Submitted by pranesh1984 on February 21, 2019
I need some help with diminished value and loss of use claim here on my 2015 Model S P90D! I went through many of the forum posts and that gave me a lot of knowledge regarding the topic. So thanks to the regulars on the forum!
I was rear ended on 14-Jan-19 by a driver with USAA policy. Their insurance has claimed 100% liability. Car is still being repaired almost 40 days later and I am driving a Chevy Impala in the meantime. Ugh...
Through the help of these forums, I reached out to St. Lucie Appraisal company to get a diminished value report and the total diminished value came to around $25k because they had to replace the rear floor panel and this is considered structural repair according to Tesla. The repair costs are estimated at 8k which actually isnt too bad for a Tesla.
USAA has been a pain so far dealing with diminished value claim and I am looking for some lawyer help with filing both DV and loss of use claim. Anyone know lawyers experienced in this area in Orlando, FL? Anyone dealt with USAA in FL before? Any tips/suggestions and lawyer recommendations in central florida would be very helpful!