Forrest Law Diminished Value Newsletter Highlights Law Talk and Client’s Story


Forrest Law Receives Satisfied Letter from Clients.

Forrest Law recently received a letter from satisfied diminished value clients Don and Lorene Peronace.  Following is an excerpt of their letter:

“….[O]ur 2009 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck was struck from behind on August of 2011….[W]e [initially] dismissed the fact that our truck would be valued differently than it was before the accident.  We…thought that we would have to…take the hit at trade-in.  However, further discussions with friends led us to understand that there was such a thing as “diminished value”.  Through the advice of a friend, we got in touch with Attorney Forrest.  We sent him the details of the accident in September.  Within six months, we received a settlement in small claims court for the entire amount allowed, $5,000.00.

“The entire process was very professionally handled and [was] effortless on our part.  Attorney Forrest took care of everything. It was a pleasure for us to be able to go through a complicated process with ease because of Attorney Forrest’s understanding of the law.

“We would strongly and without reservation recommend Attorney Forrest [for your diminished value claim]….”

Forrest Law can be reached at 860.757.3828, via email at, or on the web at

Legal Question of the QuarterQ. How does Forrest Law recoup a vehicle’s diminished value loss and how much does the process cost the client?A. Forrest Law works with a vehicle appraiser to generate a report detailing the value of the vehicle before and after the accident. On occasion we file papers in Court to show that we are serious about recovering compensation for the lost asset, a loss that is rightfully owed to the vehicle’s owner.  The process usually costs the client nothing up front, and any costs will be recouped if the claim is successful.  The legal work is based on a contingency fee, and the client is only charged if Forrest Law recovers damages.

Attorney Matthew Forrest featured on Wtic-am’s law talk

On Saturday, May 19th and May 26th, Attorney Matthew Forrest was one of the featured guests on WTIC AM 1080’s Law Talk.  Hosted by Attorney John C. Matulis, the show runs on Saturday afternoons and features a different legal topic each week.  Attorney Forrest discussed diminished value law in Connecticut and the process of pursuing a diminished value claim.  If you would like to hear Attorney  Forrest’s diminished value discussion, you can find it on the web at



We have been very successful with a number of recent claims. Some examples are.

  • Diminished Value for $5,335 with Graphic Arts Mutual Insurance Company
  • Diminished Value for $1,950 with Travelers
  • Diminished Value for $5,075 with Allstate