Your car was damaged in an accident caused by someone else
Your car was repaired and LOOKS as good as it did before the accident
BUT is your car REALLY worth as much as it was before the accident?
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DO YOU NEED AN AUTOMOTIVE APPRAISAL?
- Pre-purchase Inspection of Classic, Muscle, and Luxury Vehicles
- Stated Value Appraisal for Insurance purposes
- A Cash Value Appraisal for Divorce, Bankruptcy, or Litigation
WHAT IS DIMINISHED VALUE?
Diminished value is the loss of ACTUAL CASH VALUE resulting from an accident determined not to be your fault.
Your vehicle looks as good as it did before the accident, but it is now much less desirable due to the repaired damage. When you decide to sell or trade your vehicle now, or in the future, it will be worth less than had the accident not occurred.
Usually a frame or structurally damaged vehicle cannot be re-sold as a "certified used vehicle." This could impact the vehicle's value by as much as 40%!
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DIMINISHED VALUE CLAIMS ARE VALID IN FLORIDA!
You are absolutely entitled to be compensation for Diminished Value for third party caused accidents in the state of Florida, despite what an Insurance Company may tell you.
An insurance company may be quick to write a check for repairs they routinely deny Diminished Value compensation!
You can file a Diminished Value claim up to 3 years from the date of the accident, even if the insurance company has already paid for the body damage.
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YOU MUST PROVE THE AMOUNT OF DIMINISHED VALUE
In Florida YOU are required to prove the amount of the Diminished Value.
The adjuster for the at-fault insurance company DOES NOT have your best interest in mind. They may lie to you about Diminished Value recovery and eventually may present you with low-ball settlement offers.
To protect yourself and support your claim, you will need expert evaluation to prove that Diminished Value has occurred and to what extent!
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WHAT CLIENTS SAY
I could not have found a better diminished value expert in the state of Florida. John is an experienced appraiser who not only provided an accurate and well thought-out appraisal, he provided me with outstanding support every step of the way.
John was available the entire time I needed his advice...he was always available by phone and email. He genuinely cares about his clients and wants them to reach a settlement that they are 100% satisfied with.
Knowing that he had my back, I gained the confidence I needed to aggressively negotiate what the insurance company owed me.
He is at the top of his field in the state of Florida and has a patent in the works. Please do not look any further when choosing an expert appraiser.
Thanks for all you do.
I don't know anything more intimidating than standing alone against a
big name auto insurance company knowing your claim for thousands of
dollars in diminished value is fair and just and having that insurance
company simply thumb its nose at you.
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At our first meeting John made clear to me several things.
He would give me an honest appraisal of my vehicle. No padding the
numbers. His reputation in the industry depends on it.
And so it was I won my case for every dollar owed to me. But the best
part was watching Mr. Hackett in action, in the courtroom the day of
the trial. With his calm, easy going, even demeanor he let the facts
speak for themselves. And, I know he made the attorney for the
insurance company wish he was anywhere else.
Thank you Mr. Hackett!