Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

A new car was damaged by a tree on our parking lot. we are…

Hi. a new car...

Hi. a new car was damaged by a tree on our parking lot. we are not satisfied with how our insurance manage that and need advice

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Sure. MA

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Filed the claim

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

With insurance.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
3/19/2018
Ray
Ray, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 48,134
Experience: 30 years in civil, probate, real estate, elder law
Verified

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

Ask Your Own Legal Question

Tell me more about the situation here, thanks

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
a new car was bought 10 days before the damage. insurance apprised damage for 6 thou. we think it is not accurate, but now the problem is even worse- they can not find the roof to replace because the model is too new. they want to replace it with roof from another, older model. the price of the car wil be much lower. can we do something?

You can file a diminished value claim

Massachusetts is a diminished value state, which means you may be entitled to the diminished value of your vehicle after an auto accident. The statute of limitation on diminished value claims in Massachusetts is 3 years, and Massachusetts does not have uninsured motorist coverage for diminished value.

Massachusetts Diminished Value - Diminished Value Claims and ...

https://www.collisionclaims.com/massachusetts-diminished-value/

Contact the insurance about that you would be due more for that if they used non new parts.I agree.This might force them to find new parts instead or pay you more for your diminished value.

Ask Your Own Legal Question

I appreciate the chance to help you , you are due more compensation here for diminished value.

If you can positive rate 5 stars it is much appreciated.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
thank you very much. does it mean that insurance will be paying us for diminished value?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
to whom we submit this claim?

Same insurance call them and ask for diminished value claim form.They won't tell you unless you find out about it.But your state recognizes it.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
thank you very much/ i'm finished with my question now

Good luck here stars at top of your page thanks for rating 5 stars.Have great evening.

Ray
Ray, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 48,134
Experience: 30 years in civil, probate, real estate, elder law
Verified
Ray and 87 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Ray Your Own Question
Ray
Ray
Ray, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 48,134
48,134 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 years in civil, probate, real estate, elder law

Ray is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,657 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,408 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,066 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

300 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
I have a quick question. I was working on a film production
I have a quick question. I was working on a film production movie ranch. The wind picked up a piece of the film set and it fell causing damage to my car which was parked outside. The vehicle was parked inside the studios property and the piece that fell came from their working set. The film production company and studio insurance company is refusing to cover the damages … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
44,066 satisfied customers
My son works at pizza hut in Fairbanks AK. While he was
My son works at pizza hut in Fairbanks AK. While he was working, the tree failed and damaged his car in the Pizza Hut parking lot, The tree is located between Pizza Hut and taco bell properties and wa… read more
Marsha411JD
Marsha411JD
Doctoral Degree
20,587 satisfied customers
In NH, how can I wait before filing a small claim? incident
in NH, how long can I wait before filing a small claim? incident happened in July, but can't file until Dec. due to insurance info not available for my case until then. … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
California Law. I was parked in a grocery store parking lot.
California Law. I was parked in a grocery store parking lot. I drove the car in reverse. Once my car was out of the parking stall, the rear end of another car pulling out of the parking stall collided… read more
CalAttorney2
CalAttorney2
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,845 satisfied customers
My car was parked in my parking space in front of my apartment,
My car was parked in my parking space in front of my apartment, when a large tree blew over and damaged three cars parked in the same area. Even though I have full coverage insurance, my question is: … read more
TexLaw
TexLaw
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
4,347 satisfied customers
I apologize in advance, this is a few questions in one. We
I apologize in advance, this is a few questions in one. We recently moved across the country from Baltimore to California. We were driving a dodge neon and towing a 5x8 uhaul trailer with a 2" lock on… read more
Andrea, Esq.
Andrea, Esq.
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
10,512 satisfied customers
The fourth tree limb has fallen from a neighbors tree, and
The fourth tree limb has fallen from a neighbors tree, and crash in a car parked in our driveway. Tree limb hit a neighbors roof and caused damage, tree limb 3 fell into the street, which was blocked … read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
My car was crushed by a tree in the parking lot of my apartment
My car was crushed by a tree in the parking lot of my apartment complex during a snow storm. I had attempted to park it in the safest spot I thought I could find in the parking lot (as far from any fa… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,935 satisfied customers
Hello My son parked at a mall for 15 minutes on his way to
Hello My son parked at a mall for 15 minutes on his way to class to run an errand. He thought he backed into a tree and got out to look but he had not. So he parked across from that spot and went into… read more
JBaxLaw
JBaxLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,080 satisfied customers
My daughter lives in a apartment complex in Los Angeles, the
My daughter lives in a apartment complex in Los Angeles, the beginning of the year she asked buiding management whether she could park her car on the complex parking lot and she was given the permissi… read more
TaxAttorneytoHelp
TaxAttorneytoHelp
Owner
Doctoral Degree
2,542 satisfied customers
Hi, I recently had a car accident. A tree fell on my car in
Hi, I recently had a car accident. A tree fell on my car in a private property. I filed claim with my insurance company. The insurance agent had inspected the tree and concludes that the tree is healt… read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
A privately owned parking lot near my place of employment claims
A privately owned parking lot near my place of employment claims it's not liable for tree branch damage to my windshield. They claim it could not have happened there, although I parked in a handicap s… read more
loeblaw
loeblaw
Judicial Doctorate
1,629 satisfied customers
A tree that is located on a neighboring businesses property
A tree that is located on a neighboring businesses property was recently blown over in a storm landing on my car. I rent and have an assigned parking space in front of my apartment where the tree fell… read more
D. WINOGO ESQ.
D. WINOGO ESQ.
Hearing Officer/Attorney
Doctoral Degree
100 satisfied customers
I love in an apartment complex and the parking lot has trees
I love in an apartment complex and the parking lot has trees lining it. A branch fell and dented my car, are they liable?… read more
FraudExaminerNate
FraudExaminerNate
Managing Member
Juris Doctor
286 satisfied customers
My sons car is parked in the lot owned by the apartment complex
My son's car is parked in the lot owned by the apartment complex he lives in Gainesville, Florida (Alachua County). A Hickory tree on this same landlord's property has been dropping golf ball sized nu… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
If a tree falls on an apartment residents car and severely
If a tree falls on an apartment resident's car and severely damages it, isn't the property complex liable for the damage and other costs associated? (rented car, extra gas for rides, lost time at work… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney/Landlord/Realtor
Doctoral Degree
37,815 satisfied customers
My daughter was involved in a car accident in the parking lot
My daughter was involved in a car accident in the parking lot of her college on 12/17/08. She was not at fault. Both cars have only PLPD coverage. She suffered a concussion, missed work and still expe… read more
Experienced Attorney
Experienced Attorney
JD
268 satisfied customers
I live in a trailer park, and own my own trailer, but rent ...
I live in a trailer park, and own my own trailer, but rent the lot. The new manager has sent packets out to have us fill out personal information as to who lives in our home, what and how many cars we… read more
Marie
Marie
506 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x