Make Sure The Insurance Company Provides You With A Rental Car!

If you have been involved in a car accident, you may feel like your world is turned upside down.  You most likely will have to contend with a number of issues including getting your car fixed, treating your personal injuries, missing time from work due to those injuries and having to coordinate transportation due to your lack of transportation.  

Under Florida law, if you have been in an accident, the insurance company for the person who caused the accident is responsible not only for repairing your car but also for providing you with a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired.  Loss of use damages are consequential damages that flow from the negligence of the person who caused your accident and those damages should be paid for by the insurance company for the person who caused your accident.  If you carry collision coverage on your own automobile policy you can process your property damage claim through your own insurance coverage but this action will be governed by the terms, conditions and exclusions of your insurance policy.  Your property damages most likely will be reduced  by your collision deductible and IF you have rental car reimbursement under your policy, it usually has a per day limitation which can be inadequate to properly compensate you.

If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered property damage to your vehicle, it is usually best to let the other party's insurance company pay for the repairs to your car and to provide you with a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired.  Contact Layman Law Firm, P.L. for a free consultation on these or any issues you may have arising out of your Brevard County motor vehicle accident.