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Across the U.s. we help auto accident victims and attorneys with Diminished Value. We’ll tell you for FREE up front if your claim is worth it!

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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.

We offer two solutions

After we develop our opinion, we will tailor our services to best fit your claim, because no two are alike! (Similar, but not cookie cutter)

Diminished Value Opinion – PDVO

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Diminished Value Opinion – PDVO

$85.00

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

We review the claim for FREE!  Our official preliminary diminished value opinion report 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 Preliminary Diminished Value Opinion Report 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 PDVO 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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Diminished Value Report – USPAP

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Diminished Value Report – USPAP

$225.00 + $75 Inspection

* 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 nearly 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 report 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 a report 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 reports from a reliable company. We want to help fight back against inaccurate reports from so-called experts.

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What’s your Diminished Value claim value?

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) You can also call us to set up a free consultation at (214) 227-2154.

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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 Kia Sorento Diminished Value Award: $3,000!

2013 Kia Sorento Diminished Value Award: $3,000!

LOCATION: Litchfield Park, Arizona

We’ve added a new #winning client to our list!  Amber’s 2013 Kia Sorento Diminished Value win is our spotlight this week.  Amber had a pretty bad wreck with over $10,000 damages to her Sorento and luckily she hired a law firm that was familiar with our stellar diminished value services and decided to hire us for the case.  The claim was against an insurance company that is notorious for just saying no, no matter what, but that never stops us from fighting!

Kia Sorento diminished value win – Fighting ’til the bitter end!

Amber had a fight on her hands after getting injured and suffering substantial property damages due to the negligence of another driver and yet she was STILL put through the ringer by the insurance company, even with an attorney on her side!   After submitting our diminished value report, she got a denial, which, like I said, is typical for this company.  Her attorney used our report and ended up putting her diminished value demand in with her injury in court and she settled for an amount that she felt was fair after much fight.  We see this often with a few of the bigger insurance companies and there is no “easy street” to coast down to get your claim settled.  Sometimes it takes digging in your heels and fighting for what you KNOW you are owed and hiring professionals that have the same mission you do.  Amber surrounded herself with a team that had her best interest at heart and she hobbled away with $3,000 and a little relief.

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If your attorney isn’t willing to point you in the right direction to get help with your property damage, GET A NEW ATTORNEY!  We work with lots of auto accident victims referred to us by attorneys who know the work we do and the results we have produced.

Get your claim started today with our free sample diminished value demand letter.

We work with accident victims, attorneys, body shops and other professionals all over the US to help prove diminished value and get settlement with professional expert help.  Not just anybody can produce a credible and professional report AND help with navigating the claims process to conclusion. 

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Diminished Value on an Infiniti G37 – Award of $7500!

Diminished Value on an Infiniti G37 – Award of $7500!

LOCATION: San Antonio, Texas

Darwin had a substantial claim for diminished value on an Infiniti G37 after being plowed into from behind by a Budget Rental truck.  His damages were quite severe and he had an attorney for his injury but wasn’t sure how to get paid for the lost value he incurred after an accident that was no fault of his own.  After about two months, he won his case and walked away knowing he wouldn’t take a huge hit when he goes to trade in his wrecked Infiniti.

Diminished Value on an Infiniti G37 – Fighting Against Budget Rental

infiniti diminished valueRental car companies are notoriously hard to deal with when fighting to get a diminished value claim paid so Darwin knew he needed an expert on his side.  We evaluated his case up front and found his diminished value to be around $8700.  His 2012 Infiniti G37 was crushed in the rear and had to undergo substantial repair to get it even close to the car it was before.  After such severe damage, you never really know what kinds of problems you might have in the future and frame damage on a luxury vehicle is a death sentence when going to sell!  After about three months and some negotiation, Darwin was offered $7500 and he decided that was a fair number for him and settled.  With expert diminished value help, he got a claim settled that many would doubt could be done.  Rental car companies aren’t famous for great claims handling for a reason but Darwin had the right people on his side to win his lost value.

