Accident Property DamageProperty damages are for damages to property not people. Damages to people are know as personal injury. Property damage includes the repair of an automobile.
Contrary to the assertion of many insurance companies, money for the diminution in the value in value of vehicles in a car wreck is also recoverable. Diminution in value is monetary recognition of the fact that a wrecked and repaired car is worth less than a car that has never been damaged. An owner is entitled to be paid for the costs of the repair of the vehicle and the difference between what it was worth in its un-wrecked state and what it is worth after it has been wrecked and repaired.
Like all claims in court, you must have competent proof. If you want your car repaired, you have to have proof of who was at fault in the wreck and you need someone who regularly repairs cars to testify about the cost to repair the car. An owner of a car can testify about its value in their opinion if it is totaled.