You certainly would have a diminished value claim. Consult a local attorney to investigate.
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You're entitled to the loss in value to your vehicle after the repair, commonly referred to as diminished value. Dimimnished value is just one component of your property damage claim. Make sure your towing charge, stirage fees, and loss of use-rental was also paid for. Hired an independent appraiser to appraise the diminished value. Make the proper demand pursuant to OCGA 33-4-7.
You are entitled to the diminished value which you should have determined by an independent appraiser hired by you, not by the insurance co. If you want a "brand new" car you will have to purchase another one. Hopefully, you have not lost your diminished value claim by signing a release. Good luck.
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