If you or a loved one have been involved in a rental car accident, a Los Angeles rental car accident lawyer from Lerner and Rowe can help you deal with multiple involved parties and insurance companies, as well as obtain compensation for injuries and other damages. Our team of Los Angeles injury attorneys is backed by a national staff with over 240 years of combined legal experience.
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Why You Need a Los Angeles Rental Car Accident Lawyer
After a rental car accident, many do not think to call a personal injury attorney. However, it is one of the first things you should do after an accident besides seeking medical attention. The aftermath of a rental car accident can be extremely complicated, as there are multiple parties and insurance companies involved. Hiring a Los Angeles rental car accident lawyer from Lerner and Rowe can help you in a number of ways, including:
- Investigating the accident to determine who was at fault.
- Filing claims with multiple insurance companies.
- Negotiating a settlement on your behalf.
- Representing you in court.
- Helping you understand your legal rights and options.
- Advising you on the best course of action to see you win your case.
Along with assisting you in the ways listed above, our attorneys will also:
- Collect evidence to use in your case, including police reports and medical records.
- Interview any witnesses to the accident.
- Assemble expert witnesses to support your claim
- Communicate with the rental car company, their insurance provider, and the insurance provider of the driver at fault.
By hiring a Los Angeles rental car accident attorney after a rental car accident, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have a dedicated personal injury attorney on your side.
Car Accident Insurance in California
If you are planning to rent a car, it is important to consider whether you need rental car accident insurance. If you already have comprehensive and collision coverage on your own car, you may not need to purchase additional insurance from the rental car company. Double check with your insurance provider to check your coverage amounts before purchasing extra insurance you might not need.
As California is a comparative fault state, purchasing rental car insurance is a wise decision. This means if you are found to be partially at fault for an accident, you can still recover damages from the other party, but the amount of damages you receive may be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.
Based on the circumstances surrounding the accident, you might be entitled to receive damages, or compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- In certain circumstances, even wrongful death
While you can receive compensation after a rental car accident, there are some exceptions under California law.
Under California Civil Code 3333.3, introduced in The Personal Responsibility Act of 1996 also known as Prop 213, if you were driving a rental car at the time of the accident and did not have liability insurance or your insurance had lapsed, you may be banned from recovering certain damages, including non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, and punitive damages even if the accident was not your fault.
This law does not apply to passengers who are injured in a motor vehicle accident while riding with an uninsured driver. It also does not apply to drivers who are injured by someone who is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A Los Angeles rental car accident lawyer can help you determine what damages you are entitled to after an accident.
Contact a Los Angeles Rental Car Accident Lawyer Today
When you’re injured in a rental car accident due to the negligence of another party, our team of Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you get your life back and obtain compensation. With our team of skilled lawyers and helpful legal staff, you can count on receiving excellent service and a committed lawyer who is solely focused on assisting you. We’ll handle the heavy lifting so you can concentrate on recovery. Our professional legal staff and car accident attorneys are here to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We’ve recovered billions for injured clients and we won’t charge you a fee unless we get you a settlement after a rental car accident thanks to our “no win, no fee” policy. Call our Los Angeles car accident lawyers at 323-999-HELP or contact us now through our website’s LiveChat feature.