Rental Car Accidents
Every year, Americans rent millions of cars from rental services across the country. Sadly, many of these drivers end up in accidents in their rentals. What does a driver do after wrecking a rental car?
For the answer to this question and more, contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Insuring Your Rental
Rental car drivers have the option to insure their rental vehicles before taking the road. In many cases, drivers’ auto insurance for their own vehicles may include policies for rental cars. In other cases, drivers may need to purchase a collision damage waiver from the rental company.
Fault and Compensation
When a rental car driver is at fault in an accident, what happens next relies upon what method he or she used to insure the rental. If the driver used his or her own insurance, then he or she will be liable for the insurance deductible, and the insurance company will cover the rest of the rental’s damage.
If the driver had a collision damage waiver, then he or she is not responsible for repairs to the rental vehicle.
These policies only apply if the rental car driver is the at-fault driver in an accident. If another driver is at fault, his or her insurance will be responsible for paying the rental company for its rental car.
Rental car drivers may still be liable for the damage and injuries they inflict on other drivers. If you or someone you love was involved in a rental car accident, contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.