Who Is Responsible If I Crash a Rental Vehicle?

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If you crash a rental vehicle, who is responsible is determined in the same way it always is in accidents. Each driver will have their side of the story and someone might try to say that you were to blame for the accident. If you know that this is not true, then you need someone to fight on your behalf. A Memphis car accident lawyer from our firm can help you go after those who are really responsible for the collision and the injuries it caused. It is time to pursue the compensation that you deserve.

What Should I Do After a Rental Car Accident?

You should treat a rental car accident like any other car accident. After you get any involved vehicles moved to a safer area, you should:

  • Exchange information with other drivers involved
  • Take pictures of the accident scene and damage to the vehicles
  • Call the police and have an accident report made
  • Talk to witnesses and exchange contact info
  • Look over your rental car paperwork and make copies
  • Get any medical care you need and keep copies of any bills

Then you may want to consider pursuing damages with the help of one of our experienced car accident lawyers.

Can I Sue for Compensation After a Rental Car Accident?

Yes, if you were not to blame for the accident you can sue for compensation. If someone else hits your rental car or otherwise caused an accident and your injuries, they should be held accountable.

Often, the liable party in a case like this would be another driver. Maybe they were speeding, driving under the influence, or engaged in another behavior that made them a danger to you and other motorists. If this is the case, they need to be held responsible for the harm that they have caused. We have seen cases where another driver is not the only contributor to a rental car accident though. Sometimes the company that owns the rental car has not been properly maintaining it, and that results in a vehicle failure that contributes to a collision. In cases like these, the rental car company should be held responsible too.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

If you hire a personal injury lawyer, they can act as your advocate and help you fight for the best possible outcome. Your attorney can:

  • Gather evidence
  • Hold all liable parties accountable
  • Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing or fault
  • Communicate on your behalf
  • Field settlement offers
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Prepare you for testimony or depositions

If there is something that can be done to build a stronger case, your attorney is going to do it.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are thinking about pursuing damages in a personal injury suit, you should act quickly. Contact Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, PC to schedule your initial consultation. We would be happy to tell you more about your legal options and the potential value of your case.