The insurance company says my car is a “total loss”. What does that mean?

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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

The standard for determining whether a vehicle is declared a total loss or not, is by the State of Florida, not the insurance companies. The State of Florida says that if repairs exceed 80% of the actual cash value of the vehicle, then it can be declared a total loss.


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