After an auto 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. In most instances, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will pay for your rental car. The problem in South Carolina is that they often provide a rental for only 5 to 10 days. As you probably know by now, it may take more time than that to fix the property damage or to purchase a new vehicle after an accident.
Options to Get a Rental Car After a Car Wreck in South Carolina
When delays occur you have a couple of options. First, you can ask the Defendant's insurance company to extend your rental. Second, you may contact your own insurance carrier and ask if your rental coverage applies in this situation. Either way, there may be a small rental fee for items such as insurance on the rental car, but the amount you pay is greatly offset by the money you save from going to work or taking care of other duties.
South Carolina Car Accident Laws Are Designed to Protect You
South Carolina auto accident law is designed to protect you if you were in a car wreck that wasn't your fault. Ensuring you have a rental vehicle is just one of those protections. If you have questions about any aspect of your case, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help guide you to justice. Call me today at (803) 790-2800, or you can reach out to my firm by using the live chat box below.