Hollywood, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: I can still file a claim even if no one was hurt, right?

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Charles M. Baron

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You question is unclear, but you seem to be asking if you can file a claim for damage to your vehicle, even if nobody was physically injured. If that's the question, the answer is of course you can, and the first step is to set up a claim with the other party's insurance (assuming they were at fault). If they had no insurance (which is illegal, and which can result in that party's license being suspended), you need to look to your insurance comp/collision coverage, and if you didn't have that coverage, you can make a claim against the at-fault party by demanding the amount of your repair estimate, and if not settled, by filing suit against that party.

Jonathan A. Klurfeld

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  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: File a claim for.....? You call your insurance and say you got in an accident and they fix your car. With no injuries that would be your only "claim"

Tim Akpinar

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: If no one was hurt, then you wouldn’t be filing a bodily injury claim. Depending on the insurance coverage and circumstances, it's possible you might be able to file a property damage claim if your vehicle was damaged.

Tim Akpinar

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