Georgia is one of only a handful of states that recognize the right to recover the diminished value of your vehicle after you have been in a car accident, even from your own automobile insurance provider. Diminished value is the loss of value your vehicle suffers even if it is returned to pre-accident condition. It will never be worth the same amount as it was before the accident occurred, and the state understands that.
The diminished value property damage law was put into effect in 1926 and obligates insurance companies to pay you the lost value of your car after an accident. This law is one that insurers often do not like to follow, but an experienced diminished value property damage accident claims attorney can help insure that you get the value for your vehicle that you deserve.