Originally Posted by Derf00
Just because there is no law, doesn't mean it's not offered. Tons of people don't know or care about diminished value so of course insurance companies are going to fight one when one is brought to the table.
I only learned about it because a many years ago one of my coworkers had a M series BMW that hot rear-ended. It got fixed but lost almost half it's resale value because of it. The guy got his car fixed and also filed a diminished value claim which covered that lost value. I lived in Cali at the time btw.
Sorry if I made it seem it's a 'slam dunk', it's often not.
I would recommend talking to an attorney (free consult) and see what they say. So long as they are willing to take your case if needed (which of course they will), then go to insurance and let them know you've taken counsel with an attorney and unless they work with you on the diminished value claim, you will have the attorney represent you to bring the claim to a judge in addition billing them the costs of the attorney and your time and/or lost wages for having to go to court.
It's kind of a bluff but Insurance companies are not in the business of spending a lot of time (money) on things. If they can take a shortcut they will.
I am in the process of trying to prove that I am entitled to diminished value...legally. we will see how that goes.
So, the body shop said they redo both my bumpers since the dealership I got it from used the wrong paint.... lol...I always knew it looked super off... so now I am looking at getting front and rear gt/cs bumpers with installation kits.
Can anyone link me or give me part numbers to the cheapest ones?