• 0 800 300 485
  • 0506604788
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mo-Fr 9:00-18:00

Assessment of material damage after an accident

Assessment of material damage after an accident

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Determining the market value of vehicles

Determining the cost of repairing the vehicle

Research of a technical condition of vehicle

Determination of the utilization cost of the vehicle

Examination of agricultural machinery




The cost of material damage caused by an accident is defined as the amount of loss of commodity value of the vehicle after the accident in case of damage or dismantling of the vehicle, taking into account its physical wear and tear.

Damage to the vehicle (car) can occur under various circumstances. This is a collision of vehicles, poor road surface, falling objects on the car (trees, supports, facade elements, etc.). According to the current legislation of Ukraine, the obligation to compensate for material damage is imposed on the person through whose fault it was caused. In most cases, the liability of such persons is insured, but sometimes some people ignore these rules, insurance companies do not always perform their duties honestly, and sometimes the sum insured is not enough to cover the cost of repairs and the difference must be collected from the culprit.

Assessment of damage due to an accident is carried out after the inspection of the damaged vehicle, by calculating the cost of repair work, spare parts, taking into account the current wear of damaged elements before the accident. In case of impossibility of restoration of a car the cost of liquidation of the remains of the car is defined.

Sometimes the cost of overhaul exceeds the average market value of a similar technically serviceable car. In this case, the expert may conclude that the repair is not economically feasible and there will be a need to assess the technically serviceable parts (parts) in the damaged car.

It should be noted that the amount of damage is subject to compensation, not the amount spent on repairs. This means that receiving compensation is not always equal to the amount of the repair cost issued by the service station.


In which cases is it appointed?

1) If there is a dispute over the decision of the insurance company on the amount of compensation.

2) If the perpetrator of the accident refuses to compensate voluntarily the amount of damage caused by him.

3) In other cases, when it is necessary to establish the objective amount of material damage caused as a result of an accident or other damage to the vehicle.


What document will be obtained as a result?

The conclusion of expert auto-commodity research or the conclusion of the expert (if judicial examination was carried out) is provided. When conducting a forensic examination, the requirements of procedural legislation regarding the signature on criminal liability and indication of information on court proceedings are also taken into account.


What is the procedure, how to order?

For expert examination and forensic examination (at the request of the party to the case):

1) Provide us with data for the study (by filling out the form on the website or in person at the office or send by e-mail).
2) Get a package of documents to order a study.
3) Sign the application, contract, make payment in full (in the office or remotely).
4) Agree on the date and time of inspection of the car.
5) After review and preparation of the conclusion to receive result of research.

For forensic examination (appointed by the court)

1) Submit to the court a request for the appointment of an examination.
2) Get a court decision on the appointment of automotive expertise to the experts of our organization.
3) After receiving the materials, we receive an invoice to pay for the study and make payment in full.
4) Provide the car for inspection
5) After review and preparation of the conclusion the result of research will be sent to court where you will be able to get acquainted with it.


What documents (information) are needed for the event?

To assess the damage in an accident you need to provide the following documents:

  1. A copy of the vehicle registration certificate (the original must be provided during the inspection of the car);
  2. A copy of the passport or passport data of the customer for the contract;
  3. Photo and video fixation of the vehicle from the scene of the accident.
  4. Company details, information about the signatory (for legal entities);
  5. An act of an accident or other event as a result of which damage was caused.
  6. Conclusions from the car maintenance station (about hidden damage, if any).
  7. Other information that may affect the outcome of the assessment.

You may also need other documents (information) depending on the specific circumstances of your situation and the issues planned for the study.


Where to inspect the car?

In the case of determining the amount of material damage should take into account the following. If the damage is minor (scratch, abrasion) without the possibility of internal (hidden) damage - the inspection can be carried out in the parking lot, parking lot, in the yard or other place where there will be sufficient light and space for inspection of the car.

But if the damage is more serious and there is a possibility of internal (hidden) damage - the inspection should be carried out at the service station (HUNDRED). In this case, you may need to lift the car on the lift, remove the bumper or perform other actions to fix any damage.

* Pay attention. The choice of the place and the organization of the inspection at the service station is the customer of the study. The cost of payment for HUNDRED services is not included in the cost of examination.


Is it possible to conduct an examination without inspecting the car?

It is possible, but subject to the following conditions. The investigation should be conducted as a forensic examination (ie by court order or at the request of the party to the case). Documents (information) must be provided in an amount sufficient to answer the questions without inspecting the car.


What questions can be asked when filing a petition in court?

Below we offer a standard question. If necessary, it can be changed, or additional questions can be asked depending on the specific situation.

What is the cost of material damage caused to the owner of the car brand __________, registration number: ________, damaged in an accident _______?


Terms of service

The approximate terms are:

  • for forensic examinations - 60 days;
  • for expert research - 10 days.

The exact terms will be calculated at the time of order, taking into account the scope of the study and the current workload of specialists within the limits provided for paragraph 1.13. Section I "Instructions on the appointment and conduct of forensic examinations and expert research", approved by the Order of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine 08.10.1998 № 53/5.

Read more

* If necessary, the call of interested persons for technical inspection of the vehicle is carried out by the customer of the examination, indicating the date, place and time of the inspection (after coordination with the expert).

The authority (person) that appointed the expertise (involved the expert) must ensure the possibility of inspection of the vehicle and appropriate safe conditions (lighting, free access, the possibility of inspection of the vehicle from different angles, etc.).

© Joint Venture "Western-Ukrainian Expert-Advisory Center", 1998-2022.
All rights to the materials posted on zuekc.com.ua are protected by the legislation of Ukraine. Use of materials from this site is possible only with reference to the source.