The insurance provider owes you the fair market value of your vehicle before the accident in your local area. The fair market value is defined as what a willing buyer would have paid a willing seller for your vehicle in an open market. You can determine this amount by using dealer quotes and/or newspaper advertisements. In addition, you can also rely upon other auto sales publications, as long as the vehicle being sold is comparable to yours in mileage, condition, options, etc.
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