Protecting Your Rights after an Accident in a Rental Car
Whether your car is in the shop or you are visiting the Atlanta area, renting a car can make your life significantly easier. However, accidents can involve rental cars just like any other vehicle, and this can be particularly stressful since you do not own the car. If you get into a crash in a rental car, you should speak with an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Complicated Rental Car Insurance Claims
You cannot rent a car without insurance coverage. Some people choose to use their own insurance policy, while others opt to purchase insurance form the rental company. Sometimes, your credit card company will provide insurance for rental cars. In any of these situations, it can still be costly if you are in a crash, as you might have to pay the deductible for damage to the vehicle, as well as face medical bills for your injuries.
It is important to identify when another party was responsible for the crash. Rental car accidents may occur due to:
- Negligence of other drivers
- Road hazards
- Malfunctions of the rental car, such as brake failure
If a rental car accident was not your fault, the negligent party should be liable for all of your losses, including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and costs of the damage to the rental car. Our law firm can handle the insurance claim process from start to finish to ensure you are not responsible for any unnecessary costs.
Call for a Free Consultation with Our Atlanta Rental Car Lawyer
The law office of Ben F. Windham PC handles all types of auto accident insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits, including rental car claims. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 to discuss your accident and how we can help.