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      08-22-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Got into an accident...... got question!

Hey guys,

Thus anyone know how to calculate for the diminishing value of our car once we get into an accident? I just got rear ended, nothing serious but I know it will affect my car's value, I also got a call from AAA that I am entitled to a diminishing value (Insurance need to pay me for the lost of value of my car). now I'm just wondering if anyone know how to calculate it so I will be able to know if the insurance is not ripping me off!

BTW I drive my car hard but it's not my fault, a lady was swerving and miscalculated her distance from my car.

Any suggestions would be very helpful!

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      08-22-2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that...

Was the damage just cosmetic? How bad was it?
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      08-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #3
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I got paid 10% of my car value when I had my 350z for a minor fender hit. Driver fender, front bumper and just needed replacing and wheel needed to be touched up from scratches. I was happy enough with it that I took it but I have no idea how they calculate how much you get. I would want more if more damage was done such or if any engine parts had to be replaced.
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I'm also very curious about this and how to go about proving it.

Needed new frame rails. And they still wouldn't just total it out.

Going on 2 months + without my car


I submitted some info to this site.
http://www.autoloss.com/Services/Onl...-industry.html

We will see what they say

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sorry to hear it dude... hope you (and anyone else in the car at the time) were not hurt or shaken up...
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Thanks for the reply guys. And yes no one got hurt! I hope i will get compensated for the lost value of my car!
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i just got a check from insurance compy and it was about 10% of the repairs, not 10% of car value... it was like $340... needless to say i was upset because my car will probably decrease in value more than $340 bucks... tried sending documentation and justification to ins compy and also called them but so far can't get them to budge. I thought i would get more like $1500-$2000. way off.
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I'm also very curious about this and how to go about proving it.

Needed new frame rails. And they still wouldn't just total it out.

Going on 2 months + without my car


I submitted some info to this site.
http://www.autoloss.com/Services/Onl...-industry.html

We will see what they say

We're in the same boat, man! I needed a new left front frame rail and its been 6 weeks and counting- -still don't have my car back yet.. I recieved a check for $350 diminished value (to contrast, the damage ended up being about $12,500- -once they discovered the frame issue).
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We're in the same boat, man! I needed a new left front frame rail and its been 6 weeks and counting- -still don't have my car back yet.. I recieved a check for $350 diminished value (to contrast, the damage ended up being about $12,500- -once they discovered the frame issue).
I'm up to about 13k now. Both rails replaced
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