When Would I Need a Diminished Value Claim? Alpharetta, GA
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When it comes to car accidents, many different factors can come into play when determining who is at fault and what kind of damages should be awarded. One type of damage that is often overlooked is diminished value, which refers to the reduction in value that a car experiences after it has been in an accident, even if it has been fully repaired.

So, when would you need a diminished value claim? Here are a few scenarios that Wreck Check Atlanta deals with frequently in our service to consumers like you.

You Were Not at Fault in the Accident

If you were in an accident caused by someone else, you might be entitled to a diminished value claim in addition to the other damages you seek. This is because even if your car is repaired to its pre-accident condition, it has still lost some value. After all, it was involved in an accident.

You Drive a High-end or Luxury Vehicle

If you have a car worth money, even a tiny amount of diminished value can add up to a significant amount. This is because buyers of high-end cars are often very particular about the vehicle’s condition, and any indication that it has been in an accident can make it much harder to sell.

You Plan to Sell or Trade Your Car

If you plan to sell or trade your car soon, consider pursuing a diminished value claim. This is because even if the vehicle has been fully repaired, the fact that it was involved in an accident may make it much harder to sell or trade for its total value.

You Lease Your Car

If you are leasing your car, you may be required to pay for any diminished value resulting from an accident. This is because the leasing company owns the vehicle, and any reduction in value affects their asset.

Learn More About Diminished Value Claims

It may be worth pursuing a diminished value claim if you find yourself in any of these situations. However, it is important to note that these cases can be challenging to prove, and you will likely need the help of an experienced attorney to make your case.

Wreck Check Atlanta can explain more about each scenario above and how an accurate appraisal and diminished value claim can help you. We work to help consumers all across Georgia and the surrounding states to protect them from predatory insurance practices, dealer fraud and improper vehicle repairs. Our team can help ensure you are not left to pay for someone else’s mistake.

Learn more and get the help you need with Wreck Check Atlanta. Call, email or complete the contact form on our homepage to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation in detail. Our team is waiting to help you.

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Our happy clients!

Wreck Check Atlanta is the leader in Post Repair Inspections, Diminished Value Assessments and detecting Improper and Unsafe Repairs. Due to our success we have many satisfied clients that would like to tell you about their experience with our company.

  • Amazing! He told me early on how much money he was going to be able to get me and he was spot on. I paid a small fee to get thousands more in my diminished value claim than the insurance company was offering. Further, RJ was very easy to get in contact with. He responded to my emails almost instantly. The whole process went by so quickly once he was involved. I would recommend him to anyone.

    Hunter Owens
  • My insurance company offered me 37 bucks in diminished value. My case was slightly complex due to the insurance companies appraiser being stubborn and difficult. It had to be escalated to an unbiased umpire for a final binding decision. I wasn't expecting for it to go this far however it did. I ended up getting close to 3K back. RJ is extremely professional and he fights for you. The only issue to me is his preferred method of communication which is by email. Which i became accustomed to because he responds more prompt that way. He generated a 30 to 40 page report. He works extremely hard and for that I'm appreciative.

    Ricky Major
  • RJ is Awesome! He got me 10x what the insurance company offered on a 2 year old accident. Also, I traded the car in 7 months ago so I no longer had it. If I could share this experience with every person I see I would. I’ve already told several family and friends, it’s really just unbelievable to me! If you have any question what so ever, I promise his fee will be the best $275 you’ll ever spend!!

    Paras Raichura
  • Very responsive and professional. Helped me through the process step by step. I know that without their help I would not have gotten any money from the insurance company, literally pennies on the dollar without Wreck Check!

    Mayra Saldana
  • RJ Sweeney is very quick, effective, and efficient. He got me more money out of my car’s value after my insurance company low-balled me. Use him!!!

    Jessica Via
  • Helped us through the process. Very responsive. We were able to get more than we originally though. Thanks, RJ!

    Dani Senne
  • This was my first time working with a diminished value appraiser and RJ Sweeney made it an amazing experience. He helped me get 10 times the amount of the original offer from the insurance company

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