WHAT’S THE MADE WHOLE DOCTRINE & WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ANYWAY?

WHAT’S THE MADE WHOLE DOCTRINE & WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ANYWAY?

March 31, 2016By Justin Petty

Made Whole Doctrine: Are you being preyed upon? Insurance companies count on vehicle owners not knowing about the law, specifically the made whole doctrine.  They use the lack of knowledge by the layman to prey on accident victims for profit.  Right now, many of the accident victims that are reading this article are being further … Read More

Rental Car on Total Loss Claims in Texas

Rental Car on Total Loss Claims in Texas

January 29, 2016By Justin Petty

Can you claim for the cost of a rental Car on Total Loss Claims in Texas? Blogs are buzzing because in the recent Texas Supreme Court Case, J&D Towing LLC v. American Alternative Insurance Corporation 2016 WL 91201 (Tex. 2016), a major wrong that has been going on since before there were even cars was … Read More

INVALID DIMINISHED VALUE CLAIM DENIAL – 8 Unfair Examples

INVALID DIMINISHED VALUE CLAIM DENIAL – 8 Unfair Examples

January 22, 2016By Justin Petty

If you’ve had the displeasure of being in an accident where your vehicle was repairable, you’ve probably experienced a loss in the resale value of your vehicle, no matter how well it was repaired. Additionally, in the vast majority of cases the insurance company that is responsible for settling the claim with you gives you … Read More

Auto Dealer Quotes & Diminished Value – The Solution

Auto Dealer Quotes & Diminished Value – The Solution

January 21, 2016By Justin Petty

If you are attempting to recover damages as a result of diminished value, you will undoubtedly be required to prove your loss. This can be very difficult for the average accident victim. Can you just call around and get auto dealer quotes to prove your loss?   Knowledge of the proper methodologies and form for … Read More

Has Attorney Montie Day Changed California Diminished Value Law?

Has Attorney Montie Day Changed California Diminished Value Law?

January 13, 2016By Justin Petty 1 Comment

In the small world of automobile claims, there’s new buzz surrounding California Diminished Value law and the recent changes in California Jury Instructions regarding property damage to automobiles. The changes came in response to one attorney’s relentless pursuit of justice. Attorney Montie S. Day refused to sit idly by when he realized California insurance carriers … Read More

How The Amount Of The Repair Bill Affects Diminished Value

How The Amount Of The Repair Bill Affects Diminished Value

January 12, 2016By Justin Petty

Severity of Damage and Inherent Diminished Value In a professional forum for diminished value providers, we had a member inquire about how the amount of the repair bill affects the diminished value (inherent) of a vehicle. It is my experience that the amount of damages is an imperative factor to have in order to accurately … Read More

Collision Repair – 7 Things You Need to Know

Collision Repair – 7 Things You Need to Know

January 11, 2016By Justin Petty

Worried about your collision repair after an auto accident? You ought to be. In nearly 15 years as an adjuster, I have seen some doozies when it comes to collision repair. Not all shops are crooks, but body shops, like any other business, are in business to make money. Most people are not experts on collision … Read More

Auto Accident: Third Party Claim and Myths About Adjusters

Auto Accident: Third Party Claim and Myths About Adjusters

January 6, 2016By Justin Petty

What is a third party claim and what do you need to know? Anytime you’re involved in an auto accident and it was not your fault, you potentially have a third party claim. If the at fault party has liability insurance, then when you file a claim with their insurance company and you have a … Read More

Total Loss Settlement Tips

Total Loss Settlement Tips

January 4, 2016By Justin Petty

The Petty Details of Total Losses What should you do when you are dealing with a total loss?   We get so many questions every day from people involved in an accident where their vehicle was totaled and they are now getting a low offer from the insurance company and just don’t know what to … Read More

Auto Accidents – Critical Thinking

Auto Accidents – Critical Thinking

July 20, 2015By Justin Petty

What To Do After An Auto Accident Advice on Dealing with an Auto Insurance Claim Most of us will be involved in an auto accident within our lifetimes. This means that we are likely to have a claim with an insurance company; either our own insurance company or someone else’s insurance company. After over 17 years … Read More