Imagine yourself in this situation. You hire a moving company to move your furniture out of your old apartment and into a beautiful new condo you just bought. When you get to your apartment you find to your horror that most of the furniture was damaged in one way or another. You call the moving company, they contract with a “restorer” to touch up the furniture, but it ends up looking worse. You ask them to pay the cost to repair, but they are only willing to reimburse the depreciated value.
This is what happened with a client of Skyles Law Group, LLC. They came to them with their problem. Their initial claim was only for $3,000.00 for the replacement of some items. They were able to get a settlement for $8,500.00, which covered the replacement of items that could not be repaired, and the complete restoration of items that could be repaired.
“Often times, people don’t want to involve attorneys, and handle it on their own. This is a mistake”, said Skyles Law Group attorney, James Skyles. “Here we have a situation where the client was put in a bind by a company they put their trust in. The company was only willing to give depreciated value, they wanted replacement value. We were able to get them more than twice what they asked.”
Skyles cautioned, “Every situation is unique, and while this type of result is not unique to the services we provide, there is no way we can guarantee a particular result. But we always do our best to meet the needs of our clients”.