RENTAL CARS AND REIMBURSEMENT

 

If your vehicle was damaged to the point that it is not drivable, you will need some way to get around. You will need a vehicle so that you can get to work and to other obligations that you have while your car is in the shop. It could take weeks to repair the damage to your car, and while you wait, you will need a way to get around. The good news is that Connecticut law provides that the responsible party will pay for loss of use, or a rental. So, in most instances, you will be entitled to a rental vehicle. We can help you get into a rental, and work with the other insurance company to make sure that they pay for it. Here, you can find more information about getting a rental car. You can also learn about getting reimbursed for the damage to your car.

Who Should Pay?

You might want to rent a car if yours was damaged in a car accident. If you were not responsible for the damage to your vehicle, you should not have to pay for the rental car. If you want to rent a car, pick out a car that is similar in value to your own vehicle. This is one way to reduce the likelihood of the insurance company denying to pay for the rental car.

When The At Fault Party Pays

The best case scenario would be that the at-fault party’s insurance company is willing to pay for your rental car. They should pay while your vehicle is in the shop. If the insurance company immediately accepts liability for the accident, they should be willing to pay for the rental car. In this case, you should not have to worry about the damages to your vehicle.

Other Options

If the at-fault party’s insurance company doesn’t make an immediate decision about who is at fault, they might not pay for the rental car. If this happens, you can try to get your insurance company to pay for the rental car. You might have rental coverage through your own insurance policy. If this is the case, your insurance company can pay for your rental car. Then, your insurance company will be in touch with the other driver’s insurance company. They will try to get compensation for the cost of the rental car.

The at-fault party might withhold their decision about liability. Or, they might claim that they are not liable. If your insurance company won’t pay for a rental vehicle during this time, you will have to pay for it yourself. Down the road, if the other party is found to be at-fault, they will be responsible for paying for your rental vehicle. But, initially, you will have to pay for this car.

Getting another party to pay for your rental vehicle can be a complicated process. If you are having trouble with this experience, a lawyer might be able to help. Contact our office to see what we can do for you today.