In the unfortunate situation where you have suffered a total loss on your vehicle, you most likely have the right to invoke your appraisal clause. Make sure the insurance company is offering you a fair price on your vehicle, make sure they are comparing apples to apples. Contact CFL Auto Appraise for help in a stressful situation.
What is a Prior to Loss Appraisal?
So, your Insurance Company has decided your car is a Total Loss and not worth the money it will require to repair. However, you feel they are trying to “lowball” the price on what your vehicle is valued at. Are they being fair in what their assessment of current Fair Market Value is? This is where you invoke your “Appraisal Clause” that is typically in the fine print of most Insurance Policies.
Here is a typical scenario of a Prior To Loss Situation:
- Car Accident Occurs
- Your Insurance company sends out their Employee to assess the damage and assign value to your vehicle
- You disagree with the amount they are claiming the vehicle is valued at.
- You invoke your Appraisal Clause and hire CFL Auto Appraise to inspect the vehicle and provide a comprehensive 3rd party, Independent valuation of what the vehicle was worth Prior to Loss
- You submit the report provided by CFL Auto Appraise to your Insurance company
- They either accept the report and you get paid or Big Insurance hires another 3rd Party Appraiser
- Their 3rd Party Contacts CFL Auto Appraise and we either come to an agreement on value. 90% of the time your case never makes it past this point, and you end up with more money in your pocket. If not, it goes to an Umpire
- The umpire assigns value and that value can NOT be disputed
*** In some cases, we have even saved vehicles from being totaled by bringing the true value of the vehicle to the forefront and forcing the Insurance company into paying for the required repairs.