No wonder my rates went from $130 a month to $300 in two years..
Yes. I've gotten around $18,000 in diminished value between two claims. Both times I used this guy. So he has experience w/ several Teslas and has a lot of knowledge on how to deal with the other insurance company and negotiating.
First accident was only about $11,000 in actual damages, I recovered $12k in DV.
Second accident was about $6,000 in actual damages, I recovered $6k in DV.
If you just ask the insurance company about it, they will say something to the effect of, "We'll put in a request to our DV department." They will hire some random 3rd party to come up with a report and it will be either nothing or way low. Then its up to you to provide some type of proof or report from an expert to counter their offer. Then it's just a negotiation, and he can tell you if you got a good offer and take it or fight it.
Similar situation...wreck on March 23rd. Should I wait for repairs to be complete before I tell the at fault insurance company I expect some sort of diminished value compensation? Or should I tell them now?