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Auto Accident FAQs
Florida is a popular vacation destination for people all over the world. Because there a such a high volume of tourists in Florida throughout the year, the chances of being involved in an accident involving a rental car is much higher.
With that in mind, there are several things to take into consideration when you’re hit by someone driving a rental car.
What does rental insurance cover?
Although car rental agencies offer insurance for drivers, many drivers decline it. According to Florida law, drivers that accept rental insurance from rental companies are only liable for up to $10,000 of injury and damage expenses.
Moreover, the only time rental coverage is awarded at a higher amount is if the renter purchases extra coverage. Therefore, rental car insurance is considered a secondary source of compensation.
What is the primary source of compensation?
The driver’s insurance coverage is the primary source of compensation for both your injuries and the damages sustained to your vehicle. If you are involved in an accident with a rental car, it’s a good idea to receive the primary insurance information from the driver, as well as any additional rental insurance information that may be available.
If the driver does not have the insurance information available, you must get the driver’s full name, address, phone number, and driver’s license number. Likewise, we advise you to call 911 and have a police officer include all pertinent contact information in the police report.
Rental Car Accident
Accidents involving rental cars can be much more complicated than standard accidents. Getting as much information from the other driver and acting rapidly is crucial when it comes to determining the amount of coverage that the rental driver has available. Also, please keep in mind that it’s helpful to get your questions answered before the renter leaves the state.
Rental Car Accident Attorney
If you’ve been involved in an accident involving a rental car, call Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys at 1-800-257-1822 for a free consultation to determine your compensation options.
Our highly skilled investigators work quickly to gather information to determine who is responsible and what coverage is available. You owe nothing unless we win your case. Call us today so we can get started.