Who pays for the rental car after a car accident in South Carolina?

| Oct 22, 2015 | Auto Accidents


After an car accident, one of your first concerns will be getting a rental car so you can get back and forth from work or take care of other responsibilities. If the other driver’s car insurance immediately accepts responsibility for the accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will pay for your rental car. Typically, the rental car is only paid for a few days or until they pay you for the damage to your vehicle. As you probably know by now, it may take more time than that to fix the property damage or to purchase a new vehicle.

If your need for a rental car goes beyond what is initially provided, you have a couple of options. First, you can ask the at fault driver’s insurance company to extend your the time for your rental car. Second, you may contact your own insurance carrier and ask if your rental coverage applies in this situation. In any case, there may be small expenses that you have to pay for out of pocket, but the amount you pay is greatly offset by the money you save from going to work and taking care of other duties.

If the insurance company fails to make a decision right after the accident, the at-fault driver is either denying responsibility or is withholding a decision. This will complicate you getting a rental car. You should contact your own insurance company to see if you can receive a rental car be provided by your own insurance company.

If you have questions about your car accident or any other questions about your legal rights, please contact Venus Poe today at 864-963-0310 or click here to fill out an online case evaluation form. We have offices in Greenville, South Carolina and Fountain Inn, South Carolina to better serve you. There is no obligation or charge for our initial consultation to see if we can help you with your car accident claim.