If you have recently been involved in a car accident, then your car might be damaged to a point where you cannot drive it. Whether your vehicle is repairable but needs to be in the shop for a few days or if it's totaled and needs to be replaced, you should know that renting a car can be a good idea in the aftermath of your accident. These are a couple of reasons why it is a good idea to consider renting a car after you have been involved in an auto accident.
1. Minimize the Negative Impact on Your Life
First of all, the truth is that a car accident can negatively impact your life in many ways. For example, you may have sustained some type of injuries, and you might be dealing with some fear after the fact. If you are like many people, not having your vehicle can impact your life in a lot of ways too, which can make the effects of the car accident on your life even worse. For example, without your vehicle, it might be difficult or impossible for you to get back and forth to work each day, particularly if you live in an area where there are not a lot of dependable public transportation options for you to choose from. You may also find it difficult to go grocery shopping, take your children where they need to go or participate in social activities that you are used to participating in. By renting a vehicle, you can help minimize this negative impact on your life. After all, it could be days, weeks or even longer before everything is straightened out and your car is repaired or you buy another one. If you rent a car in the meantime, however, you can continue on with many of the things that you usually do in your day-to-day life.
2. You May Not Have to Pay for It
One thing that you might be worried about is the cost of renting a car. However, you may not be the one who has to pay for it. For example, your car insurance coverage might include rental car coverage, meaning that your insurance company might foot the bill. Additionally, if the car accident was not your fault, then a personal injury lawyer can help you recoup any accident-related expenses from the responsible party and his or her insurance company, such as the cost of renting a car.
If you are unable to work because of an illness or injury, you may qualify for social security disability payments. This money comes from a fund you have probably contributed to during your time in the work force, and it is likely that you have the right to disability payments using this money. As an attorney specializing in social security disability, I have a great deal of experience in helping clients determine if they qualify for disability payments. I hope that this blog will help people who have been injured understand what it means to qualify for social security disability benefits and how to go about getting that help.