Generally, when you rent a car or truck, you are out of town either on a business trip or a vacation, which means you’re dealing with a lot, including securing a hotel, finding your way around a new area and going to work meetings or taking part in vacation activities. With so much going on, the last thing you may be thinking about is what to do if you’re in a rental car accident. However, if you do find yourself in that situation, knowing what to do and what not to do if you’re in a rental car crash can make or break your trip. In addition, how you handle the aftermath of a rental car wreck can have a long-lasting impact on your and your family’s future for years to come.
Tips for What You Should Do If You’re in a Rental Car Accident
Following a rental car accident, here is what you should do:
- Make sure everyone involved in the wreck is okay and seek immediate medical attention for anyone who is injured.
- Call the rental car company to report the accident. Follow their directions as to how to proceed.
- You should also call your own insurance company and inform them about the crash.
- If you did not purchase additional insurance from the rental car company, then if your car insurance provides coverage for rental car accidents, follow their directions as to how to proceed.
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