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Has your supercar received damage due to the fault of another driver?

Attention Supercar Owners - Two tips that you should know about diminished value and loss of use.

The price difference of your SUPERCAR "WITH" an ACCIDENT listed on the vehicle's TITLE and the price "WITHOUT" an accident listed on your SUPERCAR'S TITLE may vary drastically!

This is why it is important for you to know about what exactly a Diminished Value Claim is and why it's important to know when to hire an attorney regarding your potential Diminished Value Claim.

How do you calculate Diminished Value in Florida?

To calculate diminished value in Florida, you generally need to assess the difference in your vehicle's market value before and after an accident. This process typically involves:

  1. Evaluating the Pre-Accident Value of Your Vehicle: This is the value of your car before it was involved in an accident.

  2. Determining the Quality of Repairs: The diminished value can be influenced by how well the vehicle was repaired.

  3. Considering Florida-Specific Factors: Since each state can have different rules and practices, it's important to consider any Florida-specific regulations or standards that might apply.

  4. Consulting with Professionals: For an accurate calculation, it's often recommended to seek advice from professional appraisers or legal experts who are familiar with diminished value claims in Florida.

This approach provides a general framework for understanding how diminished value is calculated in Florida, without getting into complex formulas or legal specifics.


Now that you finally received your SUPERCAR back after weeks if not months without the vehicle due to it being in the body shop for repairs all from an accident that was NOT YOUR FAULT, you may be entitled to Loss Of Use (LOU).

You're probably asking what is "Loss Of Use", it's exactly what it sounds like though it gets more intricate based on state statutes. In the state of Florida, Loss Of Use applies when a person is without the use of their personal property when they should be able to use their property at the given time causing the abruption of inconvenience to be the loss of use. So in many cases, when you have your SUPERCAR and you enjoy taking it out on a nice Friday night, going for a drive in downtown on a hustling and bustling weekend or just feel like driving your SUPERCAR to work for the day, you should be entitled to using your super car when you choose.

You should be compensated for a fair, like-kind & quality vehicle or compensatory rate that you are without during the time-period that your vehicle is in for repairs at.

Insurance companies aren't obligated to notify you about Loss Of Use or Diminished Value, rather you are expected to make these such claims in order to be fairly and rightfully compensated after you have endured the time and financial burden due to somebody else's negligence.

Would you like to to consult with attorney Kayla Sheldrick who may be able to better assist you with your diminished value and/or loss of use claim?

Call (561) 440-7775

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


People Also Ask...

How do I file a Diminished Value Claim in Florida?

To file a diminished value claim in Florida, start by documenting your vehicle's damage and repairs. Obtain a professional appraisal to determine the reduced value post-repair. Notify your insurance company and submit the necessary documents, including the appraisal report. Be prepared to negotiate with your insurer. If needed, seek legal advice for assistance with your claim. This process is essential for recovering the lost value of your vehicle after an accident in Florida.

Does Florida pay Diminished Value?

In Florida, you are generally entitled to claim diminished value from the at-fault party's insurance company if your vehicle has lost value after being involved in an accident. This is based on the principle that the responsible party (or their insurer) should compensate for the loss in your vehicle's value due to the accident. It's important to note that the process and success of such claims can depend on various factors, including the specifics of the insurance policy and the details of the accident. Consulting with a professional or a legal expert can provide more personalized guidance based on the specifics of your situation in Florida.

We hope this post was able to better assist you, shall you need legal assistance on your claim

call (561) 440-7775 for a Free Consultation. You may be entitled to compensation that the insurance company is not legally obligated to tell you about unless it is to be demanded.

The statute of limitations for claims vary from state to state, it is best to bring attention to the damages immediately. We are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Always remember, this is "NOT LEGAL ADVICE", and it is always best to consult with an attorney.

When you need help, we are here to answer your call!

The Sheldrick Law Firm

Accident & Personal Injury Law Firm

Phone: (561) 440-7775

Available 24/7

Location: Florida, New Jersey, New York


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