Georgia Laws & Rules Alpharetta, GA

Understanding the law when it comes to auto body repairs is more important than you may think. Insurance companies may attempt to compel you to use a particular body shop or repair facility. Under Georgia law, this is an illegal practice.

Title 33, Chapter 34 – MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPARATIONS, deals with this sort of scenario. Unfortunately, many customers are unaware of their rights. G.A. Code § 33-34-6 (2015) states that: an insurer cannot force you to use a specific body shop or prevent you from using an alternative facility. If, as a result of this practice, the insured does not receive payment of a claim, he or she may pursue legal recourse.

The law also protects the person making a claim if they choose to use a body shop that can complete repairs at the same cost as the insurer’s source. However, you do not necessarily need to hire an attorney to represent you. Wreck Check Atlanta can provide services that can help customers resolve disputes with insurance companies.

Diminished Value Appraisal

At Wreck Check Atlanta, we provide a range of appraisals and post-repair services. Most individuals are not experienced in the laws surrounding insurance claims. We will provide you with documentation, including an appraisal report and any other pertinent information needed. Our specialists are well-versed in first- and third-party diminished value processes.

Given the opportunity, many insurance adjusters will devalue your vehicle. Other issues include repair processes that use inferior parts, which could lower the value of your vehicle and result in safety issues. Learn more at the following links:

A vehicle will go through one of several repair processes. An appraiser can provide a pre-repair assessment to ensure that insured parties receive fair treatment. We liaise with insurance companies, repair facilities and your attorney to achieve the best outcome.

Wreck Check Atlanta Consultation

A consultation with Wreck Check Atlanta involves discussing your case with an experienced appraiser. In many instances, we offer this initial service free of charge. Call our offices today if you are about to contact an insurer or are currently locked in a diminished value dispute.

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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