Phoenix Property Damage: Rental Car Compensation

Video Transcript

Man: Do I need an accident attorney for my accident case or can I save the money? Greg Lyon has practiced personal injury and wrongful death law in Arizona for over 40 years. He has handled thousands of cases exclusively representing Arizona accident victims. He does not represent insurance companies.

Greg: Hello, my name is Greg Lyon. I am a Phoenix attorney that’s practiced in this field over 40 years. The purpose of these videos is to answer the question, do I need an attorney to handle my car accident case, or can I do it myself and save some money? I will give you much the same advice and information I provide my clients during the course of handling their personal injury cases.

Today’s topic is rental cars. If your car’s been disabled in an accident that was not your fault, there are four ways to approach compensation for the loss of use of your vehicle. First, if your policy has rental coverage, use it. Second, the at fault insurance company agrees to pay for a rental car. Third, you rent a car on your own and seek reimbursement later in the case. And finally, in the case where you have no rental coverage, the insurance company will not authorize a car and you don’t have the funds to rent a car on your own, the remedy is a claim for loss of use. For each day you are without transportation, you receive compensation for the per day rental value of your car. This claim is part of the property damage claim and will be adversely affected should you sign a release. As always, do not sign a release until it has been reviewed by an accident attorney so you can be certain you are receiving all that you should. We are happy to help you if you have any questions. Call 602-535-1900 or visit our website at hirschandlyonaccidentlaw.com.

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