What happens after my car is deemed totaled?

Updated: 9/11/2023
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The insurance company will determine the acv (actual cash value) of your vehicle in pre loss condition. They will tell you this amount and if you disagree you will need to explain why, they likewise will need to explain how they arrived at this amount. Once that is done, you will need to decide if you want to retain the salvage or allow the insurance company to obtain the salvage. If you decided to keep it, it will become a salvage or branded title (making it worth less generally), and they will deduct the 'salvage amount' from your settlement. The company will then pay you, or you and your lien holder, less any deductible. They will also owe you (dependent upon the state laws), some sort of sales tax rebate, actual dollar amount, or an sales tax credit, as well as title or licensing fees. If you have a particular question please ask and I'll see if I can be of more assistance to you.

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you will have to pay a debt and GET CAR INSURANCE

Does insurance help with buying a new vehicle if your car gets totaled?

Yes, they will help, but they won't buy you a new car. Once your car is deemed totaled, the insurance company will usually pay you the value of the car before the accident minus your deductible. You can either buy back the totaled car and repair it or use the money towards a new car.

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Do you have to accept the insurance company's offer after your car is deemed totaled?

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What happens after your car is totaled and you only have liability?

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Will you owe taxes on a totaled car?

Not if you notify you local PVA that the car is totaled and not longer in service. You will pay taxes up to the day it was totaled.

What happens your car is totaled?

If you have the proper insurance or you were hit by someone you will surrender the car and the title to the insurance company and they will pay you the actual cash value of the car before it was hit.

What happens when someone not on your insurance drives your car leaves the keys in the ignition and your car is stolen will the insurece company pay if my car is totaled or can they refuse to pay?

Read your policy.

What happens when you total a lease car?

When a lease car is totaled, the car company will require the car lessee to pay the lease balance to get out of the contract. This is applicable for a wrecked car and non-reparable vehicle.

What happens if your car is totaled and you have full coverage?

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