Bronx, NY asked in Car Accidents for Massachusetts

Q: Is other vehicle's insurance responsible for car rental if they accepted fault for accident?

I am a full time ride-share driver hit by a car and their insurance accepted fault. How can I be compensated for lost wages and are they responsible for paying upfront for a rental while vehicle is being repaired?

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David Tapalian
David Tapalian
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Every situation is fact intensive and related to that particular circumstance. However, when an insurance company accepts fault for an accident, they should be providing a rental, if one is needed. This is particularly applicable if they are paying for the repair of the vehicle. The situation changes somewhat when it's a total loss of the property damage. In that situation the obligation of the at fault insurance company is to provide a rental for a much shorter period of time; normally reasonably around the time when you receive the total loss payout. However, in this situation the other vehicles insurance should be responsible for your reasonable rental.

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