Q What if my car already had damage before the accident?
AIf your car had damage before the accident, determining what portion of the damage was caused by the accident itself can be difficult. For example, after the accident, if your car has a mechanical problem and there is some evidence that it had substantial wear and tear before the accident, the insurance company may claim that problem was there before the accident. Therefore, you will have 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.