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- Diminished Value
A careless driver smashes into your beautiful and expensive automobile. You have repaired it, but the car will never be the same. Receiving such a shock to its chassis, motor, electrical system, and hydraulic system has left the vehicle in a degraded state, no matter the quality of the repair. You simply will not be able to sell the car for what it is worth. No one who sees the record of the accident will pay a proper resale value.
This loss of value can be recuperated. It is your right in the state of Florida to make a Diminished Value claim to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Simply put, it means that you have a right to claim the amount of value lost in your car as a result of a crash that was the fault of another driver. Diminished Value is one of the tightly guarded secrets in the insurance industry. The company that holds the at-fault driver’s policy is unlikely to inform you of it because their aim is to minimize the amount of money they pay out in motor vehicle crashes.
Some insurance companies recognize the legitimacy of such claims, but make it difficult for you to recover the money. Contact Lindell & Farson, P.A. It is better to retain the services of an experienced attorney rather than try to fight the battle alone.
Certain sport and luxury cars command top dollar when resold. If you possess such a car or an antique that you have kept in top condition, being in an accident constitutes a heavy blow to your investment. On your behalf, Lindell & Farson, P.A., will negotiate with or, when necessary, litigate against the insurance company to obtain the money to which you are entitled.
To get started, simply fill out our brief in-take form online and you will receive a call, or contact our office today to schedule your case consultation.
We accept cases with the following criteria to maximize success.
1. Someone else (not you) was at fault for the crash, and that person has insurance.
2. Your vehicle has not been involved in a prior crash.
3. Your vehicle is less than 4 years old (or if it is a high end luxury or exotic car such as Mercedes, Lexus, Ferrari, BMW., etc., it is less than 8 years old.)
4. You must own and not lease your vehicle (the vehicle can be financed).
5. Cases where the other party is 100% at fault
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