i had a car hit me in my driver side the other car was taking a left turn thru traffic i yust read the report and it looks like im at no fault waiting on insurance to call me .
In order to be eligible for "pain and suffering," you would need to have suffered a bodily injury and incurred medical expenses in excess of $2,000.00 to treat that injury.
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The attorney can only assist you in the property damage. You were not injured and have no personal injury part to a claim.
As stated you have a claim for property damage but no bodily injury If you have out been thoroughly checked out by a medical doctor, then please do so.
I assume you have notified your insurance company as you should.
Do you need a lawyer? That’s a cost-benefit analysis. Will you do better including legal fees then if you don’t have one. It’s impossible to say here
It is difficult to answer the question as you do not say when the crash happened. Since you are waiting on a call from the insurer, it sounds like the crash may have been recent. In many crashes that involve damage to soft tissue, you will not feel the pain for several days. It is really once you start to heal that you feel the pain. Hopefully you were not injured, but if the crash was recent, give it some time before you make the determination that you were not hurt.
As for a lawyer to handle just the property damage issues, you may have a hard time getting one to represent you if you just have property damage. You may have to pay an attorney by the hour. Whether you need one or not depends on several factors. If your car is a total loss then you might want a lawyer to make sure the insurer is not low-balling you on the value of your vehicle. If the car just needs repairs then you probably will not need a lawyer, you just need to pick a reputable body shop. If there are liability issues you may also wish to consult a lawyer in order to get fully compensated. Good luck.
Car Accident + No Injury = NO INJURY CLAIM!
If you were not injured, you are not entitled to a bodily injury settlement. Pretty simple.
Don't wait for the insurance company to call you, though, regarding your property damage. Call them asap!
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