Sometimes, when you invoke the appraisal clause, the two appraisers get in a sticky situation where they don’t agree and one tries to make up unwritten rules on the idea of “that is what we have always done”.
This case was one of those.
The owner had been through a pretty horrific hail storm and his new vehicle was totaled in the process. When he got his offer, he felt like it was pretty low. We took a look and agreed that his valuation contained the typical problems they normally do and seemed to be several thousand dollars off.
Robert found out how effective our products are by proving his diminished value loss with our one page DV Analysis. We only use this product when the expert suggests it but Robert’s case was the reason we created this product!
Ain’t gonna lie….his claim was risky.
Diminished Value Claim Overview:
Low damages resulting in a low DV claim against a trucking company. Lots of things working against him on this claim but our DV Analysis helped him attack his claim with expert guidance right from the start and an appraisal based on sound methodology to make a demand with.
OFFICIAL OFFER WAS OVER $7000 LOW ON A 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT
Hey guys! It has been quite a while since we had time to post on our blog because we’ve spent our year so far helping tons of accident victims get a fair shake when dealing with diminished value and total losses.
We’ll start today with our latest success on a little known power you have against your own insurance company (1st party claim) if you have a total loss:
THE APPRAISAL CLAUSE!
Even if you know about the appraisal clause, it doesn’t mean it will be effective for you since most insurance companies have their own idea about how the appraisal clause works (even though it is in black and white in the contract) so you have to have an experienced expert that knows the rules and how to navigate the process legally. We have inside knowledge that the appraisal clause is on top of everyone’s mind working inside the claims department because it is costing them a ton of money to defend the practices of their uneducated adjusters.
Thomas was one of those customers that really mulled over the decision to pursue his diminished value. He got a free claim consultation and months passed before he finally called back in ready to fight for his 2013 GMC Acadia Denali diminished value and he walked away with $4,000!
Jason lives in California and he dealt with the normal slow paced adjuster and the holiday rush while trying to get his diminished value claim on his 2011 Audi S5 settled and he hired us after the insurance company told him they needed expert proof to pay diminished value. That is where we stepped in and did what we do best: we did our research gave guidance and support to our client throughout his claim!
Our client, Ed, started his claim out the right way and that was by doing his research about 2013 Chrysler 200 diminished value while his car was still in repair and requested a free consultation with us right away. He was fighting with an insurance company that was open-minded about being fair when giving him an offer and a little back and forth on his end got him a settlement of $2000!
New Win – Diminished Value on a Modern Collectible Vehicle!
Lisa had one heck of a fight oh her hands after being wrecked into in her very cherished 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Special Anniversary Edition. She had taken careful care of her rare modern collectible vehicle and was not going to take less than she was owed when fighting for her diminished value. Read more
Diminished Value On A Modern Collectible – $5,000 on a 2002 Chevy Camaro Special Anniversary Edition! October 22nd, 2017Jen Petty
I saw the middle stages of a little Ford Focus Hatchback taking a hit, flipping in mid-air, and the aftermath that ensued. As soon as I heard it, I looked out my window in my office because I like to work with the blinds open and sun shining in and I saw metal pieces and tires flying everywhere and a small car flipping once, twice, then landing right side up. It was like watching slow motion video and then stillness. I was scared to death that someone was badly hurt or even dead because there was no movement for a second. I yelled to Justin who was cooking us some gourmet lunch at the time and he yelled “Call 911!” and dashed out the door. While calling 911, I saw movement and a young woman jumped out of the car and ran around to the passenger side….to get her infant child out. The baby was moving and seemed to be fine but in shock and the man in the truck said he was okay but stayed in his truck, probably in shock as well. The 911 operators were great, quickly taking down the info they needed and with a sound in their voice like they were eager to help. It was refreshing considering the stories we have all seen on the news about people at the 911 command having a bad day or lackadaisical attitude that ends up costing valuable time and lives.
We know…its been a while since we last posted and there is good reason for that!
Let’s get caught back up on happenings since we have been gone:
Summer was on fire and our son was Flounder in the local musical theater production of The Little Mermaid! Here is a little taste of our local musical theater star in action:
Movin’ On Up!!
With over 5 years under our belt, we have been growing like wildfire and more attorneys, consumers and insurance professionals than ever are approaching us for help getting justice on diminished value and total loss property damage claims. We have been working closely with several attorneys that are helping our clients settle their claims when the insurance company they are pursuing sticks their feet in the mud with a low offer or denial.
With our growth we face new challenges and work every day to perfect our processes and every new year gives us a chance to grow as humans and business owners. We are excited at the opportunities we have in this new year and have a goal to post more info than ever before to help you find answers you are desperately googling for when it comes to the confusing insurance claims process because we know there aren’t many folks like us out there that will freely give you the RIGHT answer. We are proud of our business and can’t wait to see what this year holds and we thank our family, friends and clients who have made us what we are today!
Here’s to a 2015 that ROCKS for all of us!
We’re Baaaaaaaack! Welcome, 2015! January 6th, 2015Jen Petty
After sailing through our day as normal, something was pulling at me all day so Justin and I started discussing when we opened the business and pulled up our LLC Formation paperwork and low and behold, today was DEFINITELY a special day for us! We have put five long years of passion for helping auto accident victims into our very own entrepreneurial endeavor and started with little to our name and today is our happy happy birthday and we’re five years old!
There have been many changes over the years and, entering our sixth year, we have never felt better about the direction our business is taking us in. We are in a huge growth mode this year and unbelievably excited thinking of what the rest of 2014 and the next 5 years have in store for us! We are so thankful to great family and friends that have been there to support us and help us through the sometimes very stressful but rewarding mission we are on to change the industry we are in and get people the real help that is hard to come by. We believe Ghandi had it right when he said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” and that has brought us the most reward doing what we love…together….without killing each other…. haha
Here’s to the next 5 years and making some real change, authentically and with a purpose!