Do I have legal rights after an accident while driving a rental car?
Just because you got into an accident while in a rental car doesn’t mean you don’t have any legal rights. You probably have coverage that you might not even be aware of, such as:
- Rental car coverage. You may have added some extra amount of insurance when you rented a car. Check your rental contract or call the rental car company to see what is and isn’t covered.
- Car insurance. If you have car insurance, you more than likely have some type of coverage in the event you have an accident while you are driving a rental car. Check your policy for such coverage.
- Credit card. If you made your rental car reservation on a credit card, the credit card might offer some protection.
After pursuing these options, you may still owe deductibles and other miscellaneous amounts. However, if another driver was at fault, you shouldn’t be on the hook for any out-of-pocket expenses. You may need to pursue a legal claim in order to collect the damages you are due.
To learn more about your rights, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with an experienced South Florida accident attorney in a free consultation.