May 28


My Car is Now Worth How Much!?!

By Mark Miller

May 28, 2020

You worked hard. You saved your money. You did your research. You negotiated a great deal with the salesman. And, oh, she is beautiful; and she is shiny; and she is fast. You decide to take your new car on the scenic route home from the dealership so you can bask in her new car smell. Her odometer shows just ten miles as you enter the intersection on the green light. In a flash, your car is slammed by a driver who thinks red means go. Your baby’s grill is smashed and she’s leaking fluids. She will never be the same.

The other driver’s insurance company pays for the expensive repair and your rental car for the two weeks it takes to “fix” your car. But now your car is worth less because she has been in a serious collision. You have a claim for more than the cost of the repair and the cost of the rental car. You also have a claim for the diminished value of your vehicle.

Our office has successfully fought insurance companies for the difference in the value of your vehicle as a result of a collision after it has been repaired. We hire an expert who can testify as to the fair market value of your vehicle, before and after the collision, and we will go to court to fight for you. Contact me