The reason that many cars show visible property damage is because of the way car manufacturers design them for safety. Many vehicles are designed so that particular parts on the vehicle will crack and break off in a crash in order to deflect the impact of the crash away from where the passengers are located in the vehicle. However, if for example, a car strikes a truck where the trailer hitch is located, there is no other material on the car or in its frame to deflect the force of the impact away from the driver or the occupants of the automobile. While there may be little property damage to the truck, the car may sustain thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars in property damage. And, it is commonplace to see the people in the car injured in these types of accidents. Particularly in these types of accidents, it is exceedingly important that an investigator take all photographs necessary to show the full extent of the property damage to both cars. It is equally important for your attorney to employ an expert who can explain to a jury why damage occurred to the vehicles the way it did so the jurors will have a clear understanding of what actually happened in the crash.
If you have any questions regarding property damage to your vehicle and how it affects your case, please feel free to call the law offices of Christopher Ligori and Associates at (877) 444-2929. The consultation is free, and there is no charge to you if we represent you as we don’t get paid unless you get paid.