Rental Car Accident Claims

When you are involved in a rental car accident, first get medical help for yourself and the other occupants of the car. Exchange contact information with the other motorist involved in your accident. Call the rental car company, and inform the company about the accident. If there has been property damage, call the police. Police will arrive at the scene of the accident, and prepare a police report.

You can attempt to claim compensation from your own insurance company. Typically, rental car accident compensation is covered under the collision and comprehensive coverage policies in your insurance plan. If you have a collision and comprehensive coverage policy, then this will cover your expenses after you are involved in a rental car crash.

However, if you do not have this coverage in your existing policy, then your accident could prove more expensive for you. For instance, you may continue to owe the company rental even if you are no longer driving the car after the accident.

If you are having trouble recovering compensation after being involved in an accident while driving a rental car, talk to a car accident lawyer in Denver about protecting your rights. You don’t necessarily have to purchase additional rental car coverage at the time of renting the car to file a claim. Learn what your rights are by talking to a car accident lawyer in Denver.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.