Diminished Value

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If your car was in an wreck, your vehicle will likely reduce in value as a result of now having an accident history.

In fact, dealers will certainly offer thousands less due to an accident listed on a Carfax report. If the damage is severe enough, many dealers will refuse to take the car in on trade.

After an accident in which you were not at fault, Collision Safety Consultants of Oklahoma can help you recover the loss of value to your vehicle from the insurance company.

Diminished Value Claim

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The severity of damage and quality of repairs directly affects your  diminished value claim. For that reason it is very helpful if you attach a copy of the estimate of repairs. After we receive your request, we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss the estimated loss of value.

What is Diminished Value?

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The Law

Diminished value is part of the Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instruction, and the statute of limitations in Oklahoma for a diminished value claim is two years. In other words, you have two years from the date of the accident to file your claim.

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Diminished value is the difference of the fair market value of the property immediately before being injured and its market value after repairs have been or would be made. 

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Who can claim diminished value

If you were in an accident and not at-fault within the last two years, you are entitled to diminished value from the insurance company.

Diminished Value Results

Diminished Value

What if my car was repaired correctly?

Even if your car looks great and was repaired correctly, it will likely still suffer inherent diminished value. Since you have a legal obligation to disclose that the vehicle was involved in an accident to potential buyers, buyers will not pay the same price for the same undamaged vehicle as one with an accident history reported. 

As a result, a diminished value claim can help you to recover the difference of what your car was worth before the accident and what it is worth after being repaired from the collision. As Oklahoma’s diminished value appraisers we can help you recover your vehicle’s loss of value.

What Our Clients say about us.

