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Diminish Value

Diminish Value or DV is the loss in market value of a vehicle from it's pre-wreck fair market value due to a accident that required cosmetic and/or mechanical repairs.  This is not the same thing as depreciation.  In other words, the value of your vehicle as declined due to a accident that was of no fault of your own.  It can only be claimed on a liability claim, which means the responsible parties insurance carrier.
This button will give you information about DV from the Texas Department of Insurance.
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