My Car Was Totaled. Isn’t The Company Required To Give Me The Actual Cash Value?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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The actual cash value refers to what it would cost to replace your vehicle with one in similar condition. In making this cost calculation, conditions such as mileage, previous unrepaired damage, and tire wear are considered. Ultimately, the value to the insurer may not be the same as the market price of a car of the same make, model and year.

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