If you have been in a wreck and you’re not laid up in the hospital, one of the first things that you’ll want to do is get your vehicle fixed or replaced. It’s amazing how limited we are without transportation. You can’t drive to the doctor, the drug store, or the grocery store, and bumming rides gets old pretty fast for you and for your friends and family. If your vehicle is totaled, you’ll want to get a fair price for it. If your vehicle needs to be repaired, then you’ll want to get it repaired by someone you trust as quickly as possible - and have that paid for by insurance.
The videos in this section of the North Carolina Online Guide to Motor Vehicle Accidents will discuss how to determine whether your vehicle has been totaled, and how to negotiate a fair value for it if it has. If your vehicle can be repaired, this chapter will also provide tips and guidance on getting it repaired, getting a loaner while it’s in the shop, and getting paid for depreciation, the loss in value of your vehicle even after it is repaired.