Rental Car Accidents
The claims process following any type of automobile accident can be complicated in Pennsylvania, but these cases are even more complex if the motorist at fault was driving a rental car. Such a crash may involve one of the following scenarios:
- Negligent driver has personal auto insurance policy and purchased additional insurance through rental company
- Negligent driver only insured through personal auto insurance policy
- Negligent driver only insured through insurance purchased through rental company
- Negligent driver not insured by either personal auto insurance policy or insurance policy of rental company
The severity of the injuries sustained in a collision with a rental car depends on several factors. A person may suffer broken bones or severe fractures in some accidents, but more serious wrecks can result in catastrophic head, neck, or spinal cord injuries. Victims could face extended periods of treatment as well as time that they are unable to work.
There are many ways in which the driver of a rental car may cause a crash. It is possible that the motorist was distracted, violated a Pennsylvania traffic law, or perhaps lost control of his or her vehicle because he or she was not driving recklessly. In any one of these cases, that driver would be considered negligent and thus be liable for all damages suffered by other motorists or passengers hurt in the accident he or she caused.
These cases become extremely difficult for most people to handle on their own because the insurance companies involved will go to great lengths to deny their liability. Victims may be offered settlements that do not meet their future needs, but insurance companies may also argue that their clients were not at fault and decline to offer any compensation whatsoever to victims. If the driver of the rental car had no insurance policy at all, then a person injured by that individual’s negligence may have to pursue an uninsured motorist claim through his or her own insurance policy.
West Chester Rental Car Accident Lawyer
If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a crash caused by somebody driving a rental car, you should immediately seek the help of the dedicated attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices. We provide legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our firm charges absolutely nothing for representation if we do not recover damages.
Our rental car accident lawyers work as a team and will provide a thorough evaluation of your case when you call (610) 719-3190 to set up a free consultation. We serve areas of Chester County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Delaware County, and Lancaster County.