Many people consider their beloved pets members of their family. While this may seem like common knowledge to pet owners, insurance companies view pets differently. If you or your passengers are injured in a car accident your auto insurance will pay for your medical bills and other expenses. Unfortunately insurance companies do not extend the same level of protection to pets.
Here is what you should know about how auto insurance companies view pets:
- Most auto insurance companies and policies won’t automatically cover medical care for an injured pet
- Most companies will only consider the monetary value of a deceased pet when making a settlement offer
- Settlement offers will likely not include compensation for damages like loss of companionship, emotional distress, or sentimental value
However, it may still be possible to negotiate for a better settlement with your insurance company which includes more adequate compensation for your loss. If you have been involved in an accident that has injured or killed your pet, you should contact a South Carolina car accident lawyer at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers. In addition to fighting for compensation for your injuries, we can argue fair compensation for the untimely loss of your cat or dog. When you choose to work with our firm, you can be confident knowing that we will take care of your claim while you focus on recovering from your accident.
Contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers today to schedule a FREE initial case evaluation. We serve South Carolina residents from office locations in Charleston, Columbia, Orangeburg, Greenville, Walterboro, Myrtle Beach, Moncks Corner, Florence, Anderson, and Spartanburg. If you’re unable to come to us, we can come to you!