Albuquerque, NM asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for New Mexico

Q: The insurance adjuster is saying carfax says there is a discrepancy 0f milage on my vehicle 50,000 miles diff. Not true

I have photos document emissions receipt ect. Saying 125,000 odometer. Can they cheat me

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, based on these brief facts, I don't think the adjuster is trying to cheat you. What I think is happening is that your vehicle has been declared a total loss. So rather than simply going by a collision shop's parts and labor estimates, the insurance carrier needs to consider your vehicle's mileage in determining its replacement value, based on the market in your region for like models and trim levels. If you both have compelling proof, you may wind up negotiating or splitting the difference down the middle. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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