Each year, there are thousands of motor vehicle accidents that occur on the nation’s roadways. Typically, with the exception of a few good Samaritans, other motorists drive by, squirming at the sight of damage. If you have been involved in an accident or incident and were fortunate enough to avoid serious personal injury, you too know that life quickly goes on. Unfortunately, when presented with misfortune, those involved cannot place a hold on their everyday responsibilities. Instead, these individuals must still go to work, get groceries, pick their children up from school, and so forth. Many rely on their vehicle as their main source of transportation. However, obtaining a rental car at no cost to you is often tricky. If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact Colombo Law today to determine your rights to relief.
How to Obtain a Rental Car at No Cost
Generally, the insurance company that insures the at-fault driver should pay the costs of obtaining a rental car. When insurance companies admit fault after an accident, they typically cover the costs of a rental until the vehicle is repaired or until they issue a payment, which represents the value of the vehicle. While this does not always occur, it is often the best route to initially pursue.
When an insurance company does not immediately accept fault for an accident, victims often obtain a rental car through their own insurance company. Typically, your insurance company will only cover the costs of a rental if your policy has rental insurance coverage. Going through your own insurance company is often the easiest route to pursue if there is a dispute over who is at fault or the at-fault party’s insurance company is simply not acting quickly enough.
Reimbursement for Rental Car
In the event that you do not have rental insurance and the at-fault party’s insurance company will not initially pay for a rental, your only option may be to obtain a low-cost rental. If you obtain a rental and pay the costs out-of-pocket, you may seek relief for the total costs of the rental when you file a personal injury claim or through your insurance company if the policy has rental reimbursement. Our attorneys often suggest this when there are no other avenues available because reimbursement always takes longer than any other method.
Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at Colombo Law Today
Obtaining a rental car is just one of many areas of concern after an accident. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident, you need an experienced lawyer. Our personal injury attorneys can get you the relief you need. The Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county.