What can I do if my truck was stolen and damaged but had pre-existing damage so now the insurance company is lowballing me?

Question Details: My truck was stolen and recovered but they drove it hard and messed up engine and there are some body damage as well but the insurance co has valued my truck at $7000 but they are deducting $2500 for pre-existing damaged that happened last year and they arnt even offering enough to pay off what I owe . They have claimed it as a total loss. Can I demand that it be repaired to pre existing condition?

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