If I hit someone and totaled their car, am I entitled to get the car because I am paying for it or does the insurance company keep it?

if the insurer keeps it, isn’t it like collecting twice since it can sell the car and/or parts?

Asked on April 8, 2014 under Accident Law, Texas


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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Good question. If you end up paying for the fair market value of the car that you struck and destroyed then under the laws of all states in this country you should end up with the vehicle you end up replacing.

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