What Happens When My Car is a Total Loss?

A vehicle is a total loss (or totaled) if any of the following apply:
The vehicle cannot be safely repaired
Repairs would cost more than the vehicle’s estimated value
The damage meets your state’s total loss guidelines, florida is 80%
A car is deemed a total loss under Florida law when the cost to repair it is 80 percent or more of its ACV – actual cash value. Actual cash value refers to how much the car was worth immediately before the damage. Most auto insurance companies in the state of Florida will pay for a total loss vehicle property damage claim in one of two ways: settlement of the damage to your vehicle on the basis of actual cash value or replacement with another vehicle of like kind and quality.

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