Florida law allows crash victims to recover money for their car’s diminished value if it sustains serious damage in an accident. A Naples diminished value property damage car accident claims lawyer from our team may help you seek compensation for your loss when you sell your crashed vehicle. We handle these property damage claims as part of a personal injury claim or lawsuit regularly.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our team provides free case reviews for victims hurt in Naples crashes. We can assess your options and discuss how a Naples car accident lawyer from our team can help you seek and secure compensation for your injuries, expenses, and property damages.
How Our Naples Car Accident Attorneys Help Clients Recover Damages
Our attorneys from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine provide responsive legal care for every car accident victim we represent. Our team goes the extra mile for each client, including helping them understand their options and the strength of their case.
When you trust our team with your case, you will have a personal relationship with your lawyer. You will have your attorney’s phone number, email address, and a promise to respond quickly to your calls and emails. We provide frequent case updates and answer all your questions as they arise. You can reach our team at any time.
Our team wants you to focus on healing from your injuries. We take care of everything else, including helping you get your car fixed and recovering compensation for its diminished value.
Building a Naples Diminished Value Property Damage Car Accident Claim
Florida law allows accident victims to seek compensation for the diminished value of their car after a crash, under Florida Statutes § 626.9743. This compensation for the reduced value of the car is for the future loss you will experience when you sell the vehicle. The difference between what you could get for your car before the crash and how much less a buyer would pay afterward is the recoverable damage.
Even after repairs, and regardless of the quality of repairs, buyers will not pay as much for a crashed car. This is especially true today when CARFAX and other similar reports are only a few clicks away. Potential buyers can learn everything about a car’s history in minutes before they even test-drive it.
Diminished value property damage proceeds are only available through an auto liability insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Your own insurer is under no obligation to compensate you for these future losses if you file a no-fault or uninsured motorist claim.
Seeking Compensation in Your Naples Diminished Value Case
The Naples car accident attorneys from our team represent clients who suffered major injuries and property losses in a Florida traffic crash. We prepare and file fault-based insurance claims or lawsuits against the liable driver. This allows us to seek a range of damages for the client, including compensation for diminished value damages.
When we need to sue in a serious injury case, we only have a limited time. Florida law gives us up to four years, under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). Missing this deadline could jeopardize our ability to recover compensation for your property damages as well as other recoverable damages related to your injuries and accident.
Our team works based on contingency fees. We do not ask for any payments up front or charge clients until we close the case. We charge attorney fees from the settlement or court award after the case ends. We do not charge these fees unless we win compensation in your case.
Understanding Naples Diminished Value Property Damage Car Accident Damages
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we know how to calculate the value of diminished property damage claims. Under Florida law, we must prove the amount of the loss before we can recover these damages. This is often difficult, and we may need to work with experts, especially if you own a classic car or luxury vehicle.
Several factors can significantly affect the diminished value of a crashed vehicle. We consider these factors, the pre-crash value of the car, and the potential price now after repairs. Some of the factors we may consider include the following:
- How old the vehicle is and its condition, although there are exceptions for the age when the car is antique or show-car quality
- The car’s mileage, with low-mileage cars having a higher value than those with moderate or high mileage for the model year
- If there were any prior accidents, which the insurer could use to try to deny your claim
- Other factors that could affect the current or future value of the car
Other Recoverable Damages in a Naples Car Accident Case
Our attorneys handle diminished value property damage car accident claims as a part of major injury cases for our clients. This means the client recovers compensation for much more than the damage to their car and losses related to its diminished value. Other damages could include:
- Medical bills and related expenses to date
- Future treatment and care expenses
- Income lost because of missed work
- Diminished earning capacity for long-term injuries
- Related costs with receipts
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other noneconomic losses
Discuss Your Diminished Value Claim with Our Naples Team for Free
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offer free case consultations for victims of Naples traffic accidents. Our team will assess the facts of your case, answer your questions, and explain the approach we would use in a similar case. We are here for you when you need someone who can handle your claim, so you can focus on getting better.
Contact us for your free case review today. We have someone available now to answer your call.
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