My car is totaled. Why is the insurance company offering less than I owe?


| Insurance FYI, Vehicle Accidents

According to Pennsylvania law, a vehicle is considered a “total loss” or “totaled” if the repair estimate is 80% or more than the fair market value. Your auto insurance company may offer a settlement based on the fair market value. Since vehicles depreciate quickly in value, the insurance settlement may not cover the amount that is still owed on the loan or lease, leaving you “upside down.” read more »

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