Jackson, TN Rental Car Accidents
Most areas of Madison County where people tend to drive – whether you know it or not – have rental cars driving through them almost each and every day. Some people are driving rental cars because they are from out of town and in Jackson on business. Many motorists rent cars because they are traveling for vacation, while others rent because their vehicles are in the shop. Whatever the reason may be for renting, companies like Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise provide these people with the transportation they need. While rental cars can be convenient and beneficial for people needing such a service, they can be a nightmare for anyone who gets injured from a collision with one. If you have suffered injuries from a rental car accident caused by another driver, you should contact one of the Jackson car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. With over 30 skilled attorneys and more than 120 dedicated support staff members, we are the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee.
The Complex Nature of Rental Car Accidents
As previously stated, collisions involving rental cars can be tricky to navigate due to the legal complexities, so it is highly recommended that you hire a knowledgeable car accident attorney in the Jackson, Tennessee, area to translate the legalese and make it easier for someone without a law degree to understand. When it comes to rental car crashes, negligence is – as in most other types of motor vehicle collisions – a leading cause. Negligence encompasses many actions that can be harmful to the negligent driver and others, such as cell phone use while driving, drunk driving, distracted driving, driving while fatigued, tailgating, and more.
For example, let us say that you are driving along North Parkway near Jackson State Community College, which is located at 2046 North Parkway, Jackson, Tennessee 38301. Behind you is a driver in his rental car that he picked up from the Enterprise office at 31 Bowling Drive Suite E, Jackson, Tennessee 38305. He is talking away on his cell phone. You come to a stop due to traffic ahead of you. Unfortunately, the driver of the rental car behind you did not notice you stopped until he rammed into the back of your vehicle, leaving you with whiplash, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and lacerations from the seatbelt.
Proving liability is key to recovering economic damages and non-economic damages for your monetary losses and intangible losses stemming from the collision, respectively. To prove liability, you must establish the other driver’s negligence. This can be done by showing that you were owed a duty of reasonable care by the other driver, but the other driver breached the duty, resulting in you sustaining injuries.
Successfully recovering damages can depend on analyzing all insurance policies in play. After an accident, you may hear from companies that insure multiple parties – the at-fault driver, the renter, the rental company, and your own uninsured/underinsured motorist carrier. Before speaking with any insurance company, you should contact a lawyer who can advise you of your rights and be present for any recorded statement or interview with an adjuster.
Call One of Our Attorneys Today to Discuss Your Case and Explore Your Options
At the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we know that pursuing compensatory damages after a rental car accident can be difficult due to the complex legalities surrounding rental vehicles. Our firm’s 25+ years of experience lends itself to cases such as these, making things easier to follow and understand, so we can ultimately recover damages for your injuries and losses. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with an auto crash lawyer. When it comes to fighting for the compensation you deserve, NST is the way to go.
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