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Diminished Value in Honolulu

Hawaii is the dream destination of most mainlanders. But residents of our beautiful island know that the constant stream of distracted tourists can often make driving a nightmare. When tight traffic, self-absorbed pedestrians, or sudden storms combine with your normal daily route, the result is often a collision that can impact your life permanently.

Additionally, even a small accident can impact the resale value of your vehicle. No matter how well it is repaired, it will never be able to compete with a car, truck or motorcycle that is accident-free.

At Hansen Price, we specialize helping you assess the value lost after you’ve been in an accident. We also help you gather the documentation necessary to claim money that you may be owed by your insurance company after your vehicle’s been in a collision.

With the help of our comprehensive report, built to USPAP™ standards, you have the best documentation to support your DV claim.

Whether it’s a tiny fender-bender or massive collision, any accident lowers the value of your vehicle. This value, called “Diminished Value,” or “DV,” can impact how much your car will resell or trade for, even if it has been repaired perfectly.

In addition, improper repairs or insurance-referred discounts using substandard parts can lower the value of your vehicle even further. Your insurance company is legally bound to compensate you for the DV lost after an accident, especially if it has not been repaired to specifications and pre-loss value.

For over 25 years, the Hansen Price team has been helping Hawaiian drivers get the documentation and legal know-how to combat poor repairs by insurance companies and body shops, and recover their DV.

If your vehicle lost value in an accident that was not your fault, your insurance company is legally bound by state law to compensate you for the full DV. The experts at Hansen Price can help you create a claim based on legal precedents that give you the right to go after DV funds.

At Hansen Price, we specialize in assisting you to get the money you are owed due to the diminished value of your post-accident vehicle.

Every vehicle – whether repaired perfectly or improperly – loses value after an accident. Fortunately, our simple process can help you recover the Diminished Value that your insurance company may owe you.

Diminished Value

Every vehicle loses value after an accident, regardless of how well it was repaired. This loss in value, known as “DV,” is often owed to the car owner by the insurance company covering the claim. We help you recover these funds.



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