Case Study – Hyundai Sonata – Atlanta

Case Studies
Total Loss Case Study, Hyundai Sonta, Atlanta Claim We were contacted by Geri, P from Marietta, GA. Her insurance company, Farmers, had offered her $10,080 as the cash value of her 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited.   Geri contacted us asking for a quote, she wanted to know if her insurance company was giving her a fair offer. First, we requested a copy of the appraisal report Farmers was basing their offer on. Apparently, CCC was the company they hired.   After a claim review, we told Geri that the Actual Cash value was in fact closer to $12,000 and not the $10,080 she was being offered. Geri ordered an appraisal from us. Geri submitted our appraisal to her carrier and invoked her appraisal clause. After being contacted by the insurance company's…
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Total Loss Demand Letter

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TOTAL LOSS DEMAND LETTER   [your  info including address] [caption id="attachment_554" align="alignright" width="235"] Total-Loss-Demand-Letter[/caption]   [date]   [insurance co. info including name of adjuster handling claim and address]   Claim number: _________________ Loss date: ________________   Dear Adjuster, With regards to the insurance claim referenced above, please accept this letter and the documentation attached as my total loss payout request. In accordance with my rights to be brought back whole and as proof of my loss I submit the enclosed appraisal report completed by Tony Rached an independent, licensed and professional appraiser. His report indicates my vehicle’s market value to be $-----. I hereby demand to be fully indemnified for this loss, and as such, please remit payment for $---- within 7 days of receipt of this notice as well…
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Sample Valuation Report – JD Power Mitchell

Sample Valuation Report – JD Power Mitchell

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JDPOWER MITCHELL VEHICLE VALUATION REPORT From their website: Total Loss Vehicle Valuation Software Total loss valuation system that generates fair, market-driven values for loss vehicles Total Loss claims are among the most challenging claims to settle. Our Total Loss methodology is based on real-world values, providing the transparent market value drawn from sold and available vehicle information. Mitchell WorkCenter™ Total Loss includes vehicle options and other value adjustments to determine reliable vehicle valuations. MITCHELL VEHICLE VALUATION REPORT (pdf) [gallery columns="1" size="medium" link="file" ids="504,503,502,501,500,499,498,496"]
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Sample Vehicle Valuation Report – CCC

Sample Vehicle Valuation Report – CCC

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Below is a sample vehicle valuation report issued by CCC. This total loss analysis is usually not a true reflection of your vehicle's actual cash value. To challenge the carrier's report, you must provide one of your own. Order a claim review today and find out if the insurer's offer is truly fair. SAMPLE-TOTAL-LOSS-CCC-REPORT [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="large" ids="463,462,461,460,459,458,457,456,455,454,453,452,451,450,449,448,447"]  
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Pre-Purchase Inspections

Pre-Purchase Inspections

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ORDER AN INSPECTION FROM OUR AFFILIATE - AIM Top 5 reasons to order: Make sure you’re not buying a problem car. Make sure you’re not over-paying. Peace of Mind. Vehicle History report. Independent and unbiased opinion. Our inspections not only include a condition report but also a comprehensive appraisal, so you get both the peace of mind of buying a good car and that you’re not paying too much for it. Our Inspection Includes: Our inspectors are highly qualified and trained to specifically evaluate your car.  The inspectors will look at the exterior, interior, underneath the car and under-the-hood compartment. Listed below are some of the items inspected. Exterior Scratches, Pits, “Spider-Webs,” and Cracks on Windshield and/or Windows Scratches, Dings, and Dents on panels Previous body repair Previous paint work…
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Total Loss Field Appraisals

Total Loss Field Appraisals

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Total Loss in-person inspections are only offered in Georgia, North Carolina and parts of South Carolina. The cost of this field appraisal is $275. Please call us at 1-877-667-2326 to schedule an inspection. If you order a desk appraisal and require an inspection at a later date, you can pay us the difference at the time of inspection. Why do you need a total loss field inspection? The insurance company asked for one You are disputing the condition stated in the carrier’r report You have a high end or a custom vehicle The Vehicle is not as described You are going to trial [gravityform id="8" title="true" description="true"]
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Georgia Code 120-2-52-.06

Georgia Code 120-2-52-.06

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Total Loss Vehicle Claims Georgia Code 120-2-52-.06 If the insurer determines the insured vehicle to be a total loss, and the insurance policy provides for the adjustment and settlement of first party vehicle claims on the basis of actual cash value or replacement, the insurer may elect to pay a cash equivalent settlement or replace the insured vehicle. The insurer shall use one of the following methods: (a) Cash Equivalent Method. The insurer may elect to pay a cash equivalent settlement based upon the actual cost less any deductible provided in the policy, to purchase a comparable automobile by the same manufacturer, same model year, with similar body style, similar options and mileage, including all applicable taxes, license fees and other fees incident to the transfer of ownership of a comparable automobile. The amount payable on taxes, license fees, and…
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Auto Flood Claims

Auto Flood Claims

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Total Loss Claims for Flooded Vehicles. Was your vehicle in a flood or water damage? Do you know what you should do if your car is flooded? Is your insurance company fairly compensating you for your vehicle’s value? Every year thousands of vehicles are totaled due to flood, and with a busy hurricane season ( super storm – Hurricane Sandy), many vehicle owners are finding themselves in a situation where they need to buy a new car. But is the insurance company paying you enough for your flooded car? Most insurance policies have an appraisal clause in them. The appraisal clause states the following: If we and you do not agree on the amount of loss, either may demand an appraisal of the loss. In this event, each party will select a…
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Loss of Use Calculator

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Did you get a rental that's lower in value than your damaged vehicle? Collect the difference between what your car's daily use is worth and the rental car. What is the Loss of Use Calculator? Our loss of use valuation tool helps you recover the full amount of your claim by comparing the rental rate between the vehicle provided to you as a replacement and the actual usage value of your vehicle. Example: Damaged Vehicle: 2013 Volvo XC60 with premium and technology package, Original MSRP $43,000, rental rate $75 per day Rental Vehicle: 2013 Ford Escape with cloth seats. Original MSRP $24,000, rental rate $30 per day Rental Period: 20 days Loss of Use: ($75-$30) X 20 = $900 In this case, after your car is repaired you would send…
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Charity Appraisals

Charity Appraisals

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Donating a vehicle that's worth more than $5,000. Get a qualified IRS appraisal today.   By donating a vehicle to a charity, individuals can deduct the car’s fair market value from their taxable income. If the claimed deduction for a vehicle is more than $5,000, the donor must submit an IRS-qualified car appraisal issued by a licensed professional. In addition, donors must attach an appraisal summary (Section B of Form 8283) to their tax return. The appraisal must be made no more than 60 days before the vehicle is to be donated. Vehicles that are financed or that have liens cannot be donated. Car Appraisals & Claims LLC will provide donors with a comprehensive vehicle appraisal report that includes: Description and physical condition of the property Date of contribution Terms of…
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