Diminished Value Claims Attorneys
A Law Firm Dedicated To Helping You With Auto Insurance Claims That Have Been Denied
Auto Insurance & Property Loss Lawyers
If your car or SUV was damaged in a recent crash, you might need a lawyer's help to make sure you collect all of the property damage insurance benefits you have coming under your own auto policy. Contact the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. to learn how you can benefit from our experience with the auto insurance property loss claims process.
Call For A Consultation With An Experienced Attorney
Our lawyers are familiar with the full range of the disputes that can come up between owners and car insurers, such as:
- Inadequate payment for repair bills;
- Unreasonable refusal to declare the vehicle a total loss;
- Denial of property loss claims under false interpretations of policy provisions, conditions or exclusions;
- Failure to include all elements of damage and loss in a settlement offer; and/or
- Failure to cover rental car expenses during repairs.
At the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., we advise clients to get independent estimates whenever there is any reason to think that the insurance settlement offer is understated. We also encourage people to look beyond the most obvious damage to make sure that your insurance payment covers the full extent of your car's diminished value. If your frame is bent, for example, the car should probably be totaled.
Diminished Value Claims Attorneys
The advice of experienced attorneys can help you avoid the risk of a lowball offer from an insurance company committed more to its own profits than to your property damage claim. Often, we can recover the costs of your legal fees directly from the insurer.
Learn more about the ways you stand to benefit from advice on car insurance loss claims from a knowledgeable attorney in the Orlando and Central Florida areas. Contact The Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. for a free consultation for all insurance cases.
Common Questions About Diminished Car Value Claims
What Is Diminution?
Diminution is the term given to the drop in market value to a vehicle following an accident. Many buyers don’t want to take a risk on buying a previously damaged vehicle — even if the vehicle has been aptly repaired. This hesitation from prospective buyers can make it more difficult to resell a vehicle but a seller has potential recourse through a diminished value claim.
How Do I Get Compensation For Diminution In Value?
By filing a diminished value claim against the insurance company with the help of a diminished value claims attorney with the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. The total compensation amount depends on several factors including if:
- The accident was caused by another person;
- The other person has current auto insurance; and
- The vehicle damage was appropriately repaired.
Who Is Responsible For Paying My Diminished Value Claim?
Generally, the at-fault driver or the driver’s insurance company. The Orlando insurance lawyers with the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. can investigate the accident and determine negligence and responsibility for claim compensation. We use the same due diligence approach to ensure full advocacy for each client.
How Do You Prove Diminished Value In A Car Insurance Claim?
The onus of proving diminished value falls on the claimant, or person making the diminished value claim. Some vehicle repair shops can estimate vehicle value with and without repairing the damage. But, unfortunately, many insurance companies find these estimates unacceptable. The best course of action would be to contact a certified vehicle appraiser. For help finding an appraiser, contact the insurance dispute attorneys in Orlando with the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. today.
Is A Diminished Value Claim Worth Pursuing?
This depends on several factors, such as vehicle age and type along with the extent of the damage. At the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., our lawyers for diminished car value claims can help you decide if pursuing a claim is in your best interest.