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If your vehicle has been damaged in an accident in which you are not at-fault, you are owed money for the diminished value of your vehicle. 

Diminished value is money owed to you by the at-fault insurance company. Let us help! 

We’ll work diligently on your behalf to generate a fair vehicle appraisal

and help you recoup the value of your automobile

Get A Diminished Value / Total Loss Claim Consultation from one of our appraisers

Our Certified and Licensed Diminished Value Appraisers provide you with personalized up-to-date information regarding your diminished value claim. We will make sure you understand the procedure and what possible compensation is owed to you.

 

Your Personal Consultation will address the following:

– A comprehensive review of repair costs and estimates.

– An objective determination of whether your vehicle qualifies for diminished value or qualifies for a total loss settlement.

– An approximate range of compensation you may be paid for your loss.

 

Do I Qualify for a Settlement?

01

BEEN IN ACCIDENT RECENTLY 

02

YOU ARE NOT AT FAULT

03

VEHICLE REPAIRS ARE COMPLETE

04

VEHICLE AGE MUST BE
5 YEARS OR LESS

Some Exceptions Made Based On Vehicle Value/Rarity

05

DAMAGE MUST BE
GREATER THAN $1000

What Is Diminishment of Value?

If you have been involved in an automobile accident which was not your fault, you are entitled to a diminished value (also called DOV/D.O.V. or diminishment of value) settlement from the at-fault party's insurance provider.  You qualify for a diminished value settlement if the damage to your vehicle was $1,000 or more and the age of your vehicle must be model year 2019 or newer (vehicle 5 years old or newer, some exceptions apply based on vehicle value).  The amount of your settlement is dependent upon the age, value and accident history of your vehicle as well as the extent of damage

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Initial 
Consultation 

- Submit web inquiry  

- Get in touch with us

Intake of Appraisal Credentials 

- Repair records

- Accident Photos 

- Restored Photos  

Receive Diminished Value Appraisal

- DVAC returns same-day licensed appraisal

- Client FWDs appraisal to at fault insurance company

- Our next steps will be determined by their response

Tailored Customer Service 

- DVAC advises client 

Case specific council 

 - Involved with all clients from Start --> Finish

The DVAC Process

WHY CHOOSE DVAC?

✓ Certified and Licensed Auto Appraisers

✓ Certified and Licensed Adjuster 

✓ Superior 5 Star Ratings (Google)

✓ Better Business Bureau AAA rating 

✓ Court Certified Professional Witness

✓ CARFAX History & Market Valuation Reports included  

✓ Former Auto Dealer Owner/General Manager 

✓ In business since 1998

✓ We walk with you every step of the way until claim is settled!

✓ Guaranteed Results

Potential Diminished Value Settlement Range

* It is not uncommon for a newer vehicle to have a DOV settlement equal to or sometimes greater than the total  collision damage * 

*Settlement range will vary based on production year*

*Settlement range will vary based on nature of damage*

 

Cost of Repair                   Potential Settlement Range

> $2,000                            $1,000-$2,000

> $5,000                            $2,000-$5,000

> $10,000                          $3,000-$8,000

> $15,000                          $4,000-$10,000

> $20,000                          $5,000-$15,000+

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Upload Final Repair Bill

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Richart Taylor

Richard W. Taylor, President-Managing Partner
NPN #16425692

Richard was a great help in assisting us with our total loss claim with our own insurance company. Not only did he get us fair market value but he was a pleasure to deal with, extremely helpful, extensively knowledgeable, and couldn't have been more responsive. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Reviews

DVAC Better Business Bureau Accredited
Richard Taylor

Richard E. Taylor, Sr. Vice President-Partner
 
NPN#18866571

DVAC gives nothing but honest and objective opinions about the value of your vehicle. I have used Mr. Taylor for appraisals multiple times, and each time, I've gotten nothing but an honest assessment. Mr. Taylor is not only knowledgeable, but extremely responsive and efficient. Highly recommend DVAC.

Call DVAC at 877-879-0101 for a FREE consultation

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