Car Accidents Involving Turo
What is Turo?
“Let your car work for you” is Turo’s motto, and people do just that across the United States every day. Turo is a car rental service that owners and renters can use on car rentals by the day. It’s almost like AirBNB for vehicles. It claims to have about 150,000 vehicles on its platform. Turo puts the parties together through its technology, and if the car that a renter wants is available on the dates that he or she wants it, arrangements need only be made for picking it up and dropping it off. There are several vehicles available throughout Kentucky including Minivans, Cadillac sedans and Jeep Wranglers in Lexington and Civics, Mustangs, Camaros and Silverados in Louisville.
Of course, anytime that a car leaves the place where it’s garaged, there’s the risk of its driver causing an accident and injuring or even killing somebody. That raises genuine questions about who is on the hook for compensating victims or their families for their damages. Different insurance companies are going to be pointing their respective fingers at each other while the injured victim’s medical bills continue to grow, and he or she remains unable to work.
Insurance for Owners
Much like the transportation network giants Uber and Lyft, Turo provides vehicle owners with $1 million of liability coverage during the rental period. Collision and comprehensive coverage is also included. Although it isn’t recommended, owners can opt out of that coverage.
Insurance for Renters
Turo also offers two levels of insurance coverage to renters. Those are premium and basic. Premium coverage offers $1 million of liability insurance. Basic only offers coverage at state minimum liability limits. Although not recommended, insurance for renters can also be declined. The basis for allowing declination is that most renters have their own car insurance that covers them in the event that they’re in an accident while driving a rental vehicle.
Contact a Kentucky Turo Accident Lawyer
If you were injured as a result of the carelessness and negligence of the driver of a Turo vehicle, or if you were the driver of a Turo vehicle who was injured as a result of the carelessness and negligence of another driver, contact us right away. By doing so, you’ll be able to arrange for a confidential free consultation and case review. Since we take cases like these on a contingency fee basis, it doesn’t cost you a penny to retain us. We don’t even get paid any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. Whether you were a third party or a driver, contact us right away after any Turo accident. We know how to stop the finger pointing by the different insurance companies.