Nearly a year later, your “new car” is totaled out.
You file a collision claim with your insurer and find out that the actual cash value Opens a New Window.
of your vehicle is only $19,200.
This means after your $500 deductible is taken out, your car insurance company will pay out $18,700 to your lienholder.
Can I get gap insurance after an accident?
No, gap insurance will not cover your car if it’s declared a total loss but your claim is denied for coverage or if you did not have primary insurance coverage on the vehicle at the time of the accident.
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