Lisa Wilson, Atlanta, Georgia:
My insurance company had denied me diminished value for my auto accident.
I ask them to explain to me how they came up with the values and the adjuster could only say my car was repaired back to its pre-accident state.
I had never heard of diminish value until my claims adjuster had initially told me.
Upon talking to others who had accidents as well as researching the Internet, I knew I had the right to receive diminish value for my car and this was with an insurance company I had been with about fifteen years and never had a major claim not to mention this accident wasn’t even my fault.
They told me I could get an independent appraiser and at first I thought it wasn’t worth it because this is a giant of an insurance company and I am just a small person who didn’t want to drag this out forever but being disappointed and very angry, I searched the Internet and found Diminished Value of Georgia.
I called that night and talked with Antoine. He explained to me exactly what diminished value is and how the process works. We met for the appraisal to be performed on my car the next morning and he had the report ready the same day.
He also offered to go to court with me if I had to go.
I sent the report to my insurance company and at first they offered me the 250.00 that was to be used to pay for their appraisal and I refused and threatened to take them to court. They sent their appraiser out and he did an appraisal with an estimate of 627.35 whereas Diminished Value of Georgia had an estimate of 850.00.
The insurance met me in the middle and sent me a check for 738.65. I received the check in less than two weeks time of sending the insurance company the report. I am very happy with Diminished Value of Georgia and I will use them again if I have to and recommend them to everyone else.
Anika A, Atlanta, Georgia:
I drove into what looked like a small puddle one very rainy afternoon which caused my VW Cabrio to stall.
Fortunately, I had full coverage insurance and my insurance company made the repairs to get my car up and running again.
I had to take my car back to them on a 2nd occasion because some things were not repaired correctly. I found out about other problems that might later occur as a result of the flood and was advised by my sister, an attorney, to ask for a diminished value payment from the insurance company.
The insurance adjuster made this process as difficult and confusing as possible but luckily I found Diminished Value of Atlanta who provided a very low cost appraisal for me. Antoine, the adjuster from DV of Georgia, did a very thorough inspection of my vehicle and helped me through the entire process.
He went above and beyond what I expected and even negotiated with the insurance company’s appraiser and got me a settlement which was 87% higher than what the insurance company originally offered. I highly recommend using this service if you need a diminished value appraisal.
Beverly Stroud, Atlanta, Georgia:
I had never heard of diminish value until the manager at the body shop where I had my car repaired told me to expect a check from the insurance company following the completion of my auto claim. after my claim was closed I did indeed receive a check from the insurance company in the amount of $78.53…
Mind you I own a 2009 Dodge Journey and I knew my diminished value should have been a greater amount than what the the insurance company had offered..I called and spoke with my claims adjuster who made this process as difficult and confusing as possible and was told that I could get an independent appraiser, if I did not agree with the settlement amount.
I began researching the Internet and found 3 companies that dealt with diminished value claims and among them was Antoine of Diminished Value of Georgia. I called and spoke with Antoine and he took over at that point. He did a very thorough inspection of my vehicle and helped me through the entire process, even going the extra mile by returning multiple phone calls & emails from me….
Antoine negotiated with the insurance company’s independent appraiser and got me a settlement which was tremendously higher than what the insurance company originally offered me. I highly recommend Antoine and DV of Georgia if you need a diminished value appraisal.
Zachery Bell, Atlanta, Georgia
I called Diminished Value of Georgia after my insurance company was balking on even offering me a Diminished Value claim. Antoine explained the entire process and walked me through it with ease. After following Antoine’s instructions, my insurance company offered me a settlement of $128. Antoine advised that I reject the settlement and invoke my “appraisal clause.” I did as he suggested and he had my report ready to file with my insurance company within hours! Antoine worked with my insurance company’s appraiser and settled for $1,834!.. barely shy of his initial estimate of $1,900.
This process was basically effortless once I hired Diminished Value of Georgia. Antoine is really good at what he does and I was always able to reach him via email or telephone if I had any questions. This was the best product/service that I have spent money on in years! I did exactly what he said and everything worked out perfectly. He made my life easy… I highly recommend his services!
Marc Gold, Atlanta, Georgia
After our car was hit, we knew we were entitled to a Diminution of Value to our car from the other party that hit us. Antoine helped me get a fantastic settlement from the other persons insurance company and when our car was found to have additional damage, he offered to look it over and make sure the assessment was correct so that we could receive the best settlement. He will provide you with all the paperwork you need to submit, and the value of the service is very quickly made up as the insurance company did not even blink when I presented his professional looking documents – Marc