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The first concern after an auto accident is the physical well-being of those involved. But once the medical issues are addressed, it is time to focus on getting maximum recovery for your auto accident insurance claim. In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, explains your rights to compensation for property damaged in an auto accident, including how and when to file a "Diminished Value Claim." View the video and click on the link below for important information on this lesser known aspect of the law.
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Atlanta Car Accident Attorney, Montlick & Associates, Discusses "Diminshed Value Claim", a Lesser Known Aspect of the Law
The first concern after an auto accident is always the physical well-being of those involved. Once the immediate medical issues are addressed, it is time to focus on recovery and reimbursement for property damage. The Atlanta car accident attorneys from Montlick & Associates are available 24/7 to assist you through this process and help you get the compensation you deserve. If there is a damaged or disabled vehicle involved, for example, the at-fault driver or his insurance company is responsible for the cost of repairs plus a rental car while your car is being repaired. If your car is totaled, you have the right to compensation for the value of your vehicle. In Georgia car crashes, you also have the right to compensation for other property damages, including damage to clothes or jewelry that you were wearing at the time of the accident, or items such as laptops, cell phones left in your car.
In addition to the cost of car repairs, Georgia drivers also have a right to be compensated for the "diminished value" of their car. A diminished value claim covers the depreciation in the value of your car caused by the accident. For example - even after it is repaired - a car with frame damage will never be worth the same as it was before the accident. Filing a "diminished value claim" will help compensate you for this loss. It's a lesser known aspect of the law, but one that the experienced team of attorneys at Montlick & Associates deals with routinely.
The caring and compassionate Atlanta car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing individuals and families injured in Georgia car wrecks for over 27 years. As part of our ongoing mission to be the best car accident law firm in Atlanta and Georgia, our attorneys fight hard and work diligently to obtain the best possible results for our clients. Our Georgia injury lawyers are available to assist clients who have questions on how to handle auto accident claims and any other claims involving serious injuries, wrongful conduct and wrongful death. We represent injured people throughout Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
An experienced Georgia auto accident attorney from Montlick & Associates can help you receive fair compensation for the diminished value of your vehicle.