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TURO Auto Rental Services and Accident Policy

| Aug 4, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Companies have managed to simplify the means of transportation for the everyday commuter through various systems of rental services. The rental craze that has swept the nation has now hit the road with brand new car rental services, which facilitate car rentals at a commuter’s fingertips. Car rental companies such as TURO now offer the convenience of vehicle rental, without even leaving your home. What makes these companies even more enticing is the opportunity to rent your own vehicle for a daily rate.

With just a few simple taps, you have the ability to rent a car for a weeklong road trip. Perhaps you need the vehicle for just a few hours? There are daily rates for that, too. Companies such as TURO are quickly gaining traction because of the convenience they offer – you no longer have to pay extensive amounts of deposit for a car rental and you also don’t have to go to a franchise location to pick up the vehicle. But with every innovative idea, new challenges arise when a person is injured.

When a renter is injured while using a vehicle obtained through TURO, it is important to know who can be held responsible for the bodily injury.

Being Covered Through TURO’s Insurance

A person renting a vehicle through TURO will be covered for collision protection along with liability insurance for any bodily injury and/or property damage. Similar to rideshare vehicles or commercial autos, TURO has a policy limit of one million dollars.

According to a statement provided by TURO, a person seeking to book a vehicle does not need to have a personal insurance policy to gain access to the vehicle. Even if the vehicle renter has insurance, however, liability coverage is offered through TURO’s affiliates, which will supplement his or her insurance coverage.

The fine print should not go unnoticed, however. People who list their vehicle on the site have the option of opting out of TURO’s protection packages. Those who are booking a vehicle should be aware of this, as they will not be able to recover any of the one million dollars in protection if the vehicle owner has chosen not to carry the policy protection. In this scenario and in the event of an accident, injured parties will be subject to the vehicle owner’s personal insurance policy limits. Fortunately, car renters have the option of renting vehicles that are covered by TURO’s insurance policy protection.

Vehicle Accident Lawyers You Can Rely On

The attorneys at Martinez & Schill, LLP. have years of dedicated experience fighting for the rights of auto accident victims. The firm has helped many accident victims receive the financial compensation they deserve following a car rental accident.

If you or someone you know was injured in a vehicle accident using a car rental service such as TURO, contact an experienced law firm that can help defend your rights. Following an accident, act swiftly – contact the support of a skilled personal injury law firm today.