Sunday, March 13, 2011

WHAT TO DO AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT - COLLISION DAMAGE REPAIRS AND DIMINISHED VALUE




JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Your late model car has just been rear-ended in an accident. After contacting an auto body shop regarding repairs, you'll call your insurance agent to report the loss and perhaps make another call to your lawyer to discuss that pain in your neck. You will also hear from an insurance adjuster. Chances are, however, that none of them will alert you to the fact that you are also entitled to compensation from the other drivers insuror for the loss of trade-in value to your car - commonly known as Automobile Diminished Value. Now that your car has a dirty Carfax, it is worth less. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company specializes in preparing Automobile Diminished Value reports throughout Florida.

Automobile Diminished Value, in layman's terms, means that, come trade-in time, the sales manager at your dealership will inform you that your car is worth much less because it has a prior repair history. Used car buyers, with a plethora of previously undamaged vehicles to choose from, usually won't consider purchasing fixed cars. So instead of the twenty thousand dollars you were expecting, the dealer will offer you less, sometimes up to 50% less. In fact, some dealerships won't touch automobiles with a Carfax report period.

In Florida, Automobile Diminished Value claims are recognized by all insurance companies. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company is a leader in preparing Automobile Diminished Value Appraisals throughout the state. Why has our method of calculating the percentage of Diminished Value  produced the most accurate results? The reason is simple - we do the work. While other companies in the business, as well as insurors themselves, use formulas that are nothing more than short-cuts. Our researchers contact several dealerships to obtain their esteemed opinions. Insurance adjusters can't refute figures obtained in this manner with formulas because there is nothing hypothetical about our valuations.

Consumers wonder whether they need to hire an attorney to file an Automobile Diminished Value claim against the other driver's insurance company. If you used one of those national firms to prepare the appraisal and the insuror offered a ridiculously low settlement, then a lawyer will be your best and possibly only recourse. As previously mentioned, the formulaic approach is easy to dispute.

At The St. Lucie Appraisal Company, our mission is to prepare thorough Automobile Diminished Value reports throughout Florida that should preclude the need for a lawyer. There is no disputing a report that contains verified opinions of several dealers. Dealerships are the primary buyers of previously repaired cars. They are the ones who set the market.


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paypal payment button The fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300. Credit card payments can be made on the PayPal page. Click on "Don't have a PayPal account?" to be taken to the secure credit card payment page. 

After making your secure payment please email the body shop estimate or the insurance company appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net or FAX to 772-466-8400.

NOTE: TESLA OR OTHER EXOTIC CAR OWNERS PLEASE CALL 772-359-4300 TO ARRANGE FOR AN AUTOMOBILE DIMINISHED VALUE APPRAISAL.