Assuming that you had collision coverage on your car, when it is totalled, the insurer pays the “actual cash value” of the car, less the collision deductible. This represents the market value of the car instantaneously before the collision. It takes into account make, model, mileage, condition, and other features.
When the car is totalled, you will be given the option of keeping the salvage or letting the insurer keep it. If you keep it, the amount paid to you will be diminished by the value of the salvage.
If you keep it the salvage and have the car repaired, sometimes you are permitted to obtain a “salvage title” from the motor vehicle authorities. If the vehicle, as rebuilt, is roadworthy, you will need to insure it as you would any other vehicle.
Do you need to pay for car insurance if you are just using your parents car or does theirs cover you?
You would have to be added to your parents policy as a driver, and you will be subject to premium increases if you are a junior driver because insurance trends showcase junior drivers to be a higher risk than others. Sean IL Licensed Ins Producer
What do you do if the insurance for a totaled car does not pay off the car loan?
I faced the same thing about a year ago. The insurance company did not want to give me what was needed. I got on-line and found many cars that were just like mine and showcased them that my car was worth more than they were wanting to give me. They still did not want to give me what the car was worth. So I went to puny claims court and filed suit on the driver of the other car. The person’s insurance has to represent them. Also go and look at the comps that the insurance company are using for your car to see if you can substitute the car for what they want to give you. ResponseUltimately it is your responsibility that you either made low payments, took out a very long loan, or picked a car with high depreciation. The insurance company is not liable for the inflated amount you owe–only what the car is worth. ResponseThe insurance company will only give you the value of the vehicle, as per the “Kelly Blue Book”. They will also send an appraiser out to see what the condition of the car was, as in mileage, any previous harm. If the accident was another driver’s fault, you have to sue him and/or his insurance company for the remaining balance.Whatever you borrowed to obtain the vehicle wil always be more than the car is worth. You have already lost money on it as soon as you drove it off the car lot. But do your research. Go online for “Kelly Blue Book”, and get the estimate of the car’s value. If it is more, then dispute it with the insurance company. Print the page out. ResponseWhen you bought the car fresh or used from the dealer you had the option to purchase something called GAP INSURANCE from them (the Dealer, not the insurance company) for your exact situation. If you did not have enough equity in your car for the insurance pay off to cover it AND did not have gap insurance. basically you are screwed and responsible for the rest of the loan amount car or no car. Some people believe Gap insurance is a rip off so they do not suggest it to you and some just don’t know what it is. They do not need to be selling cars. Not fair but the way of life. Father is an insurance sales man. I also had a lady hit me I had GAP insurance and she did not. She still had to pay off the balance on the loan even tho’ she did not have the car. The courts won’t do much because you had the option to purchase gap insurance and you did not, it does not matter that you did not know.
If someone hits your parked car does their insurance company pay and do you still pay your deductible?
If you determine to go through your carrier — and assuming your policy doesn’t have a provision for waiving your deductible under these circumstances — then, yes, you’ll have to pay your deductible. Your carrier will then pursue the at-fault party for all monies paid, including your deductible. Keep in mind that applying your deductible has nothing to do with liability. It doesn’t matter if your car was parked and unoccupied, or if you were rear-ended. Rather, the deductible is the portion you agreed to pay in the event of ANY loss, regardless of liability. If the at-fault carrier agrees to pay for the damages (which they should, given the facts-of-loss), then you’re correct: You wouldn’t pay your deductible. Your deductible applies only if you’re going through your own carrier, and even then, the at-fault party still owes for ALL the damages. By avoiding your own carrier, you shouldn’t have to pay out-of-pocket for any of the damages. Also, if you do determine to go through your own carrier, they might waive your deductible if they confirm that the at-fault driver has active insurance, and if they confirm that the other carrier is willing to pay. A individual practice: When I called my insurance company about this, they told me that if the at-fault person’s insurance company (I’m assuming they’re at fault since they hit a parked car) assumes liability (again, since they’re most likely liable) they’ll cover the damages and I won’t have the pay the deductible. Did I hear this wrong? Also, I live in Pennsylvania, and from what I hear our insurance laws are a little goofy.
If you totaled your car and were arrested for DUI will insurance pay for your car in Texas?
Very likely not. You bruised it during the commission of an illegal act (DUI). If you hadn’t totalled it, the state would have most likely confiscated it anyway.
