What to do when you are in a rental car accident
Have you ever been in a car accident? Are you worried about that possibility? What about when you travel? Are you stressing over the thought of rental car accident?
Whether you are at home or traveling, a car accident is never a fun possibility, but it does happen, even to the best driver. It’s not the end of the world. Just like at home, you can take steps to make sure everyone is OK, your claim gets filed, and even see if your credit card will cover the damages.
Now, take a deep breath.
Car accidents happen. The most important thing is to make sure you and anyone else involved is OK. You and your children are more important than a car.
I’ve been in rental car accidents and accidents with my own car at home. I’m going to take you through each step, one by one.
We are going to walk through the following together:
- What to do at the scene of the accident
- Calls to make
- Forms you will need to fill out
- What actually constitutes damage according to your rental car company
- And what that supplemental insurance means after an accident