When a car is involved in an accident, it can lose resale value even after it has been repaired. A diminished value lawyer can help you recover the money you would have received if the vehicle had not been damaged.
Diminished value is a type of claim that a driver can file against the negligent party’s insurance company, or their own uninsured motorist coverage if they have it. While it is possible to file a diminished value claim on your own, it is highly recommended that you work with a professional. A reputable diminished value lawyer will have extensive knowledge and experience in handling these types of claims.
In most cases, you will be able to recover diminished value as part of your total compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. If the damage is extensive, however, it may be necessary to negotiate with the insurer and present a strong case for why you deserve full compensation.
The resale value of your vehicle is heavily influenced by its age, mileage, any prior accidents, and the extent of damage. The resale value is also impacted by market demand for the vehicle in your area, as well as the cost of repairs and any parts or features that are no longer available. If your vehicle has been involved in an accident, it will likely not be worth as much as it would have been had it never been damaged.
You should be able to get a good idea of your vehicle’s resale value before the accident by looking at sales figures in your local area. In addition, you can consult an expert to get a more accurate and detailed appraisal of the vehicle’s value before and after the accident. The expert will conduct a thorough inspection and provide you with a report that will explain how your vehicle’s resale price was affected by the accident.
Car accidents can be devastating. Besides causing injuries, property damage and pain and suffering, they can deprive victims of the valuable asset that is their car. This is why it is important for victims to seek appropriate financial compensation from the at-fault party’s liability insurance in addition to any other damages they may be entitled to.
If you have been in an accident that was someone else’s fault, the Tadchiev Law Firm can help. Call us today for a free consultation about your potential claim for diminished value.
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