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Rental car accident: What to do next

Millions of people travel to Hawaii every year to go on vacation. In 2017 alone, approximately 9.3 million individuals traveled to the islands. All these people coming to Hawaii need to get around somehow, and many rely on rental cars to travel. 

There are many rental car companies in Hawaii because tourists want an easy way to get around. If you ever need to rent a car in Hawaii, then you should absolutely get the insurance because you never know if you will get in a car crash. It may not be your fault, but you still need to follow certain steps after an accident.

Ensure everyone is okay

After a car accident, you need to check on everyone in your car and the other vehicle to see if everyone is all right. A minor crash can still result in serious injuries. You may feel all right, but it is still in your best interest to go to the emergency room for a medical examination. You should get away from the crash scene because it may be dangerous. At this point, you can call the police to get a report on file. 

Contact the rental company

You want to let the rental car company know right away what happened. The company will need to send someone out to collect the vehicle and bring it back to the vicinity. There is typically information in the glove box with the number you need to call. 

Call your own insurance company

Although it is not your regular car, you still need to get in touch with your auto insurance agency to file a claim. You need to ask a representative whether you need to file an accident report or whether the police will take care of it. Getting all this information will let you know how much you need to pay out of pocket. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash, you may need to contact a local attorney to help you. 

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