Warwick, RI asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for Rhode Island

Q: hello i have lost an $2200 camera that i rented whats going to happen to me ?

3 Lawyer Answers

Thomas Briody

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: If you truly lost the item, then you have most likely not committed a crime. However, you are responsible for the loss, and you will have to reimburse the person who loaned you the camera. That means you are most likely going to have to pay the value of the camera back.

Timur Akpinar and Neville Bedford agree with this answer

Neville Bedford

Answered
  • East Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Check again where you last had it to make sure it can't be found.

Was there an agreement between you and the lender? If yes, that will control.

Then check with the lender, and your insurance company.

Perhaps they will accept a replacement that you buy.

Good luck to you.

Timur Akpinar agrees with this answer

Timur Akpinar

Answered
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: You could check with the rental company to see if they carried any type of insurance for such a loss. You could also report the loss to the police, so that if the camera ever turns up in the future, they could have a record of the rental company as the owner, which could justify return of any funds to you.

Tim Akpinar

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