Who Pays For Car Repairs in an Arizona Test Drive Accident?
It is time to get a new car and you wouldn’t want to make your final decision until you take your favored vehicles for a test drive. Doing a test drive allows you the ability to feel how the car rides and functions, and can better illustrate the technology the car offers as well as its comfort level. Any type of car in motion poses a potential risk for an accident. Statistically, test drive accidents rarely happen but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a risk of an accident when test-driving a car.
If you were in a car accident while on a test drive, it is important to determine fault. Arizona is a comparative negligence state which means that all parties involved in an accident can have some amount of fault but still obtain compensation. Insurance companies are going to do whatever they can to put the blame on others in an accident to get out of having to pay victims. This is true even when the car that you have your accident with is one that you don’t even own yet. Contact the Arizona car accident attorneys at ELG to learn more about how you can protect your legal rights and obtain the compensation you need for your damages if you were injured in a car accident.
Who is Responsible for Paying for Car Repairs That Result from an Arizona Test Drive Accident?
Car dealerships have their own insurance coverage which could be used to pay for the damages that result from a test drive accident. If you were test driving a car and another party was negligent and hit you, you have the right to file an Arizona personal injury claim against the driver’s insurance that caused your harm. The car dealership that allowed you to test drive your car of choice will likely use their insurance coverage to pay for the damage to the vehicle. Even in situations where you are the responsible party for causing a crash, there still are many instances where the dealership will cover the repairs.
However, not every car dealership is the same. You cannot count on the car dealership immediately just putting up the money for the repairs. When the car dealership believes that you were careless or negligent and you were the cause of the accident, they may not be as ready to pay for the repairs. Instead, the car dealership may hold you accountable for paying for the work that must be done to fix the car. If you were to blame for the damages to the vehicle, then you could contact your insurance company to foot the bill or you may have to pay out-of-pocket.
Contact an Arizona Car Accident Attorney Today
Car accidents can become very complex depending on the details of each incident. It is beneficial to meet with a Phoenix automobile accident attorney at ELG after your incident to learn about your options for pursuing compensation and to get the qualified legal counsel you need to help you with the Arizona personal injury claim process. Call the Arizona serious injury attorneys today to schedule your free consultation at (623) 877-3600.