What if I was driving a rental car during the rear-end accident?

If you were driving a rental car during a rear-end accident, it’s important to understand your rights and options. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Contact an attorney: Before doing anything, it is important to know your legal rights. Taking advantage of a free consultation from an experienced attorney is a smart idea. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages. An experienced rear-end accident attorney can review your case and help you determine the best course of action. He or she should also be able to review the insurance policy or policies involved.
  2. Contact the Rental Car Company: After consulting with a lawyer, contact the rental car company and inform them of the accident. They will guide you through the next steps and may provide you with a replacement vehicle if needed. Ask them to provide all information regarding the insurance available to you. 
  3. Determine Liability: Liability in a rear-end accident is often straightforward, but not always! Determining who is at fault will depend on the specific circumstances of the accident. In some cases, the driver of the vehicle that rear-ended you may be at fault, while in other cases, multiple parties may be at fault.
  4. Seek Medical Attention: If you were injured in the accident, seek medical attention right away. It’s important to document your injuries and receive appropriate medical care to ensure your full recovery.

If you were driving a rental car during a rear-end accident, it’s important to take immediate action to protect your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve if you are injured. Contact The Ruth Law Team to speak with an attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and provide the support you need. Call us today at (888) 783-8378 for a free consultation.

You can also visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.

Please note that the answers for each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.