The question "What can an appraiser evaluate?" can be answered briefly: he or she analyzes the damage to a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, yacht, boat, etc.) in an expert manner. The appraiser prepares independent reports on the damage or valuation of the vehicle, which serve as a reference point for insurance companies to settle claims after an accident. In addition to determining residual value, expert appraisal is also required when buying and selling vehicles. This involves accurately assessing the value of the vehicle and verifying its current value. Buyers of used cars are advised to seek such expert assessment from an independent vehicle appraiser. Thus, the commonly accepted tasks of a vehicle appraiser include, but are not limited to, neutral damage assessment, determining the cause of the accident, determining the value of the vehicle, documenting previous damage as accurately as possible, and analyzing current accident damage, preparing accident reports, and sometimes explaining relevant facts in court.