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Claim Diminution

We offer a service that allows our clients to claim diminution damages, this being the loss in value to their motor vehicle having been damaged in a road traffic accident and subsequently repaired

Claim diminution?

Clifford James have over 16 years’ experience handling diminution claims, which is proven by our extensive track record of recovering diminution in value of vehicles, no matter what make, model or type, for vehicle manufacturers and leasing companies.

Where a vehicle is involved in a non-fault road traffic accident where your vehicle sustained serious damage that was repaired, you may be entitled to make a claim.

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Making a claim is straight forward using our specialist Diminution Claims Service. We have set out below what you should expect with your case*.


Free Diminution Consultation

We will provide you with a free consultation on the prospects of you being able to make a claim for diminution.*


Sign Up to our Diminution Claims Service

We will send you our terms and conditions of service for you to agree.**


Independent Expert Diminution Report

Following an inspection of your vehicle, an expert will provide us with a full opinion on whether or not your vehicle has lost value.


Case Submitted to
Third Party Insurance Company

We will submit your case together with the expert report to a third party insurance company.***


Third Party Insurance Company Responds

The third party insurance company will respond to your claim.****


Case Settled

The Insurance Company settles your diminution claim.


Damages Sent to You

We will send you your damages less our agreed fee.

*Subject to our terms and conditions

How much is my Diminution Claim?

Each case is assessed on its own merit and the value of each diminution claim varies depending upon a range of factors including the vehicle age, type and extent of damage. However, the greater the extent of the damage and the younger the vehicle, the more a vehicle will lose value. The level of loss will decrease proportionately as the extent of damage on a vehicle becomes less, until no loss occurring where only cosmetic damage has occurred.

How much does it cost?

We supply our Diminution Claims Service by charging you an agreed percentage of your damages. Our fee only becomes payable on the successful outcome of your case.*

Is this loss down to poor repair work?

No. This loss arises even though the motor vehicle has been repaired to an excellent standard. It is down to the fact that the motor vehicle has been in an accident that the vehicle may have lost value.

Is it only for prestige vehicles

No. There is no restriction in law on what type of vehicle can suffer diminution and we have proved this in Court. Each claim is down to its own individual merits.

Why use Clifford James?

Whilst an engineer may be able to advise you on how much they believe your diminution claim is worth and provide a report to show this. Diminution is a very complex head of claim and obtaining an expert report is not the only key to success. For example, an engineer who provides you with a diminution report may not be able to advise you on all the legal aspects of your case leaving you to submit your claim without any assistance. We are legal experts who have access to a panel of independent engineers who produce their report for Clifford James Consultants to use to recover your damages. Our hassle free service enables you to successfully claim back the loss in value of your vehicle without the stress of managing your claim yourself.

Can Diminution affect any type of vehicle?

Yes it can. There is no restriction in law on what type of vehicle can suffer diminution and we have proved this in Court. We are specialists in recovering diminution on all types of vehicles including classic, prestige, mainstream, vans, commercials, fleet and lease vehicles.

Can I claim through my motor insurance?

No. Insurance companies usually exclude this type of claim from your policy, even if you are fully comprehensively insured.

By making a claim does it affect my insurance?

No. Diminution is an uninsured loss and a claim for compensation will be made against the insurer of the vehicle at fault.

We provide a free service to establish if your motor car has lost value and we provide initial advice on the prospects of you making a diminution claim. Click the button below to start your claim for diminution and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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