The last thing anybody wants or expects to happen is being involved in a vehicle accident. Injuries after an accident can lead to significant setbacks, but these are not the only losses that crash victims incur. Crash victims in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon can also incur significant property damage expenses. Even if the insurance carrier of an at-fault party pays for the property damage, the owner of the damaged vehicle will still experience some diminished property value. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our Pacific Northwest car accident attorneys are here to help clients handle diminished value property damage claims so they can receive complete compensation for the incident.
Most people think that when their vehicle is repaired after an accident occurs, the vehicle will be worth the same as it was before the accident. In general, this is simply not true. There are various reasons why a vehicle’s value will decrease even after repairs have been made. This can include, but is not limited to, the following issues:
Throughout the Pacific Northwest, we will find that states define diminished value a bit differently, but most of the definitions center around three types of diminished value claims. This includes:
If you or somebody you care about has experienced diminished value on your vehicle after an accident in Washington, Idaho, or Oregon, turn to the team at Russell & Hill, PLLC for help today. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling all aspects of vehicle accident claims, including property damage value assessments. Our goal is to help ensure that you receive full compensation for your losses. When you need a car accident lawyer to handle your diminished value property damage claim, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.