Good advise given. Contact local and qualified counsel.
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Actually, and if understood correctly, your carrier considered your vehicle "totalled" and paid you the fair market value for that car. There is a difference between needing a rental vehicle while waiting for a car to be repaired, which cost should be recoverable, and a car that is totalled. In your situation, I am of the opinion that you would not succesfully recoup any further rental costs. As unfair as it may seem, to permit otherwise would allow someone to rent a vehicle for months, if not years, until that person chose to purchase a replacement vehicle; which is the reason you were paid for the book value of your car by your insurer. However, I defer to any contrary information you may receive from local counsel.