An Atlanta Rental Car Accident Lawyer is Available to Assist You
In most ways, an accident involving a rental car is no different than an accident involving your own vehicle. However, there are significant differences regarding your insurance coverage and liability. If you’ve been involved in a rental car accident in Georgia, an Atlanta rental car accident attorney at Gilormo Injury Law with offices in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Cumming, can help you determine the rental car company’s insurance and legal responsibilities.
Can I File a Lawsuit if I Was in an Atlanta Rental Car Accident?
Georgia drivers involved in an accident with a car rented by a person that does not have insurance coverage to pay for injuries and damages may be able to sue the rental car company and/or their insurance company. Georgia law requires “u-drive-it” rental car entities (entities that own vehicles of various sizes and leases them out to the general public or commercial transportation entities for profit, such as U-Haul, Penske, Enterprise, Hertz, etc.) to be sure that any renter has his or her own insurance to cover car accidents and injuries that they may cause.
However, when a rental car company fails to make sure that the renter has insurance, the insurer for the rental car company is likely liable for the injuries and damages caused in a car accident.
Another way of finding negligence on the part of the U-Drive-It entity is by renting a vehicle the U-Drive-It entity failed to maintain, thus causing the accident. A direct negligence action for the failure to maintain a vehicle requires the preservation of the vehicle and inspection of the vehicle before the entity repairs the vehicle and allows it back on the roadway.
Finding direct negligence against a U-Drive-It entity can be quite difficult, but may also yield substantial compensation for the plaintiff. An Atlanta rental car accident lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law can help you understand the law and determine if you have rights to a lawsuit.