Saint Maries, ID asked in Car Accidents for Idaho

Q: In the state of Idaho if I get rear ended, the other party is at fault, it totals my car, does their ins pay for rental

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Patrick E. Mahoney

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: If you have insurance, your coverage may pay for a rental car. You may ultimately be able to claim rental car expenses as damages in a claim made against the other side. Consult counsel in your area.

Peter N. Munsing

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: First, contact a member of the Idaho Assn for Justice like Mr. Mahoney--they give free consults.You--or they if you decide their representation is appropriate--can ask for a "direct billing." Otherwise, you rent and they reimburse (unless you have car rental on your policy). You only get reimbursed at a base rate unless you can show a need for a different vehicle, which happens rarely (I represented a champion bass fisherman who needed a certain capacity truck--that kind of rarely).

Good luck!

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