Janice Taylor
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Joshua at Collision Safety was very helpful in getting State Farm to pay deminished value on my car. They only ask for a down payment and they don’t ask for the remainder of their payment until you get paid from the insurance company and if they don’t get a diminished value payment for you they don’t charge you at all! Great customer service!
Don Jones
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Josh has helped me twice with in the last 8 months . The first time I had a new car for 6 days and was hit in the rear .the second time was 8 months later on the same car on a total loss and I was upside down on the car . Josh was a lot of help dealing with my insurance company and could not have done this without him . I highly recommend Joshua collision safety consultation of Okla. to everyone.
Alex Hollenkamp
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Great experience! Very professional and the response time was excellent to any questions or explanation to the process. I was very pleased with where we ended.
Nicole McCullum
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Mr. Josh Dorris was amazing! He's very knowledgeable, caring, helpful and just a all around awesome man! I really appreciate all the help
John Iasiello
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Josh did an excellent job. He took the work out of trying to fight the insurance company. They settle for the amount that he had promised, I'm very happy.
Sasha Steelmon
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I recommend Collision Safety Consultants, without a second thought. They helped me deal with the insurance company and stayed in contact with me through out the entire time. The customer service was 5 star, and they were able to get me a settlement I would not have been able to do on my own. I will use them again if the situation occurs. Thankfully they were honest and respectful the entire time. I appreciate the awesome customer service, and recommend to anyone.
Amber Dority
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100% amazing customer service!! Josh was amazing dealing with my parents with their truck and anytime I needed to help them do things! Will very HIGHLY recommend to ANYONE needing any help!! Thank you so much Josh for EVERYTHING you did to help them out!!
Shane West
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Very good customer service and will get the job done. Thanks you for your help.
Sally Donaldson
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Josh is outstanding! He is professional, determined, and is always on top of the situation. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in pursuing a diminished value claim
Talina Holman
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Josh was very helpful and kept me completely informed during the whole process. Would (and have) recommended him to everyone I know!
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Josh did an excellent job. He took the work out of trying to fight the insurance company. They settle for the amount that he had promised, I'm very happy.
Sweet Cajun
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Mr. Josh Dorris was amazing! He's very knowledgeable, caring, helpful and just a all around awesome man! I really appreciate all the help
Sharon Doster
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I want to thank everyone at Collision Safety Consultants of Oklahoma for everything they did to help us get a settlement . And especially Joshua Dorris, he went above and beyond to help us out. He kept us informed the whole time. I highly recommend Josh Dorris. Thanks for your services, Bruce Doster
Kyle Pinkston
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Joshua Dorris is great! Everytime I had a question or email he was quick to respond. Couldn't of asked for a more respectful partner. Appreciate the help!!!
Shane Jopling
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Josh was great to work with on my property damage claim and very professional. I would highly recommend his services!
Tina Brinlee
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Josh helped me and my family get fair market value for our vehicle. My family and I really appreciate all the assistance
Kelly Kilmer
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Great experience! Appreciate all the help
Drew Guthrie
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Josh did a GREAT job for me. My insurance company was giving me the run around. Josh stepped in and put a stop to that. These guys really know what they are doing. If your insurance doesn’t wanna pay up or is playing games, give these guys a call they will get it settled for you.
Preston Ross
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Easy to communicate with and keeps you up to date on your claim regularly. No complaints at all on the service.
Mbilike Mwafulirwa
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I worked with Josh and his team recently and had an excellent experience. He was very knowledgeable about his subject area and responsive throughout from start to finish, from choosing the best repair vendor for my vehicle to navigating through my diminished value claim.
HCM Lemai
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I have great experience working with Josh to claim my car diminish value. He took care the entire process. He is very professional. Thank you!
Tina Parker
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I had a newer car when I was hit and knew that this possibly could hurt my resale value in the end. I got in touch with Josh and told him my concerns and he understood and said he would help me all he could. He went to work on it and continued to keep me informed. In the end Josh helped me to the point of feeling comfortable with the end results. Thank you Josh!!
Jorge Mejia
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Josh was great! He made the whole process easy as can be. He helped me every step of the way and always kept me in the loop. I challenged my insurance on the offer they made me for my total loss and with the help from Josh, he was able to get me an additional $5500. I never knew that your insurance could be challenged and I thought you always had to settle on their offer till meeting Josh. Josh, I really appreciate all your hard work and effort to help me out. I will, without a doubt recommend anyone that may be in my position in the future. Thank you!
Derek Brown
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I would like to say that Joshua handled his business with me with excellence. From all of our phone calls, to answering all of my questions to me picking up a copy of the thorough report he prepared, he was honest, professional, friendly and willing to explain things I didn’t know about. I highly recommend him.
Ethan O'Neal
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I recommend this company with the highest regards. Joshua Dorris was attentive, reassuring, helpful, and knowledgable throughout the entire process. He handled every aspect with the insurance company and was able to get me top-dollar for my depreciation after my wreck. I would recommend him and his company to anyone.
Manuel's Collision
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We trust Josh and the CSC company with all of our clients. They are trustworthy and caring when handling every situation. Great work Josh!
Riley Harpole
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Josh has been excellent in the handling of my claim. My situation was a bit out of the ordinary and he handled it with ease. He always answered my emails and calls promptly. I highly recommend him to anyone in need. Great job and thanks for all of your help!

How to file a diminished value claim

How to make a diminished value claim.

You Are Not Alone

Collision Safety Consultants can handle the entire diminished value process for you from beginning to end

While other companies only provide you with a report, we contact the insurance company on your behalf and work with them to resolve your claim. We don’t expect you to have the time to handle the claim or knowledge about diminished value so that you can ensure you are paid the full amount of loss. 

Collision Safety Consultants also have the best legal professionals in the state to assist with your claim should the insurance company choose to be unfair and unreasonable.

Have more questions about diminished value, please visit our FAQs page or contact us directly.

Ready To File Your Claim Now?

If you are ready to begin your diminished value claim, please click the button below and attach your final repair estimate, and a licensed Oklahoma diminished value expert will get back with you on how much you could be owed for loss of value.

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