Damage to a prized vehicle can be extremely upsetting as well as a major inconvenience. The law provides that a negligent party must pay for the cost of repair of the vehicle of an innocent party. If the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds the fair market value of the vehicle, the wrongdoer is required to pay the fair market value of the vehicle taking into consideration the value of the vehicle immediately prior to the collision.. The innocent party is also entitled to be reimbursed for the cost of a rental vehicle while the vehicle is being repaired or for a reasonable period of time following the collision.
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