Can I Get A Free Rental Car After An Auto Accident?
How to get a rental car from an insurance claim following an auto accident:
If your car was damaged by another driver, though no fault of your own, you may be entitled to rental car coverage from the other person's insurance provider while your car is being repaired.
Make sure you get the other driver's contact and insurance information and call their insurance company directly to file a claim. However, make sure you have already established that they have accepted liability before delving into conversation with the insurance adjuster!!
In a perfect world, the insurance company would have already concluded liability and provide a rental car asap. However, perfect world scenarios are hard to come by and delays often occur.
If you need a rental car immediately because of work or school, etc., then your best bet is to go through your own insurance company for a rental car and then have your insurance company seek reimbursement from the other driver's insurance company. If this is the route you need to take, make sure you rent a car that is of the same type and value as your own and keep a record of all transactions to give to the insurance adjuster that you are working with.
Please keep in mind that this information is for when you are not at fault in an auto collision. If your car was damaged because you were at-fault or due to a non-collision event, your rental car fees will only be covered if you have that option in your insurance policy.
All rental car coverage comes with daily limits and claim limits. Therefore, we recommend that you initiate your rental or replacement as soon as possible.
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