What to do after an accident in a rented vehicle
What to do after an accident in a rented vehicle, if you end up in an accident in a rented car, the first steps to take afterward remain the same. Stay on the scene, check for injuries, call the police and seek medical attention. However, the insurance process will look different. You must notify both your insurance company and the leasing company after a collision. You have separate agreements with both companies that require you to report any accidents as soon as possible. Follow the steps each company gives you for how to proceed. But be warned, did you know that an insurance claim adjuster can actually damage your case? Read more here. To get the complete guide on how to win your car accident, add your email below and we will send it to you for free.
usually, you take the rented vehicle to a store for an evaluation and appreciation of repairs. Your insurance company – or the insurance company for the – fault driver – then pays the cost of repairs or replacement of vehicles. However, you will still be liable to the leasing company for any remaining payments you have under the leasing agreement. GAP coverage will take care of this payment if you have this type of insurance.
what if I’m in an accident in a rented car that was not my fault
If you have been involved in a car accident, in your rented car, which was caused by a negligent driver, you can still collect compensation. As with all car damage cases, you can claim the following:
- Medical coverage: Reimbursement can cover up to 100% of your crash-related medical bills and healthcare costs, including future medical bills for ongoing or permanent disability.
- Lost wages: You can receive compensation for financial loss or loss of work when you are out due to illness or injury from your accident.
- Pain and suffering, including loss of life: Nevada courts will assess your physical pain and suffering – including emotional distress and mental anxiety – related to your accident and place a monetary amount on it.
- Property damage: you are entitled to recover damages in the amount that covers the cost of repairing or replacing the vehicle or property.
- damages: If the defendant acted in a negligent, harmful or intentional manner, the courts could award punitive damages that include imprisonment or community service.
Hire a lawyer for a rented car accident
There are many pitfalls that an accident victim can fall into when trying to navigate a car accident in a rented vehicle. One of our car accident attorneys at Cogburn Law can successfully and smoothly guide you through the entire process and help you negotiate your insurance claim. Feel free to call us at (702) 748-7777 for a free consultation. We work on a no-win-no-fee basis so you risk nothing with us.