In most cases, you can get it fixed yourself. When the insurance company totals out a car, that is all they themselves are willing to pay. If you want to pay to have it fixed yourself, most won't care, but your rates may still change depending on the circumstances of the accident.
Only if the insurance company believes it was your mom driving at the time.
The insurance company will usually retain the vehicle. You may be able to purchase it from them, call and ask.
If it was their fault, their insurance company will cover the damages of your vehicle. I would hope that the person at fault has filed the claim already but you need to make certain. I also hope that a police report was done at the time of the accident.
Normally yes. Some companies may require proof that you have repaired the car and it is road-worthy.
Answer: Salvage titles come from the insurance companies. Once an insurance company "totals" a vehicle, it becomes "salvaged". Take the ID number to your insurance company and have them run it to see if it is "insurable", best & quickest way and its free.
Yes, you can usually but it back because it is then between you and the insurance company. But keep in mind your insurance company normally pays the ACV (Actual Cash Value) which may not be what you actually owe on the vehicle unless you carry Gap insurance. Gap Insurance is an additional coverage that covers the balance of the loan between the ACV and remaining Balance.
It is different from regular insurance because it covers you for the difference between your car's value, and what you owe on it if you have an accident that totals the car, or the vehicle is stolen. If you are making payments on the vehicle, and you owe more than its value, your GAP insurance will cover the difference.
Totaled means that the cost to repair it is more than what its worth...they will most likely give you something below KBB ...
The insurance company will not know that the vehicle has been reconstructed unless you tell them up front. The problem comes if you have an accident or claim which totals the vehicle. The value of a vehicle that been a total loss is far less than a vehicle that has not so the company will evaluate the value of your vehicle at a far lower amount when time to pay you in a total situation. This is a fact that you need to be aware of in case you do total the vehicle again. The company is obligated to pay you the value of the vehicle at the time immediately before your accident. This is fair as you pay far less for it versus buying an undamaged vehicle but you will pay premiums the same as anyone else.
Not in Canada.