Diminished Value


Loss in Value

After the repairs, have you been fully compensated?

What is Diminished Value?

      Diminished Value (“DV”) is the reduction in a vehicle’s market value after a vehicle is wrecked and repaired. In 2001, the Supreme Court of Georgia held that insurance companies are required to pay DV claims. 

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Insurance companies don't want you to know:

  • Georgia law mandates that insurance companies make a reasonable effort to fully compensate you for your loss.
  • Your insurance company cannot raise your premium or cancel your policy due to filing a diminished value claim.
  • You can file a diminished value claim regardless whether your were at fault in the accident or not.
  • Claims can be terminated by filing alone without knowledge of procedure.
  • If your vehicle was damaged while being repaired, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Insurance companies don't always tell the truth!

Why hire our firm?

  • Together, Mr. Brisendine and William Paul have a 99% success rate in court and in settlement!
  • We have settled cases for thousands of dollars!
  • We understand how exhausting and strenuous this process can be.
  • We can file an appeal in the court within 30 days of a previous poor judgment.
  • We take incidental or "first party" claims.
  • Our negotiation experts can settle your diminished value claim out of court.
  • We want to help you get the money you deserve!


Diminished Value Claims Completed

July 2019 to July 2020

                90% of all cases ended in settlement

                • On average, 60% of all original demands were recovered

                • All settlements averaged 119 days to complete

                • All judgements averaged 7.8 months to complete



Call our office at 770-567-3080 & ask for William Paul, 

or fill out the form below for us to contact you!


We are proud to announce our new partnership with Cronic Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Chevrolet, Buick GMC, and Nissan of Griffin, Georgia. Cronic dealers are at the top of auto sales in Griffin, Georgia and they use our services for their diminished value needs. If you are a dealer with off-leases, loaner cars, repossessed vehicles with depreciated value, we service all your diminished value needs. We can help you get the money you deserve!

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What our clients are saying :

" This is to express my gratitude for your determination and diligence with handling my auto insurance claim for Diminished Value. Thank you for seeing the claim through to reach a successful conclusion. I appreciate your responsiveness to me and pushing for my settlement. Your unwavering commitment to resolve the claim made all the difference. I would highly recommend you for anyone dealing with an auto insurance claim. "

    ~ Linda

" I want to thank William Paul from the Law Offices of David G. Brisendine, III for all the assistance, wisdom, and encouragement on my case for diminished value. They gave me the facts that I needed to make decisions and helped me through the entire process to a successful outcome. I appreciate each one of you that worked on my case and would love to let others know of your honest, hard -working ability to help solve issues in a timely manner. Thanks again for everything!! "

    ~ Rebekah Coblentz

" The beginning of my claim started with a denial of any compensation for Diminished Value although the insurance company’s insured wrecked my vehicle and it needed repairs. This was their fault, not mine. I hired The Law office of David G. Brisendine, III and they gave my claim the attention it needed while keeping me in the loop the entire time. They fought for me in Court and got me more than what I was asking for. Attorney David G. Brisendine, III, Mr. William Paul, and their associates worked hard to get me the money I deserved! "

    ~ Martina


"From initial contact to successful case resolution, David and William were very knowledgeable and did an excellent job of communicating with me throughout the entire process. In my opinion David and William exceeded my expectations in every aspect of handling my case. Based on my experience, I would definitely recommend this firm."   ~ Matt Adams

Doug Lawrence, Expert Appraiser

First Choice Appraisals


Mr. Lawrence served as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force and has spent the last 20 years in the auto repair industry. Mr. Lawrence has been a former dealership and collision manger with tremendous success, building himself an excellent reputation.


Mr. Lawrence has estimated and overseen more than 100,000 collision repaired vehicles. He has also overseen the sale of thousands of those repaired vehicles as well. He has accomplished over 5,000 Diminished Value reports with a high volume of success. His reports have helped our office and our client high success rates in settlement and court Judgments. We are proud to have this hard working and family oriented Veteran on board with us!