Who is Responsible for Providing Me a Rental Vehicle, and For How Long?
There are many areas of your life that you simply can’t put on hold
after a major accident, and getting a rental car is crucial for many accident
victims. The at-fault driver’s insurance company will be responsible
for paying for the rental car, but will only do so if they accept liability.
If they deny liability, you may have to pay out of pocket to get a rental
car, if you do not pay for rental coverage as part of your insurance.
If your car was totaled, you should be entitled to a rental car until you
receive payment for your vehicle. Most insurance companies will make you
an offer quickly, which may limit your time with the rental car to just
2-3 days. If your car was damaged, but was not totaled, you have the right
to a rental car until your car has been repaired.