If you were injured in a car accident where the other driver was at fault, trying to negotiate a fair settlement while recovering from your injuries can be quite challenging.
If your situation is especially complicated, such as when the other driver was using a rental car, the frustration level is sure to rise even higher. You may have an atypical situation where you cannot receive a payment from the other driver’s auto insurance policy, and it can be tough to track down who is responsible for paying for your damages.
An Alpharetta rental car accident lawyer from the team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you with your case and work through the complexities created by this type of accident. We will work hard to determine who is liable for the crash and fight for a fair settlement on your behalf. For a free review of your case, call us at (404) 888-8888.
Why Is a Rental Car Accident So Complex?
When a person rents a car, the rental car company customarily asks the renter if they would like to purchase insurance for the vehicle. Some people buy the rental insurance without carefully reading the policy or the legal terms regarding what is covered.
Others refuse to purchase the extra insurance because they believe they have coverage for driving a rental car through their personal auto insurance policy.
Figuring Out Who Is Liable
With so many different types of auto insurance coverage potentially in play when renting a car, the process of figuring out which policy is primary and which insurance company is liable can be tricky.
Sometimes, the rental car driver may end up with no coverage, meaning you may have to use the uninsured motorist coverage on your policy.
Georgia Statute Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §33-7-11 requires all drivers purchasing their own auto insurance policy to have uninsured motorist coverage. This coverage gives you some financial protection should you suffer injuries and end up with high medical bills after an uninsured motorist hits your car.
Finding Help with Your Case
Car accidents that result in injuries involving a rental car driver can be challenging to handle. An Alpharetta rental car accident lawyer can help you navigate through the legal details so you can focus on recovery.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we take pride in defending the rights of victims of others’ negligence. You do not have to suffer through the financial ramifications of your accident alone. Even if the case in which you are involved is intricate, we are ready to tackle it. Contact us today at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation.
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Determining Fault in the Crash
As more insurance adjusters and insurance company lawyers become involved in your case, you may find some of them questioning whether the other driver was entirely at fault for the accident and your injuries. Some of those insurers may attempt to argue that your actions played a role in the crash.
Having a lawyer work on your behalf can alleviate some of the stress you may face after an accident. Your lawyer will investigate the facts surrounding the crash, help show you are not at fault, and fight for fair compensation.
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Why Does a Rental Car Driver Cause a Crash?
Someone who is an extremely safe driver at home while driving their own vehicle may still end up causing a significant accident while using a rental car on vacation. There are a few potential reasons why drivers make mistakes while behind the wheel of a rental car.
When someone is driving an unfamiliar rental car while on vacation or a business trip, he or she may be trying to figure out how the radio works, where the fuel gauge is, or where the windshield wiper lever sits. The driver also may be trying to use a smartphone to call ahead to a hotel and ask for directions.
By focusing attention on matters inside the car rather than on the surroundings and the roadway, the rental car driver could lose control of the vehicle, causing a serious crash.
If the driver is violating the distracted driving rules set forth by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, this shows negligence on his or her part.
Drivers who are on vacation and enjoying themselves may end up drinking too much alcohol before climbing behind the wheel of the rental car. This can reduce the driver’s ability to focus on the road and safely control the vehicle, causing a crash.
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We Will Defend Your Right to Receive Compensation
Georgia Statute OCGA §9-3-33 states that victims in a personal injury case have up to two years from the date of the incident that caused the injury to begin the process of filing a claim, in most cases.
However, you may want to contact an Alpharetta rental car accident lawyer much sooner than later. If our team can investigate the case while the facts are still fresh in witnesses’ minds, we have a better chance to show precisely what happened in the crash and prove that liability does not fall onto you.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not require payment upfront to secure our services. This can be extremely helpful when you cannot work and secure your expected income due to the crash injuries. With a lawyer from the team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers by your side, you can focus on the road to healing and recovery and leave the legalities to us. Call us today at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation.