Do I have to pay for another driver's rental car after an accident?

I accidentally bumped into a truck and scratched it up. I decided to pay for the damage out of pocket because I didn't want to deal with a hike in my car insurance rate. Do I have to pay for the truck driver's rental in this situation?

“Yes, you should pay for a rental since you’re the reason why they don’t have their truck and aren’t able to get around. This isn’t just the morally responsible thing to do; it will also help you avoid that dreaded rate hike.
If they ask for a rental and you refuse to pay for one, they may call your [car insurance]( company). And if this happens, your rates will probably climb anyway because your company will assume you have a higher likelihood of filing a claim some time down the road.”
Carol Chung
Answered on Apr 19, 2021

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