Experts in this field are specialists who have focused their studies on automotive insurance and repair assessment. An assessor will evaluate a vehicle for damage and wear, and identify the best way to go about repairing the automobile and make an estimate on cost. These experts are experienced in the insuring of these vehicles and the ins and outs of the surrounding rules and policies. They will also determine if an automobile is so damaged that it must be written off. Some of the vehicles they may assess are cars – all makes and models including classic, rare and vintage cars, motorbikes, trucks, caravans and motor homes, farm machinery, heavy haulage vehicles, and marine and personal watercraft, among others.
Automotive insurance and repair assessment experts can be of great help to the legal process. They are very useful for the valuation of vehicles, considering innumerable factors such as engine damage, mileage, and general wear and tear. They may be required to comment on the cause of engine damage or on the quality of the management of the vehicle both preceding the damage and in the repair of it. These investigations can often provide crucial evidence in cases. They can also comment on the road-worthiness of a heavily damaged vehicle which may be of relevance to various cases.
Experts in this area come from many professional backgrounds. Most will have come from an insurance background, having worked directly as a motor-vehicle assessor. Some others may have had auto-repairs backgrounds, or have worked alongside vehicles and machinery as engineers or specialists. Some may also be machinists or industrial designers. The specific specialisation and background needed in your automotive insurance and repair assessment expert will be determined by the matter which requires examination.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.Expertise in Action
Experts in automotive insurance and repair assessment can be called upon to assist in policy design, insurance disputes, matters involving written-off vehicles, and the quality of auto-service provided in a case.Sample Reports
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.Cost
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
A useful overview of the role of a vehicle assessor.A method for quantitative assessment of vehicle reliability impact on road safety.
An academic article on the pursuit of a method for quantitative assessment of the vehicle reliability influence on traffic safety.Relevant Cases Walker v Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal of New South Wales  NSWSC 1432 (27 September 2013)
A dispute over a vehicle in which a vehicle valuer was consulted.Watling v Mazza T/as Penrith Engine Services  NSWCTTT 388 (22 April 2003)
The case involves damages to a vehicle during a repair. An expert in the field of motor vehicle repair provided evidence.Related Blog Articles
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