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If I’m in an accident and the other driver was at fault, should I accept a check for my damaged car from his insurance company right away?

By John Singleton on June 7, 2013

Probably. The at-fault driver is responsible for paying for your property damage, including the damage to your car.

If the cost to repair your car exceeds the “Kelley Blue Book” value, the insurance company will declare your car a total loss and pay you the adjusted “Blue Book” value. If the cost to repair is less than the “Blue Book” value, and your car can be repaired in a reasonable time period, the insurance company should pay for the repairs. A skilled Virginia car accident attorney like the ones at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys can help ensure you’re compensated fairly.

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