If the rental car’s bodywork gets damaged during your rental, your Collision Damage Waiver will cover it. It won’t cover damage to other parts of the car, though, and you’ll have to put some money towards the cost. The bit that you pay is called the excess, and it’s usually between £500 (about €600) and £3,000 (about €3,500). Most of the time, they’ll just take this out of the deposit you left when you picked the car up.
What if I need a rental after auto accident?
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The types of insurance rental car companies offer include collision damage, liability insurance, personal accident insurance, and more. While this coverage may initially cost you out-of-pocket, it will likely help you in case your own insurance won’t cover damage or if the other driver is uninsured. Still, your credit card company may provide you with some layer of rental car insurance protection, but each policy is different and you will need to check with your individual carrier to learn more. If you aren’t sure what type of insurance coverage you have either through your own policy, a credit card company, or from the rental company itself, seek out the advice of an experienced lawyer.
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One of the most important things you should remember when you have been involved in a car accident is to speak to an accident lawyer as soon as possible. To protect your rights, you will need legal advice before you speak to the insurance company and provide a statement of the event. Insurance companies have become very aggressive in contacting victims of accidents quickly after the event. It is their belief that quick contact helps them settle cases faster and that this is beneficial to the victim. In reality, they try to push for a quick settlement before the victim even realizes all of the losses they have incurred or the severity of their injury. This is why it is imperative to speak to an accident attorney as soon as possible after the event to protect your rights. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident and is uninsured, make sure to learn the legal and financial risks for uninsured drivers.
The first step is to check your auto insurance policy, or contact GEICO to see what type of coverage for rental cars may already be included in your personal auto insurance. If you carry comprehensive and liability coverage on your personal car, coverage typically will extend to your rental car within the United States. If you’re renting a car in the U.S. of similar value to your personal car, in all likelihood the insurance coverage will be adequate for the rental. But if you’re off to a blowout beach weekend in a slick set of wheels like a Corvette Stingray and you’re leaving your 2008 Subaru Forester at home, the extra coverage offered by the rental company may be a good idea.