If you’re renting a car for your travels this holiday season, you may have asked yourself: what happens if I get in an accident in a rental car? In Massachusetts, the process of a personal injury claim when driving a rental car, is similar to that of a claim in a personally owned vehicle. However, there are a few minor differences, of which you should be aware.
If you are involved in an accident in the state of Massachusetts, whether or not you are at fault, you are entitled to Personal Injury Protection to assist in covering the cost of your medical expenses. In a personally owned vehicle, this will be covered by your insurance company. However, if you are in an accident in a rental vehicle, the rental company’s insurance will be responsible for covering your personal injury protection costs. Typically, most large rental companies are self-insured. If an accident occurs, after receiving proper medical, and police attention, you should call the rental company and report the accident. The most important thing you will need is the name of their insurance provider and the claim information. If you are injured in an accident, contact Briones Law Group, we can use our expertise to guide you through this process and earn you a settlement.