Posted on: June 3, 2013
Pets can become a very important part of the family, and often become more valuable than anything money could buy.
Unfortunately, most car insurance policies will only consider the monetary value for an injured or deceased pet an initial settlement offer. Most car insurance policies don’t automatically cover medical care for an injured pet , and insurance companies won’t often include compensation for sentimental value, emotional distress or loss of companionship in their initial settlement offers.
The real value of a pet
You may still be able to get fair compensation for the medical treatment or loss of your pet in a car accident in South Carolina.
Family pets are important, and a good car accident attorney can help you argue to the compensation you need and deserve for the sentimental value of your pet, loss of companionship, and emotional distress resulting from the untimely loss of a dog or cat traveling in the car with you.
A serious accident
If you were involved in a South Carolina car accident serious enough to injure or kill your pet, you’re probably also coping with your own injuries. Don’t let your sense of injustice over your pet distract you from getting the help you need in order to heal.
Get the medical attention you need right away. Don’t discuss your case with the at-fault party’s insurance company. As soon as you’re well enough to make calls, find a South Carolina auto accident attorney who will negotiate a settlement including compensation for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and for your pet.
Negotiating an insurance claim after a car accident can be complicated and time consuming. Seeking compensation for a pet that has been injured or killed can add more confusion.
Contact the experienced legal team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers. We have offices in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Orangeburg, Walterboro, and Moncks Corner, and can meet you anywhere in South Carolina. We offer a free case evaluation that will help you better understand your rights and options.