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Rental Car Accidents

Amber is heaven sent!! Amber and her team worked very hard on my case!! They checked on me while I had my weekly doctor visits. They were very detailed with my settlement. I didn’t have to second guess anything. I would recommend her to anybody who is in a car accident !! I’ve even referred my love ones who also needed her to represent them in an accident. She made my process as painless as possible. I wish I could give her 10 stars!!

Jeannette A., Client

I was referred to Amber by my daughter-in-law. I was involved in two rear end collisions in a three month period. She did an excellent job keeping me informed and explained everything to me, in a manner that I could understand. She followed through with me until I had my settlements.

Shirley H., Client

Amber Gilormo is a knowledgeable and hard working attorney. I would not hesitate to seek her counsel.

Kristen Pitts, Peer

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Sanchez T., Client

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I have had attorneys in the past that does not compare to Attorney Amber Gilormo. She handle all of my concerns and answered all of my questions in a timely manner, I never had to guess what was happening with my case I was always informed and kept to to date.

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Don’t answer the phone for attorneys who have bought your phone# after an accident — call Attorney Gilormo because you will not be disappointed.

Carla Robinson

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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 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.

Understanding What Rental Car Insurance Covers

As a renter, you’re responsible for returning a car to the rental company in the same condition it was in when you received it. However, there are typically three sources of insurance that would cover damage to a rental car:

  • The rental car company
  • Your personal car insurance
  • Your credit card that was used to pay for the rental

Rental car companies in Georgia must provide the state-required amount of liability insurance: $25,000/person and $50,000/collision. If your personal auto insurance policy or credit card company does not cover rental cars, then you are required to purchase liability insurance directly from the rental car company. The rental car company’s insurance will cover all authorized drivers, including any travel companions who may operate the rental vehicle.

Contact an Atlanta Rental Car Accident Attorney at Gilormo Injury Law for Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Rental Car Accident

Accidents involving rental cars are typically complex, involving any number of other parties. If you or a loved one is injured, seriously injured, or even killed in a rental car accident, our Atlanta rental car accident lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law can help guide you through the complexities and fight to secure the compensation you’re entitled to. We serve clients in all of Greater Atlanta, including Roswell, Canton, and Cumming.  To schedule a free consultation, contact us today.

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