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Understanding Diminished Value

Posted: May 2, 2018

Understanding Diminished Value: First Party vs. Third Party If the accident you were involved in was not your fault, diminished value is probably owed to you. As such, a third party claim is entitled to diminished value no matter what part of the United States the accident has occurred in. On many occasions, clients have… Read More

Frame Related Diminished Value

Posted: January 12, 2018

Modern trucks, vans, and SUVs have specific repair requirements that make them susceptible to frame-related diminished value. Body-on-frame vehicles are not as simple as they used to be. Design changes in late-model trucks and SUVs add to the repair complexity of these full-frame vehicles. Highly engineered crush zones are now a part of designs that… Read More

Body Shops Pressured to Hide Frame Damage on Repair Orders

Posted: January 6, 2018

Client’s Experience Reveals Insurance Company Tactic to Avoid Paying Diminished Value Our clients have shared some fascinating stories of their experiences with collision repair shops and the insurance industry. One client’s car was hit while stopped at a traffic light. The other driver was at fault and they accepted responsibility. This is where it gets… Read More

What Your Auto Body Shop Fails to Tell You

Posted: January 2, 2018

When you’re in a wreck make sure you go to an Appropriate/ Certified Repair Shop — and don’t go to a Direct Repair Facility for the Insurance Company. Approved Shops or Direct Repair Facilities work for the insurance company not you  Insurance Companies with Repair Shops negotiate a pre-set rate to repair your vehicle. Many… Read More

Flood Cars — NICB Access to Hurricane Claims

Posted: December 28, 2017

How do you know if your vehicle was one of the unfortunate victims of a flood or hurricane? It is possible that these flood-damaged vehicles will be cleaned up and sold before their titles reflect such damage. By the time you find out, months may pass and you will have to discover and pursue legal… Read More

Diminished Vehicle Value: A Simple Case of Supply and Demand

Posted: December 22, 2017

One of the basic reasons for the diminishing value of a vehicle after an accident is simple supply and demand. Results from a survey we conducted in 2009 of more than 4,700 respondents found that 60 percent of them would not even buy a vehicle that had frame damage. Even with a vehicle that did… Read More

First Case On Diminished Value, 1840

Posted: December 20, 2017

Consider one of the first recorded cases where repairs couldn’t restore property to its preloss condition, and a DV cash payment made up the difference. Massachusetts’ Supreme Court heard the case known as “Samuel Giles & Another v. The Eagle Insurance Company” in 1840. One interesting point: The repairs were shorted at the property owner’s request (to prevent a… Read More

States with the Highest (and Lowest) Car Insurance Rates

Posted: November 12, 2017

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Car Insurance Rates If you’re in the market for new car insurance, depending on where you live, you may also want to be in the market for a new residence. Here is a look at some of the most and least expensive car insurance rates by state, according to… Read More

Essentials of a Diminished Value Report

Posted: November 1, 2017

Essentials of an Effective Diminished Value Report If you are seeking a Diminished Value claim on a vehicle, when filing the claim with the insurance company, one essential element is the Diminished Value report. Not all reports are created equal. It’s important that it lays out all the important details, stating your case in the most effective manner possible…. Read More

Diminished Value Claims for Toyota

Posted: October 22, 2017

Diminished Value Claims for Toyota Toyota makes some of most popular vehicles on the market, so it’s only logical that many of the cases we deal with are those on behalf of Toyota owners. It’s especially important for Toyota owners to be aware of their Diminished Value claims rights since Toyota’s certified used vehicle Program rejects cars damaged in… Read More

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  • I settled the Diminished Value Claim. I traded my Jeep and got something else. The dealership gave me 23,000.00 for my 2007 Jeep towards a different vehicle, and State Farm gave me 4,000.00 for Diminished Value. Initially, State Farm only offered me $1,500 for Diminished Value. So I was happy... Read More

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  • My car was involved in a terrible accident while parked on the street. Damage was substantial enough that insurance company totaled it and promptly offered a settlement. But I did not feel the settlement amount was adequate; given it was almost a classical Mercedes in an excellent condition. so I... Read More

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  • Thank you again for your enormous help and expertise. As you know, after my 2007 Volvo was involved in an accident earlier this fall, I was disappointed with the insurance company's "Diminished Value" they had assigned to the vehicle as a result of the accident. The amount of Diminished Value... Read More

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  • My new Maserati was stolen and Amica Insurance Company only offered me $62,000. I called Autoloss and spoke with the owner, Terry Fisher. I was so impressed with Mr. Fisher I signed up on the spot. Within 1 month Autoloss had negotiated a new settlement of over $30,000 more then... Read More

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  • After my brand new truck was recovered after being stolen, I was sent a $750 check from my insurance company for Diminished Value. At first I was excited... Then I researched Diminished Value and stumbled upon Autoloss. After reading numerous testimonials where people were rewarded thousands in damage, I decided... Read More

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