Inherent Diminished Value
Even if your vehicle has received quality repairs, it may still be subject to “inherent diminished value” simply because the vehicle has a history of significant damage. Also, reporting methods, like CarFax, will show the wreck history of the vehicle for its lifetime. This information follows the car and will be a contributing factor in its loss of value at the time of trade-in or sale. This difference in retail value from before the car was wrecked compared to after the repair is recoverable in Louisiana. Here’s an example:
If you were in an accident and the repairs to your vehicle totaled $4000.00, in addition to having those repairs covered, you, the claimant could be owed somewhere between $100-$4000 in Diminished Value on your damaged vehicle.
Learn More —Diminished Value: What Is It?
Louisiana court of appeals supports third-party liability for the diminution in the value of a damaged vehicle. It gives guidelines and criteria that must be met for a claim to be filed successfully. Remember, YOU have the burden of proof when it comes to a claim for Diminished Value in Louisiana. YOU have to prove how much value your vehicle has lost due to the accident. How do you do that? With our comprehensive report and support from our experienced team – We Get Results!
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