If your son is a learner driver with you in the car does he still need insurance?
So long as your son has your permission to drive your car, he is covered under your insurance policy. (As long as he has a valid driver’s permit or license)
What happens to a totaled car after the insurance co pays you for it?
Some insurance companies will sell the car back to the proprietor. Others sell the totaled car to a salvage yard.
Will car insurance pay for a car totaled in a DUI accident?
It should. If the “at fault” vehicle is insured, it’s supposed to cover the victim’s vehicle 100%. If the “at fault” vehicle has comprehensive and collision insurance that insurance is supposed to cover the at fault vehicle up to the deductable amount.Note that the tipsy driver will liberate his insurance and be required to get the VERY expensive DUI “insurance endorsment” since he/she is now in the highest risk bracket..
BTW, when a buzzed driver causes a collision it’s not called an “accident”. Accident is when things just happen. Driving buzzed is the CAUSE of the collision and as such the collision is not called an accident. Call it a wreck, crash or just about anything else that takes away the implication of a random act.
If you only have liability and your car is totaled in an accident will your insurance pay for it?
Car insurance:liabiltityNo. Because liability only covers the damages to the other persons car in an accident. “Three. Property Harm LiabilityThis coverage pays for harm you (or someone driving the car with your permission) may cause to someone else’s property. Usually, this means harm to someone elseï¿½s car, but it also includes harm to lamp posts, telephone poles, fences, buildings or other structures your car hit.” See the link below for more information on coverage. ResponseNo. Liability takes care of the other driver and his vehicle only. ReactionNo. Unluckily, liability only covers the OTHER fellow’s car. If you do not buy the “comprehensive and collision” coverage, YOUR car is only covered if the OTHER stud is at fault. ReactionIn the UK there are three main types of car insurance: 1. third party; Two. third party fire and theft and Trio. comprehensive. The very first type will not pay for harm to your vehicle in any event; the 2nd will pay if harm to your car is caused due to fire or theft and the third will pay in any event for harm to your vehicle. If however harm is caused by the user of another vehicle you will be entitled to claim compensation from the other driver’s motor insurance for your vehicle harm and if no insurance is in place form the Motor Insurers Bureau. See the related link entitled “car accident claim” to see how to demonstrate legal fault for your car accident.
What does the insurance company have to pay if you total your car with utter coverage?
They pay whatever the value is of your vehicle less the deductible..
The value they pay, in most cases, will be the trade-in value or average private sale value. Not enough to substitute the car even when you add the deductible..
anything you do with the car or any one else but beware when claiming on insurance they will charge you more next time
What can you do if your car was totaled but the insurance didn’t pay the finish amount and you can’t pay the rest because you needed a fresh car and now it’s considered repossessed on your credit?
If you were not at fault in the accident, you can sue the insurance company for the balance on your loan. If you accepted the payment from the insurance company and signed a waiver from future litigation, you cannot do anything but pay the debt yourself.
What do you do when you total a car and still owe the finance company more than the retail value that insurance will pay and you have no gap insurance?
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I hate to have to be the one to tell you this, but there is not too much you can do. If you feel the insurance company’s valuation is wrong, and the settlement is unfair, you could discusss your situation with one or more ATTORNEYS [“usually,” a very first visit is free]. Don’t go to any attorney that doesn’t suggest free very first consultations, as there are many who do..
Otherwise, you’re just going to have to make the best of a bad situation. In order to do that, I sugguest:.
1. Discuss your situation with your finance company and, with a entire lot of luck, they MAY forgive PART of your note..
2. UNLESS there is a PREPAYMENT PENALTY clause in your loan note, take the ENTIRE settlement money and pay it ALL to the finance company. This gets your balance as low as possible..
3. TO PREVENT Harm TO YOUR CREDIT RATING, AND a lot of continuing collection pressures, proceed to make your payments until your loan is fully paid off. Not only will this protect your credit record, and prevent a lot of harassment, it is the right thing to do.
If your insurance pays purchase price for your car for a total loss and you are still paying off the finance of the car are you coerced to buy a fresh car or risk having your insurance rates climb?
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When a car gets totaled and it’s paid off the lienholder gets paid very first and you get whatever is left over. In California, your insurance cannot be raised until the end of the term. If the accident was your fault your insurance will rise. If it wasn’t then the insurance will rise depending on the type of fresh car purchased.