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If your attorney isn’t willing to point you in the right direction to get help with your property damage, GET A NEW ATTORNEY!  We work with lots of auto accident victims referred to us by attorneys who know the work we do and the results we have produced.

Get your claim started today with our free sample diminished value demand letter.

We work with accident victims, attorneys, body shops and other professionals all over the US to help prove diminished value and get settlement with professional expert help.  Not just anybody can produce a credible and professional report AND help with navigating the claims process to conclusion. 

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2012 Audi A6 Diminished Value Success!

2012 Audi A6 Diminished Value Success!

LOCATION: Dallas, Texas

Scott’s Audi A6 Diminished Value success story is the kind we love to brag about! His repair shop sent him our way because they shared our same mission – to help auto accident victims get justice!  We took a look at his case and he was definitely owed a substantial amount of diminished value on his clean 2012 Audi A6 Quattro Premium Plus and hired us after a quick consultation.

Audi A6 Diminished Value – Settlement After ONE PHONE CALL!

We inspected Scott’s Audi A6 and found that he was owed around $7300!  He submitted our USPAP diminished value report and had to be patient while his adjuster was out on vacation.  After waiting a week, one phone call to the adjuster did the trick and Scott became one of our latest diminished value success stories!

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When you hire a trusted expert to be on your side, especially after a referral from a repair pro, you are likely to end up with a fair settlement with a little follow up and fight if you make sure to research the expert and ask the right questions (which we give on our website here).  Even when you get a denial initially, adjusters will often start offering something if you can provide the right argument.  Scott can attest to the fact that reasonable adjusters DO exist and settle their claims ethically and fairly.

Get your claim started today with our free sample diminished value demand letter.

We work with accident victims, attorneys, body shops and other professionals all over the US to help prove diminished value and get settlement with professional expert help.  Not just anybody can produce a credible and professional report AND help with navigating the claims process to conclusion. 

Click the button below today if you are the victim of an auto accident and want to find out if you have a diminished value claim that is worth pursuing and we’ll tell you absolutely free!

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Chevy Malibu Diminished Value Award – $1000!

Chevy Malibu Diminished Value Award – $1000!

LOCATION: San Antonio, Texas

After someone wrecked into Tyshaun’s 2010 Chevy Malibu that she had taken care of through the years, she knew she was owed diminished value but wasn’t quite sure how to go about collecting.

Despite Tyshaun’s background in the legal field, her Chevy Malibu Diminished Value claim was not taken seriously and the other insurance company threw out a pity offer of $158 to get her to go away. After finding us on the internet and going through our Free Claim Consultation process, she ended up hiring us and using our $85 PDVO report. She was able to negotiate a settlement at $1000 with just a little back and forth with the adjuster and our guidance through the process. So Tyshaun made over $750 just by talking to us and allowing us to guide her through the steps! We would ask anyone to argue that those numbers aren’t an awesome return on investment!

When she signed the release, she sent us this message:

“YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! The value of your service cannot be overstated. There is no way I could have hung in there and battled with that insurance company if it wasn’t for you. Your expertise, connections, commitment, high level of service and negotiation skills are without equal.

I will without hesitation recommend you and your company’s services. Petty Details is first rate!”

Sincerely,
Tyshaun Layne

We have lots of happy customers with small claims under $1650 that get help with our opinion report for just $85 and have the expert they need on their side to fight against denials and stubborn adjusters.

Think you have a diminished value claim?  Even if your car isn’t brand new, you may still have a claim after a negligent driver causes you damage.  Click below to request a free claim consultation today and find out what you could walk away with!

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Honda CRV Diminished Value Success!

Honda CRV Diminished Value Success!

LOCATION: Dallas, Texas

John found us on the internet while researching Honda CRV diminished value and called us for a free claim consultation.

He hired us to inspect his 2011 CRV and write a full USPAP compliant report. He ended up taking his case to small claims court and our expert testimony helped drive his case home – he left court with a settlement of almost $2,500!

Here it is in his words:

Honda CRV Diminished Value

“Can’t say enough good things about the terrific service I received from Petty Details. Justin and his team did everything they said they would do from beginning to end…from the excellent Diminished Value report to appearing as my expert witness in court.

