If you were in a Gwinnett County crash and your vehicle suffered serious damage, you can seek money for repairs. Under Georgia case law, this could include money for value lost because of the crash. Our Lawrenceville diminished value claims lawyer can help you understand how much these damages might be worth and secure your payout.
At Kaine Law, a Lawrenceville property damage lawyer understands how important these damages can be to an individual or family after a crash. We pursue compensation for our clients to cover the expenses and losses caused by a negligent driver. Contact us today for your free case review with our team.
Kaine Law Team Seeks Diminished Value for Lawrenceville Crash Victims
At Kaine Law, our attorneys represent victims hurt by another driver’s carelessness or recklessness. When one driver’s negligence causes a crash, others suffer injuries, damaged vehicles, and other serious and expensive damages. Our team works to hold the at-fault driver legally liable for their actions and recover compensation for our client.
Attorney Evan L. Kaine and his team have the reputation and results you are looking for. We have worked for decades to help our clients fight for their rights—and win. You can read more by checking out the reviews and ratings left for us by previous clients.
Our team works based on contingency, so we do not charge upfront fees. We will analyze your case for free and discuss how we can help you. If we work together, you will sign a contract that includes our no-fee guarantee. We will not charge you fees unless we win your case. If you do not receive a settlement or verdict, you will not pay any attorney fees.
For a free legal consultation with a diminished value claims lawyer serving Lawrenceville, call 404-214-2001
Building a Lawrenceville Diminished Value Claim
When a crash damages a vehicle, the resale value drops. This is true regardless of the quality of the repairs. People do not want to pay as much for a car with a history of a collision. This is especially apparent with the advent of technology such as CARFAX reports.
In Georgia, case law allows some crash victims to file diminished value claims. The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that insurers must provide coverage for the diminished value of a vehicle in State Farm v. Mabry. This only applies under certain circumstances, and the insurance company does not have to let you know these damages are available—and often will not.
Under this case law, auto liability insurance policies must pay for both repairs and diminished value claims when:
- The vehicle has a substantial market value, usually those under ten years old
- There is more than $500 in property damage
- The mileage is low to moderate
- You have a clean title
Our attorneys can assess whether you qualify for these damages based on your vehicle. Our team can also estimate the value, which depends greatly on the circumstances of the case. We can seek these damages for you as a part of your property damage and/or personal injury case.
We know what it takes to document these damages and demand fair compensation for them. We routinely recover these damages as a part of our client’s overall car accident claim or lawsuit.
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Recovering Damages Based on Your Lawrenceville Car Accident Case
All drivers in Georgia must carry liability coverage that pays for repairs to a vehicle they damage in a crash they cause. This is how we recover compensation for our clients in most car accident cases. We file a claim against this policy and demand a fair payout. In a fair settlement, that payout should pay for:
- The estimated repair bill for the vehicle
- Replacing the vehicle if totaled
In addition, Georgia law allows some crash victims to pursue damages for the diminished value of their cars. Diminished value losses are future losses that will occur when the owner sells the car. Vehicles are not worth as much on the resale market after being in a crash.
When we demand coverage for our clients, the insurance company often makes an offer. This is generally too low to cover our client’s expenses. We can then counteroffer and enter negotiations with the insurer. If necessary, we can sue. A four-year deadline applies in most property damage lawsuits under O.C.GA § 9-3-32.
Seeking Compensation for Physical Injuries and Related Damages
In addition to pursuing a payout for car repairs, our team can help you recover damages for any injuries you suffered. Many crash victims have expenses and losses related to their crashes, even if their injuries were relatively minor. Our team can gather evidence to show what happened, who is responsible, and how much it cost you.
While the value of these cases can vary widely, we seek damages for our clients that include:
- Medical bills related to the crash
- Future treatment and care needs
- Lost income because of missed work
- Diminished earning capacity if there are lasting, debilitating injuries
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
These cases settle out of court most of the time, but sometimes it’s necessary to sue to recover damages. The deadline to sue in a personal injury car accident case is shorter than in property damage cases. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in your crash, contact us as soon as your injuries allow. We need to gather evidence and begin building your case quickly.
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Contact Kaine Law About Your Diminished Value Claim
Speak to a member of the Kaine Law property damage team today for free. We provide free consultations for crash victims in Lawrenceville and across Gwinnett County, Georgia. We help victims recover compensation for a wide range of losses and expenses they experienced due to a careless or reckless driver, including vehicle damage, repairs, and diminished value.
Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation to learn more about your rights and how we can help with your Lawrenceville diminished value claim.
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