I Have Been In A Car Wreck- So Do I Get A Rental Car?
This is often times one of the first questions an attorney hears from a client that has lost their vehicle in an auto accident. Most people just assume that they will get a rental car, that the rental will be the equivalent to the vehicle they have lost, and they will get the rental for as long as they need. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not quite see things this way.
The first thing you have to understand is that you are NOTnecessarily entitled to a rental- even if the wreck was not your fault. In order to get a rental the at-fault driver must carry rental coverage on their insurance policy. If the at-fault driver does not have this additional coverage then you can look at your own policy to see if you can obtain a rental from your insurance company. If neither policies allow for rental coverage then you most likely will just be out of luck on the rental.
Most people think “How can that be? That is not right? How can the insurance company do that?” Well they can and they do. Denying a rental car is just one of the many things that the insurance company will do to make sure that you get as little as possible in compensation for the negligence of their insured. If there is rental coverage you can get a vehicle but guess who is going to pay the daily insurance fee? Here is a hint, it will not be the insurance company. Most policies only allow for the rental for a set number of days. Guess who
If you have been in a car, motorcycle, big truck, or other type of accident then allow John Mixon and Associates to be “Your Accident Attorneys” today. Call us at 706-724-9999 or 1-800-727-1234. You need someone on your side that is going to look out for you because the insurance company is going to be looking out for themselves.