Justin and Petty Details were instrumental in me getting a fair and just settlement and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and his company to anyone needing assistance with their diminished value claim.”

- John Patterson

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Honda vehicles really hold their value so if you have one, you should definitely have your claim valued for diminished value after an auto accident!

Get your claim started today with a free sample demand letter – click here to request yours today!

Click below if you are the victim of an auto accident and want to find out if you have a diminished value claim that is worth pursuing and we will tell you absolutely free!

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Fiat Diminished Value Success

Fiat Diminished Value Success

Location: Staten Island, New York

Leo knew he had at least a small Fiat diminished value claim after minor damage to his new car.  He found us to give him the evidence to fight without coming out of pocket hundreds of dollars!

Leo’s damages were under $2,000 so he didn’t want to invest a lot in his Fiat diminished value claim but the insurance company was willing to address the DV if he had an expert report.  After looking at his claim, we valued it at about $1450 and helped him get a demand in front of the insurance company.

Leo’s Fiat – Diminished Value On Low Damages

When it comes to fighting for a low-valued diminished value claims, it takes real expertise because the insurance company knows how much it normally costs to fight a denial and lots of times that makes it uneconomical.  For this claim, we used our PDVO report for just $85.

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We developed this report for claims just like this, that aren’t worth investing $300-$400 into but are still worth a fight.  After submitting our report, Leo talked to the adjuster and agreed at $1100 for his Fiat diminished value and he had this to say about getting our help:

“Couldn’t ask for anything better!”

Case law in New York made fighting for his claim a little dicey but it ended in his favor with a settlement he was happy with and resolution on his claim.

Do you have a low damages on your vehicle?  It may still be worth it to fight!

Get your claim started today with our free sample diminished value demand letter.

We work with accident victims, attorneys, body shops and other professionals all over the US to help prove diminished value and get settlement with professional expert help.  Not just anybody can produce a credible and professional report AND help with navigating the claims process to conclusion. 

Click below today if you are the victim of an auto accident and want to find out if you have a diminished value claim that is worth pursuing and we’ll tell you absolutely free!

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Ford Mustang Diminished Value Claim Won $7,000!

Ford Mustang Diminished Value Claim Won $7,000!

Location: Mesa, Arizona

Ford Mustang – Diminished Value claim on two accidents!

Josh found himself in a situation we run in to more than we would like to admit!  He got hit by two different people THREE MONTHS APART! His year began with an accident in February and then in May he was hit AGAIN by another person.  

He didn’t know the first place to start but knew his 2010 Ford Mustang GT had lost a ton of value after being wrecked and repaired twice in three months!  He was referred to us and had more than one Ford Mustang diminished value claim to deal with, but we made the process easy!

We had to do a double-attack on his case and help him file two reports, one for each claim.  This is a lot more complex than you think but a pro can help you get it done with great success.  The key is having the right expert on your side – someone who knows the ins and outs of insurance claims.  Josh got the money he was entitled to and got on with his life as painless as possible with our help.

Get your claim started today with our free sample diminished value demand letter.

214-227-2154We work with accident victims, attorneys, body shops and other professionals all over the US to help prove diminished value and get settlement with professional expert help.  Not just anybody can produce a credible and professional report AND help with navigating the claims process to conclusion. 

Click below to get a FREE claim consultation today if you are the victim of an auto accident and want to find out if you have a diminished value claim that is worth pursuing and we will tell you what your claim is worth absolutely free!

Request A FREE Diminished Value Consultation Today!

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Want your own diminished value success story?

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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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.

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!

Market Value Report

Market Value Report

$170.00 + $75.00 Inspection

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 report, 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

$345.00 + $75.00 Inspection

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!

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Is your Total Loss Value worth a fight?

Normally if you are researching these kinds of subjects, 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 what your claim is worth 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!  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) You can also call us to set up a free consultation at (214) 227-2154!

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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.

Attorneys

Attorneys

In our experience, it’s not common for most legal professionals to get heavily involved in private passenger auto damage claims and that’s why we decided to offer property damage help for attorneys to make it easy for them to take advantage of expert help at no extra cost.

