How long do I get to drive the rental car after an accident?

My husband got into an accident recently. We have been using the rental car provided by our insurance company, and we really like it! Exactly how long can we drive the rental after his accident?

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I’m sorry to hear about the accident. Situations like that can definitely be frustrating! Typically, you’ll have to return your car shortly after your insurer declares your car totaled or has it repaired.
That means you’ll only get to drive the car for three or four days on average. If you think your car might be totaled, start looking for new ones before you need to return the rental. It’d be frustrating to get stuck without a car!
When you get into an accident, your insurance premium will usually increase. To make sure you’re still getting the best rate for the coverage you need, try Jerry. A licensed broker, the Jerry app can help you compare personalized quotes from over 50 top providers like Progressive and Nationwide for free. When you find a better plan, Jerry can help you buy your new coverage and even help cancel your old policy!
Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 18, 2021
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