I’m out of a car. I’ve no rental provision on in my policy. How do I get to work tomorrow?

by David Herman | March 13th, 2014

The insurance company for the at-fault driver is required to provide you with a rental vehicle for a reasonable amount of time following your accident. Your attorney should contact the at-fault driver’s insurance company to set you up with a rental car.

However, there are pitfalls to remember concerning rental car coverage. Many insurance companies are less than generous when determining how long they will allow you to drive a rental car on their dime. So, the best advice is to make arrangements for your own vehicle to be repaired or replaced promptly before the insurance company stops paying for the rental vehicle. Your attorney may be able to negotiate an extension on your rental vehicle, but this is never guaranteed.