What Property damages are available, besides car damage – in car accident cases?

In any automobile case the largest property damage is usually to the automobile. But there may be additional damages that you should note – so you can get reimbursed.

Damage to items you’re wearing. Many drivers wear glasses. Broken glasses can be expensive to fix. Your clothing may be ripped or destroyed in the accident. You’re allowed to ask for reimbursement from either your own insurance company or from the at-fault party for these personal damages.

Damages to items in your car. While items that are part of the car, like a car radio, are part of the automobile damage claim, there are other items in your car that may be allowed as part of the non-auto property damage claim. Some sample property damage items might include:

  • Any electronic items that aren’t part of the car. These could include a GPS system, a laptop computer or a camera.
  • Any items in the glove compartment.
  • Child restraint seats
  • Any items in the rear of the car.
  • Any items in the trunk of the car. These could include items used for car safety or spare tires. They could also include anything you store there such as golf clubs, luggage, or presents you were about to deliver.

If you don’t ask, you don’t get. So check the contents of your car and your person when you’re making your auto accident claim. Find as many receipts as you can, or check the value of your items online and submit those to the insurance company. The more information and proof of loss, the better.

How our firm can help

Anyone who has been in a car accident, in North Carolina or Virginia, or who knows someone who was killed in a car accident because of the negligence of another needs to have legal help. Contact Norfolk Injury Lawyer Joe Miller at or call us toll free at 888-694-1671 for more information on how to proceed, how to work with your doctors, and whether you might have a significant recovery coming your way.