Experiencing a car accident can be stressful enough without having to deal with rental vehicle hassles. Unfortunately, navigating the process of obtaining a rental car after an accident can be complicated, especially when dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. An attorney with Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP can help.

Our attorneys know how to deal with insurance companies, and we’ll fight to help you get your rental car and all the other compensation you deserve. The following is a look at how to get a rental and how our lawyers can help if the at-fault driver’s insurer proves troublesome.

The Process

First, you must contact your insurance company to report the accident and check your policy to see if you have rental coverage. If you do, your insurance company may provide compensation for a rental car while your vehicle is in the shop.

It’s not cheap to rent a car, of course. It can cost anywhere from $480-$700 per week on average. You definitely don’t want to pay out of pocket for a car because of a wreck that wasn’t your fault. 

If you don’t have rental coverage or the at-fault driver’s insurance is responsible for covering your rental expenses, you’ll need to work directly with that insurer to arrange a rental car. Sometimes, the at-fault driver’s insurer may offer to provide a rental car directly or reimburse you for renting a vehicle.

Fighting an Uncooperative Insurance Company

However, dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company can be challenging, especially when they attempt to deny or delay your rental car claim. Insurers often try to minimize their payouts and may employ various tactics to avoid providing rental coverage, such as disputing liability or delaying claims.

In such situations, having a skilled car accident lawyer on your side can make all the difference. We can help defeat the insurer’s attempts to deny your rental claim and ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.

We can help by providing evidence to support your rental claim. This may include documentation of the accident, surveillance camera video, and any other relevant evidence demonstrating liability and the need for a rental car.

We can also negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you receive fair compensation for your rental expenses. We’ll challenge any unjustified denials or delays in the claims process and push for a swift resolution that allows you to get back on the road as soon as possible.

If the insurance company continues to deny your rental claim despite the evidence supporting your case, we can pursue legal action if necessary. This action may involve filing a lawsuit against the insurer to seek compensation for your rental expenses and other damages resulting from the accident.

Our Houston Car Accident Lawyers are Standing By to Help

If you’re struggling to get a rental car after an accident, don’t hesitate to speak with an Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP attorney who will fight for your rights and best interests. Use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

Author Photo

C.J. Baker represents victims with serious injuries and has won millions of dollars for victims of 18-wheeler crashes, oilfield equipment failures, offshore platform explosions, and defective medical devices. C.J. graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2016. He was an editor of the Texas Tech Law Review and a top national trial and moot-court advocate.

Frequently Asked Questions