In most cases no. If you hire a lawyer to present your diminished value claim, they will require you to pay them up to 33% of your settlement in order to represent you. Having a lawyer will not necessarily result in a higher settlement to you. In addition, insurance companies aren’t intimidated by lawyers because they are constantly involved with lawsuits and deal with them every day.
Our professionally prepared reports will give you the option of presenting your demand for lost value directly to the insurance company without using a lawyer. If the insurance company refuses to pay or won’t make a reasonable offer, you can still file a lawsuit in small claims court yourself.
If your claim goes to small claims court and is backed up with detailed report of your diminished value loss, it will usually force the insurance company to raise their offer. After all, no one likes insurance companies and judges and juries will be quick to support you as an average consumer simply trying to be made whole for your loss. These insurance companies will also be motivated to make a more reasonable settlement offer in order to avoid the costs of defending against your claim.