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Can a car accident lead to trasmission damage?
Someone tried to make a left turn from far lane and crashed into me and was ticketed and charged with the accident.
Can a car wreck damage your transmission and how can you get a claim on the damage to the transmission as well as the body damage?
Well, this is difficult. The insurance company will argue that you had "mechanical break down." This means that they will "exclude" coverage as the accident did not cause it.
You can argue that
1. this was a direct result of the accident, and
2. that even if this was mechanical breakdown, it was caused by the collision.
At any rate, the insurance company will have to show (note, they have to show, not you) but investigation that your transmission was bad or was about to fail. They will probably fight on this.
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