What can someone do if they get into an accident with a vehicle they’re still paying for with no car insurance?
The only thing you can do is pay for all your damages out of pocket. After all it was your decision to drive without insurance.
Will your insurance pay for your car you totaled and it was your fault you have total coverage on your leased car?
This is sort of an educated guess, but I believe the insurance would pay the dealer and not you. I simply say this because when leasing, you never own the car, you simply “rent” it for a definite amount of time.
Your hubby was working on your car and it shorted out and caught fire will your insurance company still pay?
perhaps, i assume he was working on the wiring? he wouldn’tintentionallycause the vehicle to burn…you have comprehensive coverage i assume…file the claim, I’ve seen claims like this paid and I’ve seen them denied. will depend on a lot of details in the facts of loss..
If your car is proclaimed totaled do you still have car insurance The insurance company has not paid yet.?
It depends on what type of insurance you had. Liability, utter coverage…etc…Call your insurance company and find out.
If my car is totaled and not paid for will your insurance pay for it?
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In most cases, insurance companies are only required to pay up to the book value of your car. What this means is that if you owe $15,000 on a car loan and the car is only worth $12,000, you will still be held responsible for the remaining balance which in this case would be $Three,000. This is also known as being upside down. If you purchase GAP, a.k.a a debt cancellation contract, then you would not be held liable for the remaining $Trio,000. This is why it pays to purchase a car that has good residual value meaning it shouldn’t depreciate much swifter than you are able to pay off your loan.
You total out your car and your insurance denies coverage will you still have to pay the notes?
Yes. Your auto loan must be paid whether or not the car is driveable, lost, stolen, whatever. The lender doesn’t know or care if the car was totaled and the insurance company only gave you the blue book value on it – in way too many instances the car is not worth what it costs overall. Review the terms of your loan.
Can you turn down a total by the insurance company and pay to have your car repaired by myself and still have car insurance?
Yeah, there should be no problem cancelling a claim on your insurance if it isn’t under way already.
My car was totaled. it already has a salvaged title. what will the insurance pay?
It depends on many aspects, however since it already has a salvaged total it will be significantly lessened than if it didn’t already have a salvaged title. Your insurance company should be able to give you specifics as to why they are suggesting what they do.
Will car insurance pay if totaled car?
If you have total coverage they might pay you the lowest market value fo your car. They will deduct your deductable.. Insurance companies are out to make money so they will find the cheapest way out
If your car is out for repo but has been totaled in a car accident are you still repsonsible for the payments or will the insurance company pay off?
Your insurance will only pay off what the blue book value of the car is, whether that’s enought to pay off the vehicle is unknown to me. If you owe $7k and insurance says the car is worth $5k you owe the $2k difference.
What if my car was totaled in an accident the insurance pay off the debt?
Only if you carried GAP insurance will it pay off what you owe to the Lienholder. If not then they will only pay what they valued your car to be worth which may or may not be enough to pay off the loan.
If you have total coverage insurance and have a car accident will the insurance company pay off your car if you still owe on the car?
If you’re filing the claim through your own collision coverage, your car insurance will pay the actual cash value (ACV) minus your deductible at time of loss. This may not be enough to cover loan due to interest, negative equity, etc. You can look at buying gap coverage either through your finance company or your insurance company if this concerns you. The best available resource for determining your ACV is www.nada.com.
I had no car insurance and the car is now totaled and I still owe on the loan do I have to repay the utter amount or can I set up arrangements to pay a lesser amount?
When you got the loan, the company which you took out the loan with paid the total sum to the car dealer. They need to be repaid that sum. Your arrangement was that you would pay a certain amount each month/week, and they would very likely see no reason why you should pay them less. They entered into an agreement with you, and will very likely expect you to keep to the terms of it. Depending on how long is left until the loan, at present rates, would be repaid – they might agree to lodge for lower payments for a longer period…. but I would be sceptical that they would lodge for lower payments for the same period. The best thing to do is – using a phone which they would not be able to connect to your name, ring them and ask. Make a note of any person’s name that you speak to, especially if they make an suggest which you think might be acceptable. They will most likely be ready to talk about extending the period, and you have nothing to lose by asking anonymously.
Should I proceed paying car insurance if the car is totaled and have it liquidated from my policy?
