Car Rental Companies Unlawfully Charging Property Damages?

October 31, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Consumers in Illinois, New York, California and Pennsylvania who had to pay both repair costs and diminishment of value after renting a car, getting into an accident and bringing it back to the car rental company damaged.
Damages
These car renters may be able to file a claim to seek compensation for money paid out after their accident if the car rental company charged the consumer for both repair costs and diminishment of value in violation of state laws.
Company(ies)
Car rental companies
Additional Details
In Illinois, New York, California and Pennsylvania, consumers who get into car accidents while driving a rental car are only required to pay either property damage or diminished value, whichever is less.