Typically, when filing a rental car accident claim, only insurance companies and/or the individuals at fault can be held accountable for the damages caused by a car accident. However, in some situations, if the rental car company might have played a role in causing the accident, they can be held liable as well.
A rental car company can only be held liable for a car accident if their negligence contributed to or caused the accident. Some common examples might be if they didn’t maintain the cars being rented and/or rented them out with dysfunctional features, such as faulty breaks or broken tail lights.
If a feature of the vehicle itself was not at hand for causing the car accident, the car rental agency cannot be held liable for the accident, only the driver of the rented vehicle. However, if the insurance company that the car rental company partners with to offer optional additional coverage to their customers denies the claim or refuses to over the compensation deserved by the injured party, they can be held accountable through a lawsuit.