If you suffered injuries in a rental car accident in Madison, AL, you may have many questions about recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other damages. A Madison rental car accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm can help. Our personal injury team represents accident victims hurt by careless and reckless drivers in Madison and other areas of Alabama.
You can speak to a Madison car accident lawyer from our team for free. We provide complimentary case evaluations for accident victims. We want to ensure you understand your rights and legal options based on the facts of your collision case. We will discuss how we approach these cases and answer any questions you may have. Our lawyers can go to work with no upfront costs or fees.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC, Files Rental Car Accident Cases for Clients
At the Morris Bart law office, our attorneys can file a rental car accident claim on your behalf. We understand the nuances of these cases and will ensure we pursue compensation for additional considerations when necessary.
You can trust that our team will be committed to your case. We have a long history of success in many types of car accident cases. For more than 40 years, the Morris Bart law firm has helped clients recover damages. We have 15 offices and operate in four states. In 2021, we recovered compensation for over 5,800 clients.
The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency fee law office. This means we provide our clients with services and represent them with no upfront fees. We do not charge accident victims anything until we win their cases. Our attorney’s fees are a percentage of the settlement or court award. If we do not win, you will not pay attorney’s fees.
For a free legal consultation with a Rental Car Accident lawyer serving Madison, call 800-537-8185
Understanding What Happens After a Madison Rental Car Accident
At the Morris Bart law office, we know how insurance works in rental car crashes in Madison, AL. We can navigate your claim or sue the at-fault driver in your case. We handle these claims for those hurt by rental car drivers and those who were in a rental car when another driver hit them.
What Happens When a Rental Car Driver Causes a Crash?
When someone rents a car, there are usually three options for liability insurance. This includes:
- Coverage from your car insurance policy
- Purchasing a waiver from the rental car company
- Using coverage your credit card company provides
After a rental car driver causes a crash, our first order of business is often identifying their auto coverage. We can begin building a claim for our client only once we understand the insurance available.
What Happens When I Am in a Crash While Driving a Rental Car?
When someone else hits your rental car, you may be uncertain about what to do or how to handle the situation. First, let the rental car company know. Then, contact us. These claims work the same way as other traffic accident cases. The at-fault driver will likely be legally responsible for your injuries, expenses, and losses. However, there are additional considerations related to repairing the vehicle.
Damages Recoverable in a Madison Rental Car Collision Case
Our car accident attorneys seek compensation for our clients based on the expenses and losses they endured from the crash. Establishing a fair settlement value for the case first requires us to identify the damages they suffered. We handle this as part of investigating their accident.
Some common recoverable damages in a Madison car accident include:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Future care costs as needed for long-term injuries
- Income lost from all sources while you could not work
- Reduced ability to work and earn caused by lasting injuries
- Property damages, including car repairs
- Assorted related damages with receipts
- Pain and suffering and other intangible losses
If you were driving a rental car when your crash occurred, there are additional considerations related to the vehicle’s damage. Your Morris Bart law firm attorney understands the issues surrounding damage to a rental car in a Madison collision. We can ensure you seek the compensation necessary to prevent having to pay any of these expenses out of your own pocket.
Let Us Represent You in Your Madison Rental Car Accident Claim or Lawsuit
At the Morris Bart law firm, our attorneys understand how to navigate the claims process or take other steps to recover compensation for you. We take the steps needed to develop a strong case, including:
- Obtaining the accident report from the local police and getting related records
- Identifying and interviewing witnesses
- Seeking video or photographs of the crash
- Surveying the accident scene
- Consulting accident reconstruction specialists
- Calling in other experts as needed
- Requesting your relevant medical records
- Documenting your expenses and losses
Once we have evidence to show fault and liability and we understand the value of your case, we can demand compensation from the liable party’s insurer or sue the at-fault driver to pursue a just payout. Which option we use in your case will depend greatly on the circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all answer.
If we must pursue a lawsuit in your Madison collision case, Ala. Code § 6-2-38 sets a two-year deadline for most injured parties. However, exceptions could alter this deadline. You may have less time. Contact us today to ensure your right to sue remains protected.
Discuss Your Madison, AL, Rental Car Accident With Our Attorney for Free Today
Attorneys from the Morris Bart law firm assess accident cases for free. We discuss legal options with accident victims during complimentary consultations. If you were hurt in a crash involving a rental car in the Madison, AL, area, our team can help you understand your next steps and possibly take them on your behalf.
Contact us to get started with your free case evaluation today.
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