Archives for: May 3rd, 2018
Many attorneys are unwilling to handle property damage including diminished value claims. Why not? Is it because they are lazy? Unwilling to work? Not enough in the claims to do so? May be a bit of each of these. Regardless, there are attorneys that are willing to help such as Wattel & York, LLC.
Unrepresented, a claimant is no threat to the insurance company. The thing that most often prompts settlement of any claim including that of diminished value is the threat of litigation. Litigation costs insurance companies money. To avoid the expense they may be willing to settle. Without the threat of suit they will offer what they want […]
One cannot just go to the phone book and look up post-repair inspector nor go to the web and find someone local. We suggest contacting us toll free, free of charge at 1 (877) 572-4143 so we can recommend someone qualified locally to you. You may email us at email@example.com as well.
The answer is yes. Without a qualified post-repair inspector you have not substantiated the claim. As the claimant you have the duty in most states to prove any claim you make and that includes diminished value.
Maybe. Typically, vehicles that are less than five years old without prior damage and a decent amount of damage in the subject accident qualify. Any brand new vehicle with any damage no matter how small may qualify and any vintage vehicle or collector’s car with any damage may as well. There are exceptions and of […]
No again. Insurance companies have tried avoiding paying on these claims for years and they do and say whatever will justify their position. Diminished value and case law supporting the same has been around for nearly 100 years.
Most certainly not. The insurance company is telling you that because they do not want to have to pay the claim. An inherent diminished value claim is based upon a vehicle being properly repaired. The vehicle is still worth less because it is not what it was before the accident. A brand new vehicle is […]