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Jonesboro Rental Car Accidents

With car rental companies like Hertz, Avis, and Enterprise renting vehicles to people all over the country, there are countless rental cars on the road all the time. In Craighead County, you may have not thought about the fact that you could be driving in close proximity to a rental car at any given time. Rental cars can be convenient and helpful for individuals whose own vehicles are in the shop or for people traveling for business or vacation, but they can be nightmares, however, for people injured in collisions involving them.

If a rental car accident caused by another driver has inflicted you or a loved one with injuries, the Jonesboro car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can assess the details of your case and help you navigate through the legal process. We are a large regional personal injury law firm comprised of 30+ attorneys and 120+ staff members, which enables us to give our clients the one-on-one attention that they deserve. Give us a call to see how we may be able to help you today.

The Complexities of a Rental Car Accident

Before a victim can recover damages after a rental car collision, special considerations must be taken into account. To avoid confusion and a headache, you should hire a knowledgeable car accident attorney in the Jonesboro area to explain the legalities surrounding rental cars, assert your rights, and assist you in validating your claim of negligence. Recovering compensatory damages requires you to establish the defendant’s negligence by proving that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached said duty, and caused you to sustain injuries as a result.

While there are special considerations when it comes to rental car crashes, such as insurance coverage disputes, the reasons for the collisions are usually the same as the causes of other types of motor vehicle collisions, such as aggressive driving, failing to yield, drunk driving, cell phone use while driving, speeding, distracted driving, failing to maintain one’s lane, and more. For example, you could be driving on Airport Road near the Jonesboro Municipal Airport – located at 3901 Lindbergh Drive, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401 – and be hit headfirst by a rental car whose driver failed to maintain his lane due to texting, resulting in a failure to maintain lane accident.

After a rental car collision in Jonesboro, you could be left with significant injuries that require you to attend physical therapy. Rehabilitation and other medical services can quickly end up costing you more than you can afford, so it is important to prove liability and shift the attention to damages. To compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, and other monetary losses, you can be awarded economic damages, whereas non-economic damages can be awarded to you for abstract losses deriving from the crash, such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Discuss Your Case Today with One of Our Arkansas Attorneys

After a collision with a rental car, you need someone who is familiar with the legal complexities surrounding rental car accidents in order to get you the compensation you need as quickly as possible. For over 30 years, the personal injury lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have been fighting for people injured in crashes involving rental cars throughout Arkansas.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our motor vehicle collision attorneys, complete our online form or call us toll-free at 800-529-4004. When it comes to people who are in need of an experienced auto collision lawyer, NST is the way to go.

What we cover

Most car accidents are preventable and occur as a result of errors by one or more drivers. To prove liability, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the driver owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and that your injuries resulted from the driver’s carelessness. Damages that may be available in these cases often include medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Truck drivers are required to follow numerous detailed regulations, including rules related to hours of service, keeping a logbook, and maintenance procedures. Many of these regulations are intended to protect other people on the road from harm. In some states, if a driver violated a law that was enacted to protect the public, the violation can create a rebuttable presumption of negligence. Trucking companies are also required to follow a number of regulations, including rules related to background checks of drivers and proper supervision. They often may be held directly or indirectly liable for a truck accident.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates applications for disability benefits. Although many people pay into this system throughout their lives, many legitimate claims are initially denied, and this process may be less straightforward than claimants expect. The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine whether to grant benefits to an applicant. Each step is considered in a set order. We can present your case in a persuasive manner and help you appeal a denial of a meritorious claim if needed. This could include representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.

Workers’ compensation functions slightly differently in each state. In Tennessee, for example, businesses that employ five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may recover benefits, such as medical costs and disability. Neither your employer’s nor your own culpability for your injuries will prevent you from collecting these benefits. However, it may still be a struggle to obtain benefits from your employer’s insurer. We can help you navigate this challenging process.

If you were harmed by a health care professional’s failure to use the appropriate level of care in providing treatment to you, you may be able to recover compensation. Most medical malpractice lawsuits require retaining an expert to determine the accepted standard of care and explain what the defendant did that fell short of this standard, as well as how the inappropriate conduct caused the patient’s injuries.

When you buy a toy, car, medication, or other product, you do not expect to be hurt. If you are injured, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of defects that may be actionable: manufacturing, design, and marketing (also known as failure to warn). Manufacturers may be held accountable under multiple different theories, including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and concealment. For example, if you take a drug that causes you to develop cancer, but you were not told that a potential side effect of the drug was developing cancer, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for its failure to warn you of the risk.

Nursing home residents are often elderly or disabled, and thus they are especially vulnerable to neglect, physical abuse, and exploitation by staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed or employ staff members who are inadequately trained to deal with potentially frustrating situations. Nursing homes are required to protect their residents from physical, mental, and emotional harm by providing a safe environment, as well as adequately training and supervising staff. A failure to do so may be grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit for damages.

Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe. In most situations, this includes an obligation to inspect the property for dangerous conditions and fix them or provide warnings about them so that visitors are not harmed. One type of dangerous condition, which may present a particular problem in apartment complexes or shopping centers, consists of inadequate security measures such as broken locks, poor lighting, or a lack of security guards. A failure to take security measures when appropriate may allow third-party criminals to assault, rob, rape, or otherwise harm visitors and tenants. You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the defendant knew or should have known about a history of attacks similar to yours and taken appropriate security measures to reduce the risk of further incidents.

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317 Southwest Drive Suite B
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: 870-931-0500
Fax: 870-972-8852

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Client Successes
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.
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