07 May Why Am I Not Getting A Rental Car After A Car Accident?￼
Car accidents are incredibly inconvenient from the start. Injuries aside, and not to downplay those in any way, but how are you supposed to get around? Clients often ask, “Why Am I Not Getting A Rental Car After A Car Accident?” There can be a variety of reasons, and I plan to discuss three of the most common. Having a vehicle to get around after an accident is so important. Traveling to work, treatment, and to handle basic parts of life often requires transportation. Ride sharing options such as Uber and Lyft can get expensive quickly. If you are having difficulties obtaining a rental car after an accident, contact me at anytime and let me see what I can do to remedy the situation.
Common Reasons You Have Not Gotten A Rental Car
As I said above, there could be multiple reasons why you may not be getting a rental car after a car accident. Insurance companies do have their requirements that they have to address before issuing one. However, if we know the common reasons beforehand to address, then you may be able to get a rental car that much quicker. Therefore, here some three of the most common reasons:
There Is Not Enough Property Damage Coverage
In the State of Florida, an individual only has to carry $10,000.00 in property damage coverage. That means if you have an expensive vehicle with significant damage, the at-fault carrier may not give you a rental car because your vehicle will exceed their policy limits. Also, if there are multiple vehicles involved, they may hold off as well.
You Do Not Have Rental Car Coverage
Whether the reason above is at issue or not, the only way your insurance will give you a rental car is if you have rental car coverage. I would recommend having at least $1000.00 in rental car coverage. If you can afford more coverage, be sure to purchase it as supply chain issues as of writing this article are causing significant delays.
Liability Is At Question
Some accidents are not clear cut from the beginning. The at-fault may say one thing while you may say another. The insurance companies may request the crash report, pictures, statements, and other evidence in order to determine liability. It takes time to process that information. Therefore, it is important to have an experienced and prudent car accident attorney that is going to provide that information as quickly as possible.
Rental Car Solutions
There are a few things I have mentioned above that I wanted to make clear in order for you to prevent delays when it comes to getting a rental car after a car accident.
1. Get rental car coverage on your own policy
2. Take pictures and gather as much evidence as possible so liability can be determined quickly
3. If there are significant delays, contact a car accident attorney that is willing to help you with your property damage
EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
You need someone that is going to stand up for you when it comes to property damage. I understand that the process after getting into a car accident can be difficult and stressful. You likely have questions and few answers as to the next steps to take. Allow me to be there for you from the beginning. I offer a FREE no-obligation consultation where we can discuss your claim. I will review your accident claim with you personally at one of the office locations in Tampa, Zephyrhills, Saint Petersburg, Brandon, Clearwater, Plant City or Sun City Center. Cannot make it to me? I will come to wherever is convenient to you at NO charge. You deserve to be compensated and I want to get justice for you!
Contact Car Accident Attorney Kevin L. Sullivan II TODAY at (813) 598-4868 for a FREE no-obligation consultation. I look forward to assisting you with your claim!