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Not sure if I have the correct catgory, but i will give it

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Not sure if I have the correct catgory, but i will give it try.

My brother got in a car accident, his brakes failed, hios car is totaled. He had full coverage insurance because the car is financed. He has been making payment for about 4 years but I am not sure how much is owed still. My question is what is likeley to happen with the insurance? Will they jusy pay off the loan and leave him with nothing, or do they pay off what is owed and give him the equity he has on the loan? As far as I know, they are not upside down on the loan.

JD 1992 :

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JD 1992 :

What the insurance company does is either repair the car or else they pay the "reasonable market value at the time of the collision".

JD 1992 :

That would be minus any deductible of course.

JD 1992 :

The payment would normally come in the form of a check made out to both the insured and the financing entity.

JD 1992 :

Did you have any additional questions?

JD 1992 :

I think the chat function may be having a problem so I'm going to switch this to a regular Q and A.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes, I think chat had a problem. But thanks for your reply. I do not have any more questions.

Best wishes to you and your brother. Sorry about the chat problem, sometimes it works fine and sometimes it doesn't.

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