California Residents: Find Out What Insurance Owes You

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Diminished Value in California

If you have been in an auto accident in California, you may be surprised to find that even if you have had your car “completely repaired,” it has still potentially and permanently lost a large part of its value. This loss of inherent value due to simply having been in an accident is known as “diminished value,” or “DV” for short. The insurance company covering the claim often owes this lost value to the car owner.

Hansen Price specializes in recovering these funds and helping you get the full amount of money you deserve after an auto accident. We guide you through the entire California diminished value process from start to finish. Our custom Diminished Value Report is prepared to USPAP™ standards, to give you the best chance at getting the money you are owed.

Contact our diminished value experts in California today by calling 888-706-4530 or by using our convenient online form. We serve the following cities as well as surrounding areas:

What You Should Know about California Diminished Value

Diminished value is a direct result of a vehicle being in an accident. Many times, when the at-fault party for the accident has your car repaired, the insurance company will do its best to pay the least amount to get the damages fixed. This can lead to poor repairs not up to the manufacturer’s standards. Even if the car is repaired to its original state, there is still an immediate loss of resale value to your vehicle, simply because it was in an accident.

Because of today’s technology, sites on the Internet such as Carfax, AutoCheck and many other accident report companies make it very easy for the everyday person to look up a vehicle’s history. Most citizens of California looking to buy a used car are not interested in buying a vehicle that has been in a reported accident. The diminished value of your car could be anywhere from 15%-50%.

Factors that can affect diminished value:

  • Make, model and year of the vehicle
  • Frame damage
  • Sub-standard repairs
  • Use of non-OEM parts not originally placed on the car by the manufacturer
  • Overall percentage of damage to the auto versus its original value

Diminished Value

Hansen Price is a multi-state company that specializes in the care of our customers. We are highly educated in California diminished value law and it is our pleasure to help our clients reclaim the full value of their vehicles. Hansen Price will be there to guide you throughout your process. We know that most California insurance companies do not have a diminished value expert on hand, and we can guide you to a reputable appraiser.



Your time and money are valuable. We'll quickly assess if your vehicle's DV value is worth pursuing. Older cars, smaller repairs, or vehicles in previous accidents may have such a low DV, that it is not worth the cost or effort to pursue.


We'll collect all the information needed to issue an appraisal and valuation report. Many claims can be done over the phone or email. We'll perform all the required research.


We'll prepare all the information you need to present to the insurance company. We provide you with sample letters for you to use and include a step-by-step checklist and a plan to present your claim.


"I sent off the report you guys prepared for me, and boom- I got a full settlement offer. I really appreciate your approach and expertise. I truly appreciate your help. I will admit I was skeptical, but speaking with you over the phone, your company seemed very genuine, so I pulled the trigger. Great job guys!"

– Ryan J.
Little Rock, Arkansas

Thanks to the entire crew at Hansen Price. I settled my DV claim for $5,750, and I now have the check in hand. Safeco lowballed me, and I’m glad I had everything I needed to counter. Thanks again!"

– D. Anderson
Bend, Oregon

“Hansen Price made getting my Diminished Value check for $3,000 from my insurance quick and painless.”

– Danielle C.
Portland, Oregon

At Hansen Price, we take pride in our valuations, inspection processes, and documentation. So much so that if you do not recover on your claim using the complete checklist provided with your report, we will refund you 100% of your payment to us. Additionally, each of our DV reports come with our written guarantee and obligations.

Contact Us Today About Your California Diminished Value Claim

Your car is a very special possession. Regardless of the situation, it is taxing to be a victim of a car accident. It is important to not put the results in the hands of an insurance company, as they will give you the lowest determined estimate to only fix the damages to your car and not include any diminished value. Hansen Price was established to take some of the burdens off of you and to completely rectify the situation.

If you’re ready to speak with experts who can help you get the money you deserve from the insurance company, contact the California diminished value experts at Hansen Price by filling out our online form or by calling 888-706-4530 today!