Marsalisi Law

When you get into a car collision due to a negligent driver, you may have many immediate concerns, like treating injuries; however, the accessibility to transportation is also essential if your car was totaled or in need of repair.  Fortunately, in instances where a negligent driver’s actions directly caused economic losses, their car insurance company will cover or reimburse your rental car.

Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi of Marsalisi Law understands that financial, physical, and emotional losses may take a toll after an accident.  The last thing you should worry about is paying for costly car repairs.  We provide compassionate and personal legal services, tirelessly fighting for the fair and just monetary compensation you deserve throughout the claims process.  We have a successful track record advocating for victims affected by negligence and have secured millions in settlements and verdicts to help with the economic and non-economic consequences of a collision.

Responsibility for Rental Car Payment After an Accident Caused by a Negligent Driver

When a negligent driver causes your car accident, it is the responsibility of their insurance company to cover the costs of a rental car or offer reimbursement.  To begin the process, you must first notify the insurance company of the incident, and you may require a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired or while you shop for a new one.  If approved, they will cover the entirety of the cost of the rental.

It’s also essential to note that the insurance company may not cover the cost of certain types of vehicles, as they typically try to pay for a rental equivalent to the value of the car being repaired.

Comparative Negligence in Florida Car Accident Claims

Sometimes car accidents are not entirely one individual’s fault. Florida observes a pure comparative fault rule, which calculates the monetary value of the victim’s damages, and the percentage of fault of each party.  The compensation award is decreased by a percentage to the share of fault based on the evidence obtained from the accident.  This may affect your ability to acquire a rental car from the other party’s insurance company.

With the help of a skilled Florida lawyer at Marsalisi Law, we may determine liability by conducting an extensive investigation into your accident and obtaining the necessary evidence to bolster your chances of success and eligibility to receive a rental car or reimbursement.  This may entail analyzing video or photo surveillance from the scene of the accident, retaining accident reconstructionists, or examining medical records from injuries sustained in the accident.

What To Do If Liability is Disputed After a Car Accident

In some instances, liability in a car accident is disputed, and it may take longer to receive a rental car from the liable party’s insurance company.  For example, after filing a Florida car accident claim and asking for a rental, insurance companies are notorious for finding any small opportunity to deny your claim.  If the insurance company disputes liability, your claim may be denied and your right to monetary compensation for a rental car.

Working with a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in St. Petersburg at Marsalisi Law may help you understand your best legal options when liability is denied by the other driver.  We are well-versed in navigating obstacles and challenges in the way of lawful monetary compensation in accidents caused by negligence and fight fiercely on your behalf through the entire process.

Speak with an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer at Marsalisi Law

Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi of Marsalisi Law understands the many worries that may come with a car accident caused by a negligent driver.  You may need transportation for work, school, and other life events.  You should not have to bear the financial burden of covering a rental car if the accident was caused by someone’s lack of duty of care.

We can help by tirelessly advocating on your behalf for the monetary compensation you deserve, especially your right to a rental car.  With millions recovered for thousands of car accident victims, we know how to navigate the challenges and obstacles that may arise in a Florida car accident claim.  Schedule a free consultation today by calling (727) 800-5052 or filling out our contact form; we are fluent in both English and Spanish.

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