Loss Of Use Claims In Florida Car Accidents
A car accident can result in many major inconveniences, including the time, hassle and expense involved in getting your vehicle repaired. Many auto body shops have long wait times. Your car may be out of commission for weeks or even months. Figuring out alternative transportation in the meantime can be a headache as well as a significant financial burden.
If the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to bear the expenses of transportation while your car is undriveable. You may be able to pursue a “loss of use claim” against the at-fault driver’s insurance to cover those costs. You may also be able to pursue this compensation as part of a personal injury claim.
What Amount Of Compensation Can You Get For Loss Of Use?
Through a loss of use claim, you can seek compensation for:
- Car rental
- Uber, Lyft, public transit or other alternatives if you aren’t able to get a rental car
- Loss of income if you used your vehicle for work
To get the full amount you deserve, you will need to keep thorough documentation of your receipts. If you used your car for work, you will also need documentation to support your claim for lost income.
We Can Help You Pursue A Loss Of Use Claim
After an accident, there are so many details to consider. It can quickly become overwhelming. Our team of attorneys at Itzkowitz Law, PLLC, can help you with all aspects of your accident case, including a loss of use claim. We can also fight for you if the other driver or insurance company tries to pin the fault on you, which would jeopardize your options for financial recovery.