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Get Help With Diminished Value

Petty Details experts help with diminished value and we work with auto accident victims, attorneys, body shops and other claims professionals to get claims resolved from start to finish.

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Has your car been wrecked and repaired? Was the wreck someone else’s fault?

After you are put in an unfortunate situation like an auto accident (especially one that you didn’t cause), some argue the value of your car is the same after repairs.  We all know the desirability of your wrecked and repaired vehicle is clearly different.

Diminished Value = Loss of Desirability

At Petty Details, we know how insurance claims work and the techniques that are used to successfully recover diminished value better than any other provider out there and we have helped recover diminished value all over the U.S.! We have local appraisers all over the country that help us help you, no matter where you are. There is no risk because you get a free claim consultation before the process is started to make sure your claim is worth your valuable time.


How Much Is Your Diminished Value Claim?

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Normally if you are researching diminished value or total losses, you need help finding answers and that is what we do.  You will need an expert on your side and we at Petty Details are here to help answer questions and show you the best way get your claim settled.  We will tell you your diminished value claim value AT NO COST TO YOU.

That’s right – no obligation, just answers!

Just fill out the form over on the right and attach your damage estimate and leave the rest to us!  You can also find out more here on our free claim consultation page!  We will run some numbers and give you a call to make sure you understand your rights, what you are owed and how to fight for it. (Audience roar sound effect goes here)

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(214) 227-2154



Diminished Value Success Stories

Diminished value success is not hard to come by!  We help lots of accident victims and attorneys move their diminished value claims to resolution with our free answers, diminished value reports and service during the claims settlement process.

Click on the images below to read more about clients with diminished value success stories and the challenges they dealt with!

2013 GMC Acadia Denali Diminished Value Award: $4000
2013 Kia Sorento Diminished Value Award: $3,000!
Diminished Value on an Infiniti G37 – Award of $7500!
2012 Audi A6 Diminished Value Success!
Chevy Malibu Diminished Value Award – $1000!
Honda CRV Diminished Value Success!
Fiat Diminished Value Success


find out what your claim is worthWant your own diminished value success story?

You’re not alone!

You can get a free consultation today and find out what your claim is worth.  Get on the phone with a real expert who can answer the hard questions and prepare you for the fight!

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Once we evaluate your claim, we offer two customized solutions based on the value of your diminished value claim.


Restricted Diminished Value Appraisal – RDVA


Restricted Diminished Value Appraisal – RDVA


* This report is used for claims valued below $1650.

We review the claim for FREE!  Our official restricted diminished value appraisal indicating estimated lost market value (diminished value) comes with a sample cover letter and our opinion on letterhead along with our follow-up help discussing diminished value until your claim is settled.

Our Restricted Diminished Value Appraisal is a least money out-of-pocket attempt at settling your diminished value claim and it is highly successful at getting the negotiations rolling and bringing claims to a fair resolution.  We developed this report because accident victims with claims under $1650 couldn’t get good economical help to pursue their claim.  We don’t like to say no to anyone who needs help so we that is how the RDVA was born!   Where we really stand out is customer service and follow up. You will have questions that need answers. You need your expert to answer the phone. We do. It’s that simple!

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Full Diminished Value Appraisal – USPAP

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Full Diminished Value Appraisal – USPAP


* This report is used for claims valued $1650 and above.

We know insurance claims and the techniques that are used to successfully recover diminished value better than any other provider. Additionally, we hold over 17 years evaluating vehicle values and damages and know what is happening on the inside at the insurance company. This is more than we can say for a lot of the “experts” that you may find by doing a Google search on diminished value claims. We have had many customers buy ANOTHER diminished value appraisal from us after getting one of their unsubstantiated reports.

If your case ends up in front of a judge, you need to have a credentialed professional to back up your technical evidence on your diminished value claim. Petty Details, LLC prides itself on the specialized knowledge, training and experience we have for successfully documenting diminished value claims. In addition to the quality and acceptability that comes from getting an appraisal from an insurance claims expert, we also pride ourselves on being unbeatable when it comes to price. We want to help individuals recover the money they are owed and we want insurance companies to get non-skewed diminished value appraisals from a reliable company. We want to help fight back against inaccurate “appraisals” from so-called “experts”.

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Get A Fair Value For Your Total Loss

Total loss settlement disputes are common. The value of your vehicle is very important to you, but it may not be as important to your insurance company or the insurance company of that guy or gal that hit your car and totaled it.

No matter how your vehicle became a total loss, there are some options available to you that most don’t know about. They will help you to advocate for the best settlement on your claim. The most common method of settling a dispute about the value of a vehicle is to employ the services of a non-interested professional. If the professional is truly non-interested and an expert, then their opinion should be based upon accepted appraisal methodology and proper education, training and experience.

