Can a car rental's insurer collect from me even though I did not cause the accident?
Question Details: My family and I were involved in an accident with a rental car. The person who hit us had no insurance and he completely recked the rental. Now the company that represents the rental company wants to collect money from me even though I did not cause the accident. Aren't they supposed to collect from the person who indeed caused the accident?
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As a general matter, you are correct: an at fault party (someone who caused the accident through their carelessness) is liable for the costs and damage; a party who was not at fault is not liable. While they can seek the money from you, such as if the don't agree that you were not at fault, if you refuse to pay, to force you to pay, they'd have to sue you and in court prove that you were at fault.