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Physical Damage Appraisals

damage appraisals

When physical damage has occurred to a vehicle, you need an appraisal that you can trust. DEKRA’s experienced team of experts provides unbiased physical damage appraisals and acts as an extension of your in-house team for all of your physical damage needs.

Our specialists provide timely expert assessment of damage, comprehensive appraisal reports, and detailed photographs for each incident. DEKRA follows all OEM repair procedures and company guidelines when developing an appraisal.

We work with:

  • Insurance carriers,
  • Municipalities,
  • Rental car companies,
  • Third party administrators,
  • Risk management partners,
  • Auction facilities, and
  • Legal counsel.

Physical Damage Estimates

We create physical damage reports and estimates for:

  • Standard vehicles,
  • Light trucks,
  • Exotic vehicles,
  • Motorcycles,
  • Recreational vehicles,
  • Inland marine,
  • Watercraft,
  • Heavy equipment
  • Commercial vehicles, and
  • Farm equipment.

Automotive Fire Damage Claims

When a fire occurs, our experts can investigate the cause and origin of automotive, heavy equipment, heavy machinery, and industrial vehicle fires.

i2i Virtual Physical Damage Inspections

Utilize DEKRA’s i2i technology to quickly, securely and easily conduct remote inspections without the time and expense of a site visit. The tool is flexible and easy to use. Applications include remote automotive audits; truck, vehicle, and equipment inspections; and collision center consultations.

The process is simple. Appointments are scheduled in the i2i tool in coordination with individuals at your site or your customer location. Conducting the inspection is as simple as clicking on a link for live, step-by-step instructions. You even have the opportunity to license DEKRA's i2i technology for use by your team. There is no app to download, and the tool works with almost every browser on both Android and iOS devices.

Remote inspections are ideal for use in rural areas, reducing your appraisal costs and mileage charges. Also, i2i reduces repair time delays, lowering loss adjustment expense and car rental exposure.

Additional Services

We also offer:

  • Scene investigations
  • Secure police reports
  • Department of Insurance inspections
  • DRP inspections services setup and monitoring