Meriden, CT asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Connecticut

Q: Should I be compensated for lost warranties when a vehicle is declared "totaled" in an accident?

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Re Peter Munsing's reply: Approx. $1k of individual parts are warrantied as long as I own the vehicle, almost unconditionally, independent of any time or mileage, and as many times as they break or wear out. If compensation should be given for loss of an extended warranty on the full vehicle (which would only cover certain parts of the vehicle), it would seem that losses of warranties on the individual parts should be treated similarly so that I should expect compensation for every part with a lifetime warranty, no matter how old or new the part is. Or is there a reason why they are different?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: If you bought an extended warranty, yes. As far as parts, you can try if you can show it was very recently purchased. However most parts are not recoverable as that is considered "routine maintenance." As to the "lost opportunity" of the used parts you can't use now, I don't see that. However if you were hurt in the wreck--it was bad enough to total your car--and if you were not at fault, a member of the Ct Assn for Justice will give you a free consultation.

Sally A. Roberts agrees with this answer

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Hartford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: Attorney Munsing has provided an insightful response. You might want to follow up with a CT personal injury attorney.

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