Our car was totaled by a rental car - and we only had liability. Husband loss of wages (due to injuries, etc keep mounting). Problem - rental vehicle driver wasn't one who leased automobile - he was unlicensed, received 3 citations. Their insurance is refusing to pay- ANYTHING - stating they aren't required to - regardless of who is at fault. No one will tell us who the lessee is - and no way to go after them. Driver gave false info - can't find him - police wrote down name he gave & address - both proven to be wrong- what can we do?
If your husband sustained injuries, retain a personal injury attorney who can help you recover for the injuries as well as sort these other matters out. Best of luck.
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There are ways to find out information and hold the driver or the person who rented the vehicle liable to pay for the damage. An experienced lawyer can get more information and help You did not provide enough facts
Tn Law requires all rental car companies in Tn to verify liability insurance for the drivers who lease their vehicles. If they fail to do this, then the rental company is responsible for the loss their lessee caused with the vehicle up to the state minimum coverage of 25K per person, 50K per accident. Even a lot of lawyers in TN aren't aware of this.
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if you have liability insurance, you may also have uninsured motorist coverage. find out, it you have it, they must cover your claims and your husband's as if they were the insurance for the rental car and driver.
thank you, jay stillman
The answers you have been given or good ones. 1. Check to see if you have uninsured motorist coverage- your insurance company / agent can tell you or look at your policy. 2. If you have reached a deadend with the rental car company not giving you the information as to their driver, you likely will need to contact an attorney. He/she will be able to get the information either voluntarily or by bringing a suit against a John Doe and the rental car company.
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