There are plenty of plaintiff attorneys and unfortunately, plenty of injured parties due to auto collisions, but there aren’t many attorneys that specialize in the vehicle damage part of an injury claim. Attorneys handle their workflows much differently and to each their own.

For large plaintiff attorney firms or one man operations, we work quickly to automate a new profit center focused on property damage help that your firm can be proud of. Clients will begin to realize that going with your firm means they get exceptional assistance not only with their injury representation, but for their property damages, too! We are experts in the prompt administration of all kinds of property damage and vehicle claim scenarios.

  • What process do you currently use for recognizing, estimating and recovering diminished value damages on repairable vehicles?
  • How does your office manage unusual loss of use or rental and repair issues?
  • If your client’s vehicle is totaled, does your office have a process in place to help your clients maximize their settlement on the total loss?
  • Who processes and monitors salvage values and makes sure the insurance company is providing proper documentation and payment on damages?

As experts in diminished value, subrogation, and general claims procedures, our office can provide testimony or professional reports that are useful in a variety of situations. We are no strangers to depositions and trials and have been under the scrutiny of Daubert and Frye standards for expert witnesses before with no issues. Our founder’s status as an expert in the fields of subrogation, diminished value and insurance claims procedures is challenged less and less as we continue to out- perform our (very few) competitors.

We dare you to try and find a better provider for any of the following areas of specialization we have at Petty Details. . . .

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Auto Accident Victims

Auto Accident Victims

Auto accident victims need answers now and if you’ve found this page, you’re certainly scouring the internet for answers!  You can stop searching now because we can answer ANY claims question you can throw at us whether it be about diminished value, total losses or another complex claims issue.

DIMINISHED VALUE

Has your car been wrecked and repaired? Was the wreck someone else’s fault? After you are put in an unfortunate situation like this, 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 do we stack up to other experts, you ask?

At Petty Details, our edge is experience! We know what makes a report credible and what is realistic on the market. Our reports reflect the most accurate estimation of diminished value available. Anywhere.

Since we help all kinds of customers with diminished value and have sat in the adjuster’s seat ourselves, we know all the valid arguments for and against diminished value.

diminished value guide

At Petty Details, our edge is that we hold 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and know what is happening on the inside. This is more than I can say for a lot of the companies that you may find by doing a Google search on diminished value claims (also known as a loss of value claim). I urge you, as the consumer, to make sure the diminished value company you use is credible. If your case ends up in front of a judge, then 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 and training we have for successfully documenting diminished value claims. In addition to the quality and acceptability that comes from getting a report from a professional with previous experience in the insurance industry, we also pride ourselves on being unbeatable when it comes to price. We refuse to take any further advantage of insurance consumers and have priced our product at a point that makes it worthwhile for everyone involved.

Talk To An Expert!

Get The Process Started Now for FREE!

TOTAL LOSSES 

total loss claimTotal 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. 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 total loss. 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.

If your claim is against your own insurance company, then 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”.

Here is a quote from a commonly used appraisal clause in personal auto policies:

 APPRAISAL

A. If we and you do not agree on the amount of loss, either may demand an appraisal of the loss.

In this event, each party will select a competent and impartial appraiser. The two appraisers will select an umpire. The appraisers will state separately the actual cash value and the amount of loss. If they fail to agree, they will submit their differences to the umpire. A decision agreed to by any two will be binding.

Each party will:

1. Pay its chosen appraiser, and

2. Bear the expenses of the appraisal and umpire equally

 B. We do not waive any of our rights under this policy by agreeing to an appraisal.

Finding The Right Help

If your claim is against the insurance company of another person, then you can still get a professional appraisal to help with the negotiation of your claim, but you’ll have to present your evidence properly and there will be no appraisal clause language in effect, so it will really be important to present strong evidence to compel the insurance company to settle with you. Our reports will document every aspect of your vehicle’s fair market value and make the negotiation process easy.

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 do not 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, we will also 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?

Talk To An Expert!

