Yes, you can get a rental car after an accident in Connecticut. The at-fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for paying for the rental car, up to the limits of their liability coverage. If you have collision coverage on your own insurance policy, you may also be able to use that coverage to pay for a rental car.
To get a rental car after an accident, you will need to contact the at-fault driver’s insurance company and file a claim. The insurance company will send an adjuster to your location to assess the damage to your car. Once the adjuster has completed their assessment, they will determine whether the at-fault driver’s insurance policy will cover the cost of a rental car.
If the at-fault driver’s insurance policy does cover the cost of a rental car, the insurance company will contact a rental car company and arrange for you to rent a car. The insurance company will pay for the rental car directly to the rental car company.
You will need to provide the insurance company with some basic information, such as your name, address, driver’s license number, and the date of the accident. You will also need to provide the insurance company with the VIN number of your car and the estimated value of the car.
The insurance company will typically authorize a rental car for a period of time that is equal to the amount of time it takes to repair your car. However, the insurance company may authorize a longer rental period if you need the car for medical appointments or other essential activities.
If you have any questions about getting a rental car after an accident in Connecticut, please contact our office, and we will be happy to explain your options.