Request a free consultation today and find out if our help can get you a better total loss settlement!


USPAP Market Value Appraisal

USPAP Market Value Appraisal


We review the claim for FREE!

Many insurance companies use a computer or a third party service to determine the value of your vehicle. Although these computers can sometimes get close to the fair market value, a close inspection of any of the reports will reveal that they do not use really comparable vehicles and they don’t explain their methodology. Additionally, there is no appraiser’s signature on the report, so who is one to inquire with when there is a discrepancy or mistake?

In addition to professionally documenting your loss with our market value appraisal, we will evaluate any documentation the insurance company has already provided you and tell you whether or not our services would be of value. Sometimes, we find that the insurance company has made a fair offer, believe it or not! Not all insurance companies are out to get you, but plenty are.

Can you tell the difference?

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Appraisal Clause

Appraisal Clause


We review the claim for FREE!

Do you have a first party claim (against your own insurance company)?  Appraisal clause is the way to go!  This service includes the Total Loss report AND we negotiate the value of your claim for you.  This is a really helpful service if you have been through the ringer trying to negotiate your total loss and have gotten nowhere in the process.

If your claim is against your own insurance company, 99% of the time, if there is a dispute about the value of a claim then you have the right to invoke the “appraisal clause”.

Wanna learn more about the appraisal clause?  Click here for some free info!

Click Here to find out if you need to invoke the appraisal clause!

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Who We Help

We help auto accident victims, attorneys and claims pros with Diminished Value and Total Losses. Everyone thinks we're awesome. We hope you will too.

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Free Resources

Download our FREE Diminished Value Guide for answers today!

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In this FREE diminished value guide, we provide free resources and answer all of your questions about diminished value and how to pursue your claim.

Whether you are just starting your research or have gotten lost in the internet clutter, this guide will be the only thing you need to read to make your decision on whether to pursue your possible dv claim. Find answers to topics like: First Party vs. Third Party Claims, Getting a ballpark figure for Diminished Value, How to make a demand, How to find an expert and issues you may run into.  After reading, just request a free claim consultation from our website and we will tell you what we think your claim is worth at no cost or obligation to you!  We’ll make your life easier with answers all in one place at Petty Details!

Make A Demand With Our Free Sample Demand Letter

diminished value demandGet our expert help making your initial demand with our sample Diminished Value demand letter.  We have already figured out the right thing to say so take advantage of our knowledge and use our sample letter to get the process started on your claim.  We’ll go one step further – sign up for a free claim consultation and we’ll even tell you how much we think your claim is worth so you can make a demand that is right on the money!

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Download our FREE ebook “How Much Is My Injury Claim Worth?”

how much is my injury worthWe get questions all of the time on this subject so we decided to put it all into a book to make it easy on you!

Find out answers from an experienced insurance claims expert on how to determine how much you should be asking for when making an injury demand on your own claim.  Although we don’t give legal advice, folks with smaller injury claims find our information helpful to get their claim settled with as little hassle as possible!

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About Us

You Must Be The Change…

We are subject matter experts in the insurance claims industry who saw a need and decided to start a company back in 2009 to take on the niche market of Diminished Value and Fair Market Value (aka Total Loss).

Since opening our doors, we have seen thousands of claims and are setting standards on how diminished value is evaluated and settled.  By offering our clients the answers they are looking for up front for FREE, we develop a personal connection with everyone we work with.  Our products are unmatched and our results are out of this world!


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Our Awesome Team

We believe that if you have the knowledge, it is your duty to help! That's why we do business with transparency in the spirit of providing true help and answers to your insurance claims questions totally FREE!

Justin Petty

Justin Petty

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Jen Petty

Jen Petty

Sr. VP / Director of Marketing View Details
Justin Petty

Justin Petty

President / CEO

Justin is a veteran in the insurance claims industry and uses his talents to answer the hard questions and help clients get settlements, no matter what the obstacle!

From the beginning of his career, Justin has specialized in unusual, complex and difficult-to-resolve insurance claims and damage scenarios. During his years as an insurance adjuster, management frequently called upon him to handle and resolve diminished value cases, subrogation cases, large losses, and special investigations involving fraud. Because of his inherent attention to details he excelled at and enjoyed the complex cases.

Before he became an independent appraiser, he was relied upon by three different multi-million dollar insurance carriers to audit and identify their recovery claims and then manage the recovery department. He created a formal recovery process along with the related best practices, and hired and directed all of the staff. He also created and employed tailored database management systems in order to maintain activity on high volumes of claims while tracking and reporting on the appropriate data metrics.

Jen Petty

Jen Petty

Sr. VP / Director of Marketing

Jen uses her creative prowess and thirst for knowledge to her advantage marketing our services to any and all who will listen. She also shines at customer service and has Justin’s back at all times to take care of our clients.


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