Is an insurance company liable for a rental car while I wait for the appraisal?

I was told that I could be present during the appraisal o the damage to my car in an accident where I was not at fault. they didn’t call but just came and appraised it. I called and asked or another, they set one up but the appraiser never showed. So they set one up for a week after that, all the while no car. By the way this is the insurance company of the other driver.

Asked on July 2, 2012 under Accident Law, Texas

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If another person damaged your car who had insurance coverage, he or she would be responsible for the costs of the rental that you have pending the repairs of your own vehicle.

Whether the driver of the car that damaged yours has insurance coverage to pay for your rental car is an unknown. You would have to review the other driver's auto policy in effect when the accident happened.


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