Maryland Accident Attorney: Property Damage Claims

Maryland Property Damage Claim: How will my damaged car be valued?

If you’ve been involved in a Maryland car accident and your car is totaled, you are entitled to the fair market value of that vehicle. Your car will likely be valued either through the Kelley Blue Book or the NADA Official Used Car Guide. This value is weighed against your vehicle’s condition and mileage at the time of the accident. The insurance will try to value your vehicle as low as they can. You are fully entitled to other estimates if you feel his valuation is too low.

What if my car is “totaled,” but I want to keep it?

If you wish to retain your totaled car, the adjuster will deduct the salvage value while determining the final settlement offer. You may try negotiating with your adjuster to settle for a lower salvage value of your car.

Involved in a Maryland car accident? Call me at 301-563-9575 or 1-877-566-2408 before you speak to the insurance adjuster or sign any papers for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. I’m an experiend Maryland personal injury attorney with offices in both Silver Spring, Maryland and Greenbelt, Maryland.