If you plan on continuing the coverage on your fresh car then the response is yes..
If you don’t get a fresh car then STOP!
If a car is considered a total loss after an accident and the insurance company pays you for what the car is worth do you still have coverage on that vehicle if you contnue to drive it?
Usually if the car is a total loss, the insurance company will pay you and take the car. They then sell it for parts/salvage. If they let you keep the car, all you have to do is check on the current status of your policy and see if it is listed.
If you own the car and the insurance company determines the car is totaled do you still keep the car?
No, however, they usually will suggest a “buyback” price, if you want to buy it back. Once they total, and pay for it, it is their property. This is assuming this is a utter coverage issue, where they would have to fix the car. If it is a liability only issue, in other words, they have to pay for harm you caused to someone else, but not for your car, then you retain ownership.
My son totaled his car the insurance we had on the car was state mimuim and did not cover the car what do we need to do?
I guess in this case you mean you owe more on it than the car was worth. This is unluckily pretty common. Whatever money you received from your insurance company can be applied to the auto loan but you’ll have to pay the balance. Maybe you can renegotiate the balance for a lower interest rate.
Single car accident no injuries but car totaled will insurance pay?
Evidently if you have collision that should look after the harm to the car. Now the collision comes in many shades of grey. The insurance company will pay cash value after taking into account the mileage, year, and type of vehicle. Plus the cost of dealing with the harm vehicle cost would be subtracted from the settlement of the cash settlement too in some cases. If you have no collision then you have no gam to stand on, your are left holding the bag.
If you total your car after your insurance is canceled will GAP insurance still protect you?
NO,, GAP Insurance is supposed to pay the difference inbetween what your Auto Policy paid and any remaining portion of your loss after the Auto Insurance Policy has paid it’s maximum..
If No Auto Insurance Policy is in Place providing comprehensive and collision coverage then your GAP Policy is Null and Void..
GAP coverage only pays in conjunction with your Auto Insurance Policy..
No Auto Insurance! No Gap Payment
If you get into a car accident and the other person does not have insurance do you still pay the deductible?
This depends on many factors, including the capability of the other person to pay for your damages. Some insurance policies will not require you to pay a deductible. Others will. If the other person can pay for the damages, you and your insurance will not have to pay.
If your car is totaled and inoperable do you proceed to pay your auto insurance?
Yes. Until the claim is closed. You may also substitute your vehicle and just be able to put the fresh vehicle in place of the old one. Your best bet is always to speak with your company about it and get their suggestion. NEVER just stop paying. Then you may get cancelled for non-payment making getting insurance when you want it down the road stiffer and much more expensive.
Do you still have to pay your car insurance if your car is off the road?
I have taken my caroff the road for the winter. Do I still need to pay insurance
If your car is totaled do you still have to pay off the insurance policy?
No, simply because there is nothing to be insured any more, your car is gone.
In Fresh Zealand if an uninsured drivers car is hit by an insured drivercar will the insured drivers insurance still pay for the damages to the uninsured car?
In most cases if you are fully insured then your insurance will pay for the uninsured driver’s car. However if it is only a third party insurance then most likely you have no cover if it is your fault. However it depends on the insurance company and the policy that you signed.
How long can an insurance co take to pay for your totaled car?
The general response, absent a contractual or statutory requirement is, “a reasonable time”. When a car is determined to be a total loss, it essentially means that the insurer has determined that the cost of repair exceeds (usually, some statutory) percentage of the actual cash value of the car. In that example, the law requires that the be announced to be a total loss. The time consuming part of that process can be in determining the actual cash value of a car of like kind, quality, and other features. While there are commercial guides to help in that determination, often there is a period of negotiation with the possessor as to the final value. Many States provide that once a claim has been resolved by agreement as to the value, and all necessary documents have been signed (in this case, proof of claim, title certificate, and other documents that the State or the insurance company may reasonable require), payment must be made within 30 days. However, the period may be shorter or longer and State law will govern.
Car totaled insurance value car at 16000 and loan amt is 12400 can you use your gap insurance to pay off car loan?
If they gave you 16000 on the car, you would not need gap insurance since your loan amount is 12400.
What do you do if the insurance for a totaled car does not pay for my individual injuries?
If you feel you haven’t been treated fairly, I would file a complaint with your state insurance company or have your lawyer do it.
