Property Damage


Get Reimbursed For Rental Car After Accident

Get Reimbursed For Rental Car After Accident

After an auto accident in Arizona, you want to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible. Other than getting treated for injuries, there are two things you want to do as soon as possible: Get a rental car Get your vehicle repaired To get a rental car, either you or the at-fault driver must have rental car coverage. You must also carry...

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Property Damage In An Auto Accident

Property Damage In An Auto Accident

Your car, your motorcycle and your bicycle all have monetary value. Not just in terms of dollars, or what you’ve paid for it. Much of the value in your property lies in its utility, convenience, and your means to earn wages or equity. In a sprawling city like Phoenix and its outlying suburbs of the East and West Valley, your ability to earn wages, run...

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My Car Was Totaled. What Is The Insurance Payout?

My Car Was Totaled. What Is The Insurance Payout?

No one wants to see their car totaled. First, let’s fully clarify what it means if your car is “totaled”: After an accident, if the cost of repairs exceed 70% of the value of the car, insurance companies would deem it a total loss. For example, if the car is worth $20,000 today, and the total cost of repairs tallied by the auto shop exceeds...

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Can I Fix My Own Car With Insurance Money?

Can I Fix My Own Car With Insurance Money?

Should you make a claim against your own insurance for your car repairs? The answer is yes. When your vehicle is damaged after an auto accident, one of the first things you should do is file an insurance claim. Filing Your Claim If another driver caused the damage to your vehicle, you have the option to file the claim either with your own insurance company...

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Overview of Property Damage

Overview of Property Damage

No one wants to damage or lose their car in an accident. But there is a way for you to get reimbursed for the value of your car or its repairs. The steps are to assess the damage, find out how much it will cost to repair your car, and if your car is deemed a total loss, negotiate a fair market value for your...

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Opening A Property Damage Claim

Opening A Property Damage Claim

If you get in a car accident, the first two things you need to do are: Report the accident to the police Exchange insurance information with the other driver Under the Division of Motor Vehicle laws of Arizona, you are required to report any accident involving property damage in excess of $500.00 to the appropriate authorities. Even a very minor car accident can cause damages...

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How To Claim Diminished Value On Your Car

How To Claim Diminished Value On Your Car

If your accident was fairly minor, then a car will be worth roughly the same after the repairs. But if the damage was major, such as frame damage, an experienced appraiser can detect this and figure how much the damage reduces the resale value of your car. The reduction in resale value due to the accident is called diminished value. A claim for reduced value...

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Diminished Value Case In Arizona For Unsold Vehicles

Diminished Value Case In Arizona For Unsold Vehicles

Auto insurances companies are ruthless. You would have never guessed this from their marketing though, would you? But I can prove just how heartless they can be. Consider the recent diminished value case in Arizona — Oliver v. Henry right here in Phoenix: The Background Story Mr. Oliver had gotten in an auto accident with Mr. Henry in Scottsdale. Mr. Henry was the at-fault driver...

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