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Who Is Responsible If I Crash a Rental Vehicle?

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If you are driving a rental vehicle, you might be taking some extra precautions. It is not your car after all, so you want to be sure that it gets back to the rental company in good condition. Accidents can still happen despite your best efforts though. If you get injured in an accident in your rental vehicle and believe that someone else was to blame, our New Jersey auto accident lawyers can help you defend yourself from accusations of wrongdoing and hold those who really caused the accident accountable.

What Are Some Common Injuries in Rental Car Accidents?

Even a low-speed collision can result in injuries. Common results of rental car accidents can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Head and neck injuries, like whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries

Some of these injuries could stay with you for life, affecting your ability to work and participate in activities you once enjoyed.

Can I Sue for Compensation After a Rental Car Accident?

If you believe that someone else was responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, then you should sue for compensation and hold them accountable. An attorney can help you sue for damages that can help make up for:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Pain from disfigurement or disability
  • A loss of enjoyment
  • Any other past and future pain and suffering

An initial offering from an insurance company is rarely enough to cover all of the expenses stemming from an accident. Our lawyers do their best to help our clients secure fair compensation offers.

When Can a Rental Car Company Be Sued for Damages?

For the most part, the person to blame for an accident involving a rental car is usually a driver. However, a rental car company can sometimes be partially responsible for a collision. These companies have an obligation to take good care of their vehicles and to keep them operating safely. If it is clear that they did not do that and that a vehicle failure contributed to your accident, they could be liable for damages.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

An experienced car accident attorney can help you with your case in a few key ways. They can:

Gather evidence: If there is surveillance footage to secure, a witness to talk to, or safety records to procure, your lawyer is going to gather evidence and build the best case that they can.

Defend you: Someone might try to blame you for an accident involving a rental vehicle. Your attorney will defend you and show where the blame really lies.

Communicate on your behalf: Do not worry about talking to insurance companies and other lawyers. Your attorney will do the talking for you and prevent you from saying anything that could be misconstrued.

Schedule a Consultation With Our Legal Team

If you were injured in an accident involving a rental vehicle, do not delay. Contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC and schedule a consultation. We can tell you more about your legal options and the potential value of your case.

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