Can you buy back your totaled financed car lets say my car is financed and I get into an accident that totals my car. I know the insurance will pay out the bank but can i still buy it back after?
Yes, you can usually but it back because it is then inbetween you and the insurance company. But keep in mind your insurance company normally pays the ACV (Actual Cash Value) which may not be what you actually owe on the vehicle unless you carry Gap insurance. Gap Insurance is an extra coverage that covers the balance of the loan inbetween the ACV and remaining Balance.
What does the insurance do when you are still paying on a truck and someone hits you and it gets totaled?
If the person who hit you is the one at fault in the accident, then their insurance should cover the cost of the damages to your truck. If they don’t have insurance, or if they don’t have enough to cover all of the costs, then yours should kick in and cover the balance if you have utter coverage and not just liability insurance.
Will at fault insurance buy you a fresh car after paying your car totaled?
No. They will give you the money for the value of the vehicle and then you are on your own. However, check with your state’s Department of Insurance. You might have recourse against the insurance company if you are incapable to find a comparable vehicle with the amount they gave you.
Do you need to pay back your car insurance for paying your medical bills?
Not unless something unusual is going on… like they find out your claim was somehow fraudulent.
Do you have to have insurance total coverage if you are not driving a car that you are still paying on?
Yes & No. You still have to have liability coverage, which is the lowest type of car insurance, if you plan on driving another person’s vehicle. Because, several years ago, I drove my friend’s vehicle and the brakes went out and I rear-ended another vehicle. My friend did not have insurance on his vehicle, so my license was suspended for three months for no insurance. I advised the DMV that the vehicle wasn’t mine! But, they told me that it doesn’t matter! I should have had liability insurance anyways, if I was planning on driving someone Else’s vehicle!
Do you need insurance on car if you still owe money it?
yes because whether you own the car entirely or not, if you’re driving it, then you need protection
Do you need to pay for the child’s car insurance in addition to the child support you already pay?
You need to review your child support order and separation agreement that accompanied your divorce to determine what your obligations are. You need to review your child support order and separation agreement that accompanied your divorce to determine what your obligations are. You need to review your child support order and separation agreement that accompanied your divorce to determine what your obligations are. You need to review your child support order and separation agreement that accompanied your divorce to determine what your obligations are.
Do you need insurance to pay a no car insurance ticket?
No, you don’t need insurance to pay the ticket. However, Since almost all U.S. states these days will suspend your drivers license for having been found guilty of driving without insurance. You will need to buy insurance before you can get the drivers license suspension lifted.
When your car is totaled but you don’t have the title will the insurance pay you?
It depends on why you don’t have the title. If you don’t have it because it is financed then yes. The insurance company will do the work for you of getting the title released from the bank. If you don’t have it because you don’t own the vehicle then no the company will not pay you. Legally they cannot pay you for a vehicle that you don’t own just like you cannot insurance a vehicle you don’t own. They also cannot pay the true holder because that person does not have a legal contract of insurance with the company. No one gets paid.
When you still owe money on a car and it is totaled who does the insurance company pay the money to?
The language switches depending on where you live. If you borrowed directly to buy the car the Bank or Finance companywill Be registered with your insurance company and they will bepaid. If there is money left over you will get a check from the bank orthe insurance company depending on what lender and where you live. If you went to the local title loan place you may be paid directbut if you don’t pay the title loan guys they can both sue andcharge you with fraud.
Will the insurance on my car still pay me for my totaled 2001 Jeep since I was in accident that not my fault and the other uninsured driver ran a stop sign at high speed?
Obviously every insurance claim is different, because every policy is different. For a specific question about your policy, call your broker or have a lawyer examine your policy. WikiAnswers does not claim that this is ideal response or a necessary indication of what the insurance company will do. With that disclaimer, there are two general types of car insurance coverage for collisions: liability and collision. Liability is far more common and required by law in most US states. However, liability only pays for harm incurred on the other person’s car. So, for example, if you caused harm to another car (and depending on the fault rules in your state) that other car’s driver could recover from your liability. Collision protects your own car from harm. If you have only liability in the present case, your insurance will not pay for your totaled car. Conversely, if you have collision, it is likely covered. In order to recoup the cost for your 2001 Jeep if you do not have collision, you need to collect it from the uninsured driver, either by asking him (and hoping he is a decent human being) or by suing him for the moneys owed.