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Polaris Slingshot – Trike, Bike or Autocycle ?

July 12, 2017

State by State Driver’s License Requirements for the Polaris Slingshot.  Is the Polaris Slingshot considered an autocycle in your state? Do you need a motorcycle license to enjoy a side-by-side driving experience? List of states and classification of the Polaris Slingshot. State Classification of Slingshot License Needed Alabama Autocycle Drivers Alaska Motorcycle Motorcycle Arizona Autocycle […]

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GTLA Auto Torts 2017

July 3, 2017

Event: 2017 Auto Torts Workshop Organizer: The Georgia Trial Lawyer Association (GTLA) Date:  July 13 – 15 Location:  Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa (Map) 4000 Sandestin Boulevard South Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Description:  This is the GTLA’s  annual conference for personal injury attorneys handling auto accident cases. Schedule: GTLA Auto Torts 2017 – Schedule Expected CLE […]

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Kia Warranty Denial

June 19, 2017

This is an article in progress. Kia erroneously denying a warranty claim on our company vehicle. Suit filed against Kia and Dealer for breach of warranty.    Jeremy Carrifee | Escalated Case Representative Kia Motors America, Inc. Southern Region 111 Peters Canyon Rd., Irvine, CA 92606 T 520-770-4746 F 520-770-4786 E

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Georgia Salvage Vehicle Inspectors

June 13, 2017

Below is a list of licensed salvage vehicle inspectors in Georgia. You need one of them to inspect your repaired salvage vehicle in order to obtain a rebuilt title. Mobile Inspectors (they will come to you) Inspector’s Name City   Phone Number/E-mail Jonathan Broom Ringgold 770-500-2570 Fermando Foo Canton 678-880-7131 Craig Stokes Alpharetta […]

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Appraisal Services – Diminished Value

June 7, 2017
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Georgia State Bar 2017 Annual Meeting

June 7, 2017

Diminished Value of Georgia sponsors the Georgia Bar Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting Atlanta’s number one car appraisal company will sponsor and present an exhibit at the State Bar of Georgia Annual meeting at Jekyll Island, GA.  Diminished Value of Georgia is a company whose mission is to help car accident victims recover financially by providing the […]

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Car Auction Sale Lights

June 5, 2017

Standardizes sale lights for Auctions in the US – Adesa. Car Auction Sale Lights   ADESA is standardizing the sale lights and their definition at your auction –as well as all 61 U.S. locations– June 5, 2017. ADESA is transitioning to a green, yellow, red and blue lighting system, which will follow NAAA guidelines. The […]

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Farmers Insurance Claims

June 1, 2017

Jeff Bakal Mid-Century Insurance Company Farmers Claims Department APD Senior Field Claims Representative 3601 SW 160 Avenue Suite 300 Miramar, FL 33027 Cell 941-920-1925 Fax 866-667-5960

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Invoking Appraisal Clause | Insurance Demand Letter

May 8, 2017

This letter is to be used on First party clause for invoking the auto policy’s appraisal clause provisions. Today’s Date: Claim#: Date of Loss:   Mr. [adjuster name] Please accept this letter and the attached document as our payout request for the claim referenced above. The appraisal process as outlined in our insuring agreement reads […]

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Fwd: 2017 Must Test Drive Awards

May 6, 2017

Autotrader’s 2017 Must Test Drive Awards With more than 300 models available across several segments, how are car shoppers to know which new or redesigned vehicles are worth their consideration in the shopping process?  To help narrow down the list, the expert editors at Autotrader have announced the winners of the 2017 Must Test Drive […]

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Goldfein Claims Management Loses at Trial

May 4, 2017

Gwinnett County, GA. 05/03/2017 Goldfein claims management filed an appeal with the Gwinnett county superior court after their DV case lost at the magistrate court level. The superior court granted the defense’s motion for a summary judgement yesterday after hearing preliminary arguments in the case. The suit was for diminished value on a leased vehicle […]

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N.C. General Statute 20-279.21(d1) / Appraisal & Diminished Value

May 2, 2017

North Carolina General Statute 20-279.21(d1) (d1) Such motor vehicle liability policy shall provide an alternative method of determining the amount of property damage to a motor vehicle when liability for coverage for the claim is not in dispute. For a claim for property damage to a motor vehicle against an insurer, the policy shall provide […]

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Fiat cuts prices on 2017 Vehicles

April 25, 2017

Fiat will reduce their prices for 2017, with base prices for some models down more than 20 percent from 2016. Fiat 500 2016 trim            base Price                           2017 trim            base price Pop                        $16,995                                 Pop                        $14,995 Easy                       $17,745                                 Lounge                 $18,395 Sport                     $17,900                                 Abarth                  $19,995 Turbo                    $19,700 Lounge                 $20,395 Abarth                  $22,575     Fiat 500 Cabrio (convertible) 2016 […]

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Quarterly Statistical Analysis of the Fixed Ops World

April 25, 2017

For many people that worked as fixed operations workers at franchised new-vehicle dealerships, 2015 consisted of less pay and shorter hours. The National Automobile Dealers Association created a 2016 dealership workforce study, that offers insight into service department employees’ compensation, job tenure, as well as work schedules. The following data is from the NADA report. […]

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Nissan Rising in Ranks of Customer Care

April 23, 2017

From 2011, Nissan has risen from 19th to 5th place in the Customer Service Index of big-name brands — what makes such a large increase possible? Dealerships can’t always resolve the issues brought to their service departments. However, at Nissan and Infiniti, factory specialists step in and take the wheel. These dealer technical specialists (DTS) […]

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Mercedes and BMW Dealers Need More Crossover Vehicles

April 20, 2017

German brands observe lower car sales volume   As Mercedes and BMW release new midsize cars, they both share a similar problem. During the auto show here last week, Mercedes showed its E-class coupe, while BMW displayed its 5-series sedan. According to executives, both companies want to display more crossovers into U.S. dealer showrooms. Truck […]

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Manual on Classification of Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents ANSI D16.1-2007

April 18, 2017

Manual on Classification of Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents ANSI D16.1-2007 GRADE SEVERITY COEFFICIENT CATEGORY 1 Minor 1% TO 20% Functional 2 Moderate 20% TO 40% Functional 3 Medium 40% TO 60% Functional 4 Major 60% TO 80% Disabling 5 Severe 80% TO 100% Disabling

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Georgia Total Loss / Salvage Rebuilt Process

April 17, 2017

Was your car declared a total loss? Do you want to retain it as a salvage and the rebuild it? This article describes the process in Georgia. Since you are retaining your salvage vehicle, you must understand that for your vehicle to be legal on Georgia roads it must: Have a REBUILT or RESTORED title […]

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Compact Luxury SUV Residual Value and Depreciation Comparison

March 27, 2017

Residual Value Comparison of: 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SE 4D SAV (Winner) 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300 4D SUV 2017 BMW X4 XDrive28i 4D SAC 2017 Porsche Macan Base 4D SAV 2017 Lexus RX 350 Base 4D SUV FWD Residuals & Percentage of Current Value Vehicle ACV 12 Mo   24 Mo   36 […]

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State Farm Unfair Claim Handling Practices, 2017 Update

March 23, 2017

PSA: Atlanta, GA 03/23/2017 State Farm as of late has been extremely difficult in working with on Diminished Value claims. It’s been brought to our attention that State Farm adjusters and claims handlers have been told to hold the line and decline or reject most of the DV claims submitted to them.  This is likely […]

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