Normally as soon as the car is determined to be a total loss there should be an offer made within a day or two at the most.
As long as you have the title that he signed off of it and you signed on and you have insurance on the vehicle it will be covered.
Usually an insurance company will declare a car totaled before salvaging it. Usually they will know what to do with the car after taking initial photos and if need be pay a shop to look over internal damages if any. How long this takes is how long it takes for the shop to tear apart your car. Typically there is no "time limit" associated as far as a car sitting in a shop is concerned, but for me when I totaled my car the insurance took about 2 weeks to figure it out.
There are a number of Canadian insurance companies that deal in long term insurance. Two of the better known companies include Senior Years and Manulife.
insurance is insurance as long as it wasn't done to profit the owner/ yes you are covered
Check your policy. I'd expect that as long as the totaled car was covered on the date of the crash that totaled it, you'd be covered - after all, if you weren't going to replace the car, would they expect you to keep paying at all? BUT, that all said, it's really your policy that will tell you the answer. Any insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company, and anything they say in the contract - that's the way it is.
Depends on what insurance company it is.
If you have comprehensive and collision the insurance company covers your car for loss. Unfortunately, most people don't have comp & collision after the car is paid off. If the bank still has an interest in the car, they will make demand of the insurance company and the BANK will be paid first. After that, if any money is left over you might get a check.
Depends on your insurance company's policy.
Your question is unclear. Did the insurance company declaire the car that was insured was a total loss. After that they would pay you for the entire value of the vehicle and keep the car since they paid you for it. The insurance company can then sell the damaged vehicle at an auction and make up for some of the loss or they can let the insured keep it and deduct the value from the claim settlement. I am an insurance agent but not a claims adjuster. Your questions is indeed unclear but I am assuming your car got totaled and they paid you less, as though it was a totaled vehicle to start with. They might know something you don't. If you purchased the car in the last 18 months from a dealer or person who gave you a clean title, the car may have in fact already been totaled but they decided to not file a claim and instead fixed it themselves at a cheaper cost and passed the car (and clean title) on to you. Meanwhile, the insurance company might have totaled the car and reported it as such. Or, the car was totaled in another state, moved to your state (a process called titled washing) and got a clean title for the short term, long enough to resell the car with a "clean title" even though it was totaled. When you renew your registration the title will come up salvage. Did you run a Carfax on this car prior to purchase?
You need to have it changed as soon as the deal is final, and all the paperwork is done. Don't drive anywhere without contacting your insurance company.
No. You will only get "insurance" from an insurance company.