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If your vehicle had damage to it before the accident, figuring out exactly what portion of the damage was caused by the accident itself can be difficult.  For example, if your car has a mechanical problem and there is some evidence that it has substantial wear and tear, the insurance company may claim that problem was there before the accident.  Therefore, you will need to prove the connection between the accident and the damage you are claiming.  Usually, mechanics and collision repair personnel can help prove the age of the body damage or the cause of a mechanical failure. 

What if my car already had damage before the accident?

 

A: If your vehicle had damage to it before the accident, figuring out exactly what portion of the damage was caused by the accident itself can be difficult.  For example, if your car has a mechanical problem and there is some evidence that it has substantial wear and tear, the insurance company may claim that problem was there before the accident.  Therefore, you will need to prove the connection between the accident and the damage you are claiming.  Usually, mechanics and collision repair personnel can help prove the age of the body damage or the cause of a mechanical failure. 


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10605 Judicial Drive
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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