One of the most frustrating aspects of getting involved in a car accident is being unable to drive while the claim is being resolved. Having a rental automobile makes it easier to visit the doctor, go to work, care for children, and perform other routine tasks. Many people are unaware that they are entitled to a free rental car following an accident.
Continue reading to discover more about this possibility, and then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation at 800-333-0000.
Your insurance policy may include rental coverage
If you have rental coverage, your insurance provider should be able to assist you with renting a vehicle within a day or two of filing a claim. If you’re unsure whether you have this coverage, contact your insurance carrier and inquire. After an accident, you cannot just add coverage and have it covered immediately away.
If the collision was caused by someone else, you might be able to get a rental car
If you were involved in an accident caused by someone else, their insurance company should be handling the rental car arrangements. You should receive it within a few days if the insurance company agrees that their insured was at fault for the accident. If they contest fault, though, it might take a week or longer.
Options are available to the insurance firm
Although the at-fault party’s insurance company is not compelled to provide you with a rental car, they must do one of the following: pay for the rental automobile so you don’t have any out-of-pocket costs, make you pay for the rental car in advance and then reimburse you afterwards, or as part of your settlement, you must pay a “loss per day” figure. You can then use the funds to rent a car or spend them as you like.
Although every company is different, it is usually a good idea to inquire about rental car coverage following an accident.
Allow an attorney to handle the difficult negotiations on your behalf
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, whether it was a minor or serious injury, it’s probably worth your time to speak with a personal injury attorney. We can assist you in moving on following your injury at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker.
So you don’t have to, our skilled staff can deal directly with the insurance carrier. We can gather evidence as needed, present expert witnesses to testify on your behalf, and make sure you receive the medical attention you require. For a free legal consultation, call 800-333-0000 right now.