Expert Answers – Fraud and Pre-Existing Damage Arguments

March 28, 2014By Jen Petty

EXPERT ANSWERS – Pre-existing Damage


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My friend crashed her car in a recent storm. She immediately filed a claim, however it took an adjuster 10 days to come look at her car! By this time the car had rusted in the damage area. They deemed it a total loss. Today she is dealing with an investigation. They are trying to hassle her about the damage saying because its rusty it appears to be pre-existing damage, when in fact it’s not. What should she do and why is her own insurer treating her so poorly like she’s a criminal? (more…)

Facts that sound like lies but are TRUE!

March 26, 2014By Jen Petty

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Today I was reading an email from Soul Pancake and if you aren’t subscribing to their emails, you’re missing out on some beautiful work!  Soul Pancake was created by Rainn Wilson and a creative team he works with – their website is a beautiful compilation of awesomeness that is smart, inspirational and witty and warms the heart strings!  They are famous for creating Kid President and other gems like the short videos featured on OWN that show what it is to be human and it makes you remember to find beauty in our every day world and reconnect to each other.

One of my FAVORITE videos Soul Pancake has made is “Take A Seat” featuring strangers sitting in a ball pit asking questions to get to know each other.  It is a great reminder that we’re not so different from all the folks we pass on the street every day.

Facts that sound like lies, but are TRUE!

Now onto the reason I made this post!  What I loved that I found in the SoulPancake email today was this list from Buzzfeed titled 77 Facts That Sound Like Huge Lies But Are Actually Completely True” which had tons of really funny, outlandish facts that were amusing to read.

Some of our favorites are:

– If you put your finger in your ear and scratch, it sounds just like Pac-Man.

– Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.

– Armadillos nearly always give birth to identical quadruplets.

– Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.

 If you want to be full of fun, outrageous facts to entertain your friends and get them through the Hump Day Slump, check it out at Buzzfeed – they’re article is one of the Petty Details We Love today!


Is Diminished Value a Scam or is it Legit?

March 24, 2014By Jen Petty

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Is Diminished Value A Scam?

As the marketing director, I do a lot of search term and keyword research to make sure auto accident victims find us when they do their research online and recently I saw a couple of searches asking “is diminished value a scam” and even searching “petty details scam”.  For a moment, I was almost mad at the computer seeing our name paired with the word “scam” because of how passionate we are about our work but then I realized – they’re just like me!  I know I would be searching that same thing if we were thinking of hiring expert help in a very niche-y subject such as diminished value from someone online. (more…)

The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul…

March 19, 2014By Jen Petty

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We know you’ve heard the saying “The eyes are the window to the soul” and this artist used colored pencils to help us visualize just that.

We follow a blog called Colossal because they focus on the details that make things really beautiful in our life and today’s post focused on Texas-based graffiti artist Redosking, who draws super-realistic images of eyes.  The petty details are really what makes his art so beautiful – the pores of the skin, the eyelashes, the pictures within the eye.  Check out Colossal’s blog post here with more drawings!  See even more of his gorgeous work on his Instagram page – it’s worth a follow for sure! (more…)

Fiat Diminished Value Success!

March 17, 2014By Jen Petty

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth – $1100 DV Award!

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.

Our NEW DIMINISHED VALUE WEBSITE! Thanks for your support!

March 9, 2014By Jen Petty

The NEW Petty Details Diminished Value website –!

We are proud to show off our hard work with the launch today of our new website (which you have obviously found if you are reading this.)

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We have made it a mission to make our resources easily available to provide the most people with free information about their diminished value, total loss claims and tons of other topics.

Find out:

  • How to make a diminished value demand
  • How much your diminished value claim is worth
  • If your total loss is worth fighting for
  • How much your injury might be worth
  • The small claims court process

We have compiled all of the free help we’ve given over the years here on our new website to make it easy for auto accident victims to find the answers they need to make an informed decision when dealing with their insurance claim.

We thank you for your support over the last 5 years and we are ready to give you more free information than ever to help get your diminished value and total loss claims resolved as painlessly as possible!  You won’t believe our customer service because we truly do focus on each individual claim and spend all the time it takes to answer your questions right up front to make sure you feel confident moving forward with our help.  We stay by your side throughout the process so you will never wonder who to call when you don’t know the next step.  Rely on Petty Details for the real expert help you need with your diminished value, total loss or small claims issues – our success rate is the highest because we don’t give up!


Browse around and let us know what you think and we can’t wait to hear your feedback!

2012 Infiniti Diminished Value – $3400 on a G25!

January 31, 2014By Jen Petty No Comments

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Location: Dallas, Texas

Carl had an $8000 repair on his 2012 Infiniti G25 after he was rear-ended in an auto accident and he was looking for more info on Diminished Value.  He couldn’t find an attorney to help him with a property damage only claim and he was stuck until an attorney helped him find us.  After reviewing his claim, we formulated our opinion at around $5000 for his Infiniti diminished value claim. (more…)

Property damage help for Steve’s injury attorney got him $3800!

January 27, 2014By Jen Petty No Comments

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Location: Ft. Worth, Texas

Steve got in a serious accident with over $17,000 in repairs to his 2011 Chevrolet Silverado.  His injury attorney helped him research Diminished Value and that is when he found us!  His truck puts in a lot of heavy duty miles, being a work truck, so Steve knew that he had suffered a loss that he would pay for the second he decides to trade in.  (more…)

Ford Expedition Diminished Value – Attorney won $6000!

January 23, 2014By Jen Petty No Comments

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Location: Dallas, Texas

As an attorney, Wade works with accident victims all of the time and turned to us when he was a victim himself to provide the expert evidence he needed to prove his Ford Expedition diminished value case.  He had been offered around $4K but he knew that was a low offer because he had taken meticulous care of his 2011 Ford Expedition Limited, which was loaded with options, and had all the maintenance records so he sought out our help. (more…)