One of the first questions people have after a car accident is how they get a rental car and who pays for it. Car accidents often leave the innocent person without a drivable vehicle, an essential part of daily life for most people in the Austin area. This is especially true after they have been hurt or injured in a car accident, as they now need a way to get to the medical treatment they need. A rental car is often the only means by which people can continue to get to the places needed, while they wait for their vehicle to be repaired or replaced. Understandably, people often presume that the insurance company for the other driver, the one that caused the crash, will provide them a rental car and do so right away. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Sometimes the other driver’s insurance company does not admit their driver was at fault for some time. If so, the innocent driver must turn to their own insurance or pay for the rental car out of their own pocket and wait to be reimbursed later.
Below, please find additional details on how to obtain a rental car after a car accident. Or, if you prefer, please feel free to contact Sandoval & James to speak with one of our injury attorneys regarding getting you into a rental car as soon as possible. Consultations are completely free.