Diminished Value Appraisal

– A diminished value appraisal report measures a damaged vehicle’s inherent loss in value. The diminished value can be measured as the difference in the value of the vehicle before the loss to that after the loss, prior to or after repair. In most cases even if the repair was done expertly, the value of the automobile will still be considerably less after a loss.

When a consumer finds that a vehicle has been in an accident, most will never pay the same price for a repaired vehicle as compared to one with no loss history.

– A diminished value appraisal report is used when filing or disputing a diminished value claim against another party and/or an insurance company.

What Happens To Cars After An Accident

Lose Value 100%
Improperly Repaired 75%
Have Structural Damage 35%

Eric Meyer Automotive Expert – Your Advocate for You and Your Damaged Vehicle.  

Our Diminished Value Appraisal Inspection and Full Report Includes:

  • Full review and detailed inspection of your repair invoice and other documents provided by you.
  • Perform visual and measured inspection of the vehicle for the extent of damage.
  • Operate all options and safety related equipment for related damage caused by the accident.
  • Access inspection panels for evaluation and evidence of kinetic damage caused from the impact.
  • Detailed inspection for suspension damage caused by the accident.
  • Inspect for evidence of structure damage and repair correction.
  • Perform vehicle road test.
  • Contact repair facility to confirm factory repair or replacement standards. Obtain printed evidence and or documents.
  • Determine the pre-damage value of your vehicle.
  • Determine the level of repair diminished value.
  • Professional Diminished Value Appraisal Report that includes all supporting documentation to settle your claim.
  • Make contact with insurance claims office or forward to your lawyer per our agreement.


Your Professional Diminished Value Appraisal will provide you with all the documentation required to prove that your vehicle has sustained a loss in it’s value and that your Insurance Company still owes you money.


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Diminished Value Report

  • Analyze the insurance and/or the repair facility estimate of record
  • Review submitted photographs of damage
  • Establish the level of loss in value. 
  • Analysis of Value of Vehicle based on standard condition.
  • Discounted Diminished Value Appraisal Report

* Not available for exotic or luxury, or other speciality classified vehicles. ( contact us for details )

**This service DOES NOT include any inspection of the vehicle or repairs**

Wade and I just wanted to let you know that our ordeal with our NEW Dodge Ram is finally over.
From immediately after the accident (when I was hit from behind at a traffic light) to receiving the diminished
value settlement of $30,000 several months later, you have been a trusted Expert and friend. It has been a
privilege to work with you and one of the best decisions I have made in recent years. Thank you for teaching me
how the settlement process works, what to look for during the repair of my vehicle, the approach the insurance
providers will take, the importance of patience (it is critical!) and to trust my gut feel. Thank you for
everything you have done for me. Your loyal referral and friend.

– Rich S.