Charlotte, NC asked in Insurance Bad Faith for North Carolina

Q: Can I be denied economic recovery if the insurance didn't provide me a rental..

I was in a car accident other driver fond at fault. I was with out my car for 35 days which caused a loss to my business .. I claimed this and the insurance company says I didn't take the rental they provided.. the problem is the rental company was charging a deposit, which I didn't have.. I notified the insurance company on more than one occasion in wirtting and over phone .. and I was told that was the rental car company policy and they couldn't do anything to get me wheels.. now they are denying my loss of business claim.. said I didn't do anything to mitigate my loss. How could I if I couldn't afford the rental

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. The insurance company has a reasonable argument they provided a rental and that that rental companies do charge deposits - the amount can vary by company. The court may see them favorably in light of this - but other attorneys could see it differently. You could consult with an attorney if it is worth pursuing, either through a law firm or on your own. Good luck

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