My friend has a very well maintained 2000 corolla that has about 80k miles. Last week, he hit an SUV on the front passenger’s side (corolla) lightly.
The damage was the front bumper, hood, and the quarter panel. All the damage was on the front right side.
The body shop gave a quote of $3000 to fix it…the insurance decided the car is “totaled”.
So a perfectly good car that has a little bit of body damage is declared “totaled”?!?!?!? What a waste! Where are the green earth people now??
I guess if nobody had auto insurance, body shops would actually need to compete and the price to repair would be lower.
If someone hits my car and they are at fault…their insurance cannot “total” my car right?