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As the at-fault driver who has to pay, can I keep the other party's car if it was deemed a total loss?

Question Details: About 3 months ago when I was a parking, I hit a car from the side. I didn't have insurance but I stayed until the owner came back, actually it was the owner's niece. No one was involved and no one got hurt; the car was just parked. I waited until her niece came back and exchanged information. Days after, the owners told me to just pay them the deductible and that was it. We did a written agreement with their signatures stating that I was only responsible for the deductible. Now their insurer is seeking payment of $3,500. They took it to subrogation so I can pay their total loss. I heard when there's a total loss you can get to keep the car if your paying for the loss. Is that true?

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