California is one of the top states for rental car services. Rentals are for more than just tourists, however. You may rent a car whiles yours is in the shop or because you need a van or a truck for a short time. What happens if you are injured while driving a rental car? You should get immediate medical care if necessary, and then, talk to a Los Angeles car accident lawyer to discuss your legal options.
When you are driving a rental car, you are under contract with the rental car company. You have agreed to return the car in the same condition in which you borrowed it. If you’re in an accident, you obviously are not able to do that. That’s a violation of your contract, which can mean that you are on the hook for the damages to the car. This is true even if someone else hit you and you’re not at all responsible for the crash.
If the person driving the other car is in a rental vehicle, the rental car company likely won’t be involved in your accident either. That means that under most circumstances, the rental car company will come out on top regardless of who caused the crash and what was damaged.
One of the best ways that you can protect yourself is to ensure that you have the right insurance coverage for this type of situation. When you rent a car, the following insurance options may be offered.
Take some time to consider your options if you’re renting a vehicle. Because rental car crashes can be complicated, you should also talk to a Los Angeles car accident lawyer about your choices as well. The Compass Law Group, PC can help. Contact us today to set up your free consultation—we are available 24/7 for your convenience.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.