In can be hard after an accident to get around if your car is in the shop in Orlando, FL.
Renting a car may be an out-of-pocket expense, but you do have options to recover that expense if you lose your primary vehicle because of the required repairs. If another driver is at fault for your accident, you may be able to file a claim to recover economic damages, such as car rental fees.
In addition, if you decided to add rental reimbursement coverage to your car insurance policy, you can be reimbursed car rental fees up to a specified limit.
Basic car insurance coverage is intended to cover some economic damages, but only to your policy limits. If you have damages above and beyond that limit, you may be able to pursue a claim against the other driver’s insurer.
We understand car accidents are frustrating and inconvenient, especially when you have to keep living your life. Recovering financially after an accident is possible if someone else’s negligence has cost you money.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 747-3733
Other Damages You May Recover After a Car Accident
If you or a family member have suffered injuries in a collision, the economic and non-economic damages you may be able to recover are:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle damage
- Towing expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Non-economic damages are different than economic damages in that there is no calculable monetary value attached to them. The overall value of non-economic damages all depends on your unique circumstance and the extent of the loss you have experienced.
Every situation is different when it comes to car accidents, so it is best to speak to a car accident lawyer to better understand the damages you may have the right to recover after a car accident.
Car Insurance Laws in Florida
Under FL § 768.81, Florida is a “no-fault” car insurance state. This means that generally, your own insurer will pay for a percentage of your medical bills and lost wages following an accident regardless of who is at fault.
Rental reimbursement coverage is not required to purchase, but it is an inexpensive way to ensure you can have rental costs covered, again, regardless of who is liable for the accident.
In a “no-fault” state, it can be difficult to file claims outside of your own insurance policy. However, if you are seriously injured or a family member passed away because of the accident, you may be able to bring a tort claim against the at-fault driver.
A Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
When you have suffered damages in a car accident, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help by:
- Offering a free, no-obligation consultation to evaluate your claim
- Providing 24/7 support
- Determining who is at-fault for the accident
- Ensuring your claim is submitted properly, so there is no unnecessary delay
- Collecting necessary evidence to support your claim
- Contacting and negotiating with the insurance companies on your behalf
- Advocate for you during the trial if necessary
If you experienced an accident and you are having to find other ways to get around if your car is in the shop in Orlando, FL, you likely want to pursue justice from the parties whose actions led to this situation. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free evaluation of your claim.