Nashville Rental Car Accident
Has your car ever been in the shop? Have you ever needed a vehicle to drive while on vacation or a business trip? If so, you may have rented a vehicle from Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, or some other car rental company. While rental cars are helpful for people in such circumstances, they tend to complicate auto collisions, especially for people injured in the other vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rental car accident in the Nashville area, you should contact the Nashville car accident attorneys of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee: Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. With over 30 lawyers, more than 120 support staff members, and 25+ years in practice, we have the necessary resources and experience to fight for the economic and non-economic damages you rightfully deserve. We are available to take your call 24/7 to discuss your situation and answer questions you may have.Recovering Damages After a Rental Car Accident
A collision involving a rental car can be tricky to navigate through the legal process, so after calling the police and subsequently having your injuries treated at a nearby hospital in Davidson County, you should retain a knowledgeable lawyer to represent you. Having an attorney can make the legal process much easier, among other things. For example, a lawyer can help you establish the other driver’s negligence in order to recover economic and non-economic damages for your injuries and losses. Establishing negligence can be done by proving that you were owed a duty of reasonable care by the other driver and that he or she breached it, which resulted in you sustaining injuries.
An attorney can also sort through difficult insurance issues that may arise with multiple policies in play. For instance, the renter may have personal auto insurance through one company but purchase rental coverage through another company. If the renter was not the one who was driving, the rental company may ask questions regarding permissive use. As the injured party, you could end up in a situation with multiple insurance companies pointing the finger at each other, with nobody wanting to accept responsibility or pay for your damages. If you try to file an uninsured motorist claim with your insurance company, they may refuse to pay, instead pointing you back in the direction of the at-fault driver and rental car company.
As with many other types of motor vehicle accidents, those involving rental cars can occur due to numerous factors, including negligence. A driver’s negligence can take many forms, such as speeding, texting while driving, aggressive driving, drunk driving, driving while fatigued, reckless driving, cell phone use while driving, distracted driving, tailgating, and road rage. For example, a driver running late for his flight at the Nashville International Airport – located at 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 – could tailgate you as you are driving along Interstate 24.
No matter what form of negligence causes a collision, you can still suffer serious injuries. Proving liability can shift the focus to damages, which are affected by the severity and nature of your losses and injuries. You may be awarded economic damages for your monetary losses, including lost wages, past and future medical bills, and lost earning capacity. Non-economic damages, which attempt to quantify the intangible aspects, may be awarded to you for more subjective losses, such as disfigurement, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.The Personal Injury Lawyers of NST Can Fight for Your Compensation
In general, auto accidents can be confusing and frustrating to deal with, but the legal complexities surrounding rental car accidents can leave victims baffled and make recovering compensatory damages a total nightmare. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz advocates for people injured in rental car collisions throughout Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Arkansas, including in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, Little Rock, and Jonesboro. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation with an auto crash lawyer. After talking with us, you will understand why people throughout Tennessee say NST is the way to go.