Diminution of Value Case Tried in Clay County

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on October 6, 2021

Courtney Cargill, an associate in our Jacksonville office, recently tried a diminution of value case in Clay County. Plaintiff argued the accident caused by the Defendant resolved in more than $14,000.00 in damages and cause his 2021 Mazda to diminish in value by more than $8,000.00. The defense admitted liability, but argued the Plaintiff was made whole when he successfully traded in his vehicle and received more than his expert’s estimated value. Without his expert, Plaintiff was unable to prove his case and the Judge ruled in favor of the defense.