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In addition to any injuries you might have sustained in a car accident, your car will also take damage. One possible result of that is a “totaled” car, also known as a total loss.

The injury attorneys at Thompson Law Firm in Phoenix have significant experience in helping clients who have experienced injuries in a car accident that also resulted in a totaled car.  Our offices are conveniently located in ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more about totaled car accidents.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people.

What Does It Mean to Have a Totaled Car?

Many people throw this term around, but may not know exactly what it means.  Some people may think that a car is “totaled” only if the car is crumpled beyond recognition. However, a car is considered to be totaled when the cost of the repairs exceeds the total cost of the car. This can, of course, happen if the car is destroyed. But, it can also happen with more minor damage particularly if your car is older.  

What Happens When Your Car is Totaled?

If you’re involved in a car accident and you think your car is totaled, there are a few steps you need to take. First, contact your insurance company to find out their valuation of the car as well as to conduct an inspection. Then, contact a mechanic to determine the price of repairs. You may need to get in touch with a personal injury attorney to pursue a claim if the accident was not your fault.  

Do You Still Pay Insurance on a Totaled Car?

You do not have to pay insurance on a totaled car because the car is not drivable. However, if you have financed or leased your car, you should still be making those payments in order to keep your credit score in good standing. Be sure to save any receipts or invoices you may receive.  

What Are My Rights if My Car is Totaled?

If the insurance company says that your car is totaled, they will likely only give you a check for the market value of the car on the day it was totaled. That means that if you still owe money on your car, you can be stuck paying for a car you no longer have. Additionally, your insurance company will likely take the body of the car in order to recoup some of their loss.  

Phoenix Junkyards Near You

If your insurance company does not want to take your car, here is a list of some junkyards where you can sell your totaled car.  

Complete Auto Recyclers 

Altra Collision Center 

Davis Metal and Salvage 

Client Reviews

I have been a client of Thompson Law firm since 2007; after my first car accident here in Arizona. I sought legal help because of the major damage to my car and my injuries. Thompson Law was a recommended referral though my employee assistance program. I scheduled my appointment with Christy to discuss my case; she immediately jumped to action; ensuring I received all the medical attention needed and when it was time to settle, she fought for a more than fair settlement.

When I was again rear-ended, about 3-years later, I did not hesitate to call Thompson Law firm.
The level of concern, compassion and professionalism are well above industry standard.
I cannot thank Thompson Law Firm enough for ALL the help they have given me. I will forever be a client!
– Crystal Scantlin

I don’t have any experience with lawyers and such, but overall I had a good experience with them! I was rear ended and my vehicle was totaled back in September, so I called them because they were recommended by a friend. Once we moved into negotiations everything went by pretty quickly. I received letters as well as follow up phone calls and such.

We worked closely with Ariana in the beginning who was super sweet and then we worked with Shane who was extremely professional and explained everything to me very thoroughly and had no problem answering my dumb questions.
– Dakota Dyche

I am so thankful for this law firm. I got into an accident with 2 other cars and was sued, even though it was determined that the accident was not my fault. The person who’s fault it was came after me anyway! The front of my car was completely smashed in and they only walked away with a small bumper dent. I lost a whole car that I had just got!

Thompson Law Firm made me feel welcome and heard. They also helped me win the case! I highly recommend them, you can tell that they love what they do because they give it their all.
– Britteny Bailey

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At the Thompson Law Firm, we have more than 10 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including those from totaled car accidents. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office.

If you have been in a totaled car accident, contact Thompson Law Firm in Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in the greater Phoenix area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.

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