We-WON Diminished Value Case in Van Nuys CA for 10,000

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Yes! we won in Small Claims Court Civil Division Department P in Van Nuys, CA for the “Diminished Value”, in the amount of $10,000 plus court cost on March 12, 2019.

How did we do it?

Back in January I got a call from my client to write a “Diminished Value” report for his 2012 BMW 328i that had been rear ended when at a stop light by another driver.

I asked for the Estimate of Repair document to see the cost of repairs and it turned out to be over $17,000 in damages. I started to write the “Diminished Value” report that can be used in a court of law.

When I finished the “Diminished Value” report I sent it along with instructions on how to proceed.

First, my client had to send a Demand Letter to the Insurance Company of the driver that hit his car.  As expected, my client got a letter back from the Insurance Company that the claim was denied and the CA law does not have any such thing as “Diminished Value”.

Second, my client followed my instructions I sent him and filed a Small Claims law suit against the owner of the car that hit him and then got a court date to stand before a Judge.

On the day of trial I was with my client (Plaintiff) and we went inside the court room.  The owner of the car (Defendant) that hit my client’s car was in court with his Insurance Adjuster and we were asked to go outside and try to arbitrate.

The defendant’s insurance refused to arbitrate so we remained inside the court room to stand before the Judge.

The Plaintiff was called and he and I stood before the Judge. He told the Judge his Expert was with him and would like for me to speak about the “Diminished Value” and the Judge allowed me to speak.

First, the Plaintiff spoke about the accident and how it happened; he also stated the other driver admitted fault.

Now the Defendant’s Insurance Adjuster spoke and said, “Your Honor, he accepted the car’s repairs and he was satisfied and if he has any complaints he should return to the shop that did the repairs.” Then he also stated we had to prove loss of value and later when I spoke I did.

The Defendant reminded the Judge he was not in the court about the repairs but about the loss of money when reselling or trading the car in. The Judge asked me to explain the report and the formula I use to show “Diminished Value”. After I finished explaining the report and my findings and how I come to the loss of value which was far more than he can ask for which was over $17,000.

The Judge had another question for me, how to show structural damage.  I explained with a very simple and easy to understand of how this was, with that the Judge said, “One side here today will not like my judgement but it is final.”

After five days my client called me with excitement; we won the “Diminished Value” case for the full amount of $10,165.  This is the maximum allowable damage he can ask for plus court cost in a small claims court of law in CA.

I have been writing “Diminished Value” reports for law firms in NV and CA going on 8 years now, but mostly in superior court for attorneys.  This was my first small claims case on my own and we won that all my client was allowed to ask for.

If you have been in a car accident not your fault you are entitled to get “Diminished Value” and you can get it; it takes a little time but worth every minute you spend on.

You can contact me by way of e-mail and I will be willing to help you as well. Don’t let the Insurance Adjuster make you back down with their lies, telling you it is not allowed or you don’t have a claim because your car is fixed, that is a cover in hope you will back down and they win. Help is here and here to stay.

Feel free to contact me anytime because you can WIN in small claims court for “Diminished Value”. This case can be verified.  Tell a friend and get paid what is owed to you.

Thank you,

Jackie Winters

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Amazon.com is offering the original Ab Radical

I just wanted to let you know the product “Ab Radical” is now available on Amazon.com for under $11.00 and would make a great Christmas or birthday gift or a gift for anyone wanting to isolate their abdominal.

As you know I wrote about this sometime ago and it does work well. It is portable and will fold up to a 4 inch box. It is made of a heavy-duty fabric and has a neck and back support built into it. It was designed to help a person do crunches. One of the good things is when I get finished using it I just hang it on the wall or throw it across my chair for the next morning. I don’t have to worry about storage space, it only takes 4 inches when folded up, there is no storage area of any size to worry about.

This is not a Sit Up exerciser but an Abdominal Crunch Isolator, I do this 4 inch crunch while tightening the abdominal and blowing out the air and then relaxing and taking in air as I go down from the crunch, it is made easy by the two handle made into the product. I just lie on my shoulders, my knees bent at a 45 degree. I then grab the handles near the shoulders and with a slight pull on the handles the shoulders lifts off the floor and the abdominal crunch is made. I don’t use the handle at the ends of the handles I used them near my shoulders, it seem to isolate the abdominal even better. I have my elbows tucked in my sides and not sticking out to nowhere when crunching and that seem to make the Ab isolation even better concentrated.

At one time my wife got me an Ab Roller but I could not do a crunch or sit-up without jerking real hard on the handles, I gave up on that one, it was also bulky to put away. I think my wife gave it to Salvation Army, I have other weight stuff for exercising the abdominal but I just could not get what I wanted.

If this is something you might consider for a gift or personal use ask your Doctor about it if you are an elder person not use to doing exercise or have illnesses, just take time to be safe. I am not a doctor but a mechanic, I would think anyone wanting to do crunches with ease should consider the Ab Radical. My friend Richard is 71 and he used it yesterday and told me it really did make it easy for him to do a crunch, he is 6.4 tall. My wife is going to Japan in Jan for two weeks and she is taking one with her so she can use it when on the air plane.

I do a lot of walking every day as well and don’t drink or smoke cigarettes and think GOD has blessed me with good health.

Thank you and pass it on, GOD bless all,

Jackie