Get The Process Started Now for FREE!
Body Shops

Body Shops

We work with a lot of professionals in the business and body shops reach out to us constantly to have a trusted expert they can send their loyal and cherished clients to.  It’s a great feeling to perform a stellar repair and then help the client even further by helping them get paid  for they value they will lose when they go to resell their repaired vehicle. 

DIMINISHED VALUE

Has the car been wrecked and repaired? Was the wreck someone else’s fault? After your clients are put in an unfortunate situation like this, some argue the value of their 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 us get the job done, no matter where you are. There is no risk because your client will get a free claim consultation before the process is started to make sure their claim is worth their valuable time.

How do we stack up to other experts, you ask?

At Petty Details, our edge is experience! We know what makes a report credible and what is realistic on the market. Our reports reflect the most accurate estimation of diminished value available. Anywhere.

Since we help all kinds of customers with diminished value and have sat in the adjuster’s seat ourselves, we know all the valid arguments for and against diminished value.

At Petty Details, our edge is that we hold 17 years of experience in the insurance industry and know what is happening on the inside. This is more than we can say for a lot of the companies that you may find by doing a Google search on diminished value claims (also known as a loss of value claim). I urge you, as the professional looking to make themselves even more valuable to their clients, to make sure the diminished value company you use is credible. If the case ends up in front of a judge, then they will need to have a credentialed professional to back up their technical evidence on your diminished value claim.

Petty Details, LLC prides itself on the specialized knowledge and training we have for successfully documenting diminished value claims. In addition to the quality and acceptability that comes from getting a report from a professional with previous experience in the insurance industry, we also pride ourselves on being unbeatable when it comes to price. We refuse to take any further advantage of insurance consumers and have priced our product at a point that makes it worthwhile for everyone involved.

Get The Process Started Now for FREE!

TOTAL LOSSES 

total loss claimTotal loss settlement disputes are common. The value of a vehicle is very important to your client, but it may not be as important to your insurance company or the insurance company of that guy or gal that hit their car and totaled it. No matter how the vehicle became a total loss, there are some options available to your clients  that most don’t know about. They will help them advocate for the best settlement on their total loss. 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.

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

Finding The Right Help

If their claim is against the insurance company of another person, then they can still get a professional appraisal to help with the negotiation of their claim, but they’ll have to present the evidence properly and there will be no appraisal clause language in effect, so it will really be important to present strong evidence to compel the insurance company to settle with them. Our reports will document every aspect of your vehicle’s fair market value and make the negotiation process easy.

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 do not 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 the loss, we will also evaluate any documentation the insurance company has already provided your client and tell them 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.

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In our experience, it’s not common for many claims pros to be experts in a niche industry like diminished value.

As a matter of fact, adjusters need a third party opinion in most cases to prove the amount of their offer and that’s why we decided to offer our services and make it easy for professionals in the insurance industry to take advantage of expert help at no extra cost.

Most of the adjusters we have worked with in the past have little time to search around on the internet and do their research when it comes to diminished value claims and that is where our years of claims experience come in handy.

We work quickly to evaluate what adjusters should pay out on a claim and we use the same process for insurance companies as we do for accident victims themselves.   We are experts in the prompt administration of all kinds of property damage and vehicle claim scenarios.

  • What process do you currently use for paying diminished value claims?
  • How does your claims department manage unusual loss of use or rental and repair issues?
  • If the vehicle is totaled, does your office have a process in place to help  put out a fair offer without paying too much?

As experts in diminished value, subrogation, and general claims procedures, our office can provide testimony or professional reports that are useful in a variety of situations. We are no strangers to depositions and trials and have been under the scrutiny of Daubert and Frye standards for expert witnesses before with no issues. Our founder’s status as an expert in the fields of subrogation, diminished value and insurance claims procedures is challenged less and less as we continue to out- perform our (very few) competitors.

We dare you to try and find a better provider for any of our areas of specialization at Petty Details. . . .

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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 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!

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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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It's amazing how many people are affected by auto accidents each year!
We have a lot of people to help!

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Years Operating

17

Years of Claims Experience

3500

Average DV Claim Amount

18000

Auto Accidents Per Day

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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

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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!

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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