When you go to pick up your rental car while on vacation or a business trip the company will offer you the option of purchasing extra insurance coverage. However, you may be able to opt out if you are covered by the card you booked the reservation with.
How the Credit Card Rental Car Insurance Works
For starters you will need to have booked and paid for the rental car using a credit card that carries this type of coverage. You will need to decline coverage from the rental car company and then notify them that you will be using the coverage provided by your credit card.
In the event of an accident you will need to provide a written notice of a claim to the company in order to have the damages covered. While this is how most car rental accident insurance coverage from credit card companies is handled – there may be exceptions or limitations.
How an Atlanta Lawyer Can Help After a Car Rental Accident
Accidents can happen anywhere whether you are travelling or not. If you were hurt in an accident in a rental car and have questions about insurance coverage, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case – 404-842-7838.