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 appraisal reports will give you the option of presenting your demand for diminished 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.