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You typically have what is called a duty to mitigate damages, meaning you cannot run up expenses just to run up expenses. Once the insurance company has declared your vehicle a total loss they should tell you the fair market value they are going to pay you, give you notice you need to return the rental and then send you the check. There should not be an overlap in time however that is possible. The insurance company can contact the rental car company and stop paying, so you will be required to pay once they "cut off the rental". If your car is a total loss you will need to work quick to find another ride.
Answer Applies to: Georgia