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Can I settle my diminished value claim alone?

You can settle your diminished value claim alone if you are willing to accept less than the true value. Insurance companies are not in the business of losing money. If you do not have the experience or skills to determine the true worth of your vehicle, enlisting help is recommended. At Wreck Check Atlanta, we understand the negotiating tactics used and can provide a fair appraisal of your vehicle.

What is the process of collecting diminished value?

The process is different for every vehicle owner. In many cases, collecting diminished value is stressful and drawn out due to disputes. As a company that delivers diminished value services in all 50 states, we can confirm that the process dramatically varies. Insurance companies use a range of legal mechanisms, including help from the Department of Insurance, to reduce the amount paid to policyholders. With Wreck Check Atlanta in your corner, you have a greater chance of receiving a fair amount in diminished value collection.

Do I need a Diminished Value Attorney?

There is usually no need to retain an attorney if you are disputing a diminished value claim. Over 95% of customers receive a reasonable settlement with free follow-up assistance from Wreck Check Atlanta. In a small claims court, the remaining 5% do not typically need an attorney, nor does the case ever come to litigation. At-fault insurance providers would rather settle than risk paying the court fees and costs if they lose. The most likely scenario that may result in consumers needing an attorney is when diminished value exceeds the small claims court's authority. Consulting with an attorney is also recommended in a joint personal injury and diminished value claim.
Of the rest of our clients who filed suit and did go forward, 99% WON their case. In those cases, the insurance company had to pay the Diminished Value + Court Costs + Our Fees.

If the amount of your Diminished Value exceeds Small Claims Court authority, you may wish to consider hiring an attorney. We will then be available to help your attorney prosecute your case.

NOTE: If your claim involves both Personal Injury and Diminished Value, your interests could best be served with the help of a Personal Injury Attorney.

Consult With Wreck Check Atlanta

If you are still unsure whether hiring an attorney is the right move in your circumstances, consult with Wreck Check Atlanta. We can assess your case to determine whether the insurance company is trying to strong-arm you into accepting an inappropriate settlement.

Call our offices today to learn more about post-repair assessments and appraisal services in your state.

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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