. You pay nothing unless we win your case.