When an accident occurs involving a rental car in Shreveport, it can be difficult to determine who is liable at first. But don’t worry – a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help. We can take action on your behalf no matter the circumstances, whether you were behind the wheel of a rental car or if a rental car hit you.
Call the Morris Bart law office in Shreveport today to learn more. We provide free consultations and work on contingency. You pay nothing unless we win. Just call (318) 553-5470 to get started.
How Insurance Coverage Works in an Accident with a Rental Car
If a person is driving a rental car and gets into an accident, their liability coverage should cover the costs of the accident. This is no different than if they were driving their own car when it happened. If you share fault for the accident and you have collision coverage, you’ll first have to pay your deductible, and then insurance will cover the rest.
Therefore, just like any other car accident, we can attempt to negotiate with the insurance company of the other party before filing a lawsuit – no matter whose car they were driving at the time. If our settlement negotiations fail, then we can take your case to court to recoup the damages you are owed.
For a free legal consultation with a Rental Car Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call 800-537-8185
Why Hire a Lawyer?
You are under no obligation to hire a lawyer, but you may be able to strengthen your case with a lawyer’s help. And what’s better is that, if you decide to hire Morris Bart, you pay nothing at all unless you win.
We will represent you on contingency, meaning we take our fees from the payout we can recover in your case. You get all the benefits that come with hiring a lawyer without having to stress over monthly bills.
We have the experience you need to pursue a fair settlement in your case. We also know the law and can apply it to your case in an effort to get you the fairest compensation award possible. We have experience handling rental car accidents, so you don’t have to worry about figuring out insurance or the claims process on your own.
A Lawyer Can Gather Evidence You May Not Have Access to
When you file a claim, you need to make sure you include everything you possibly can for the strongest case possible. Some of these things are either difficult or impossible to get without a lawyer’s help.
You can count on our lawyers at Morris Bart to do everything possible to get an accurate picture of your claim, including:
- Gathering the necessary documents and reports related to your accident
- Working with the rental car company to understand additional expenses
- Interviewing accident witnesses
- Enlisting the help of accident reconstruction experts
- Proving your losses and assigning a value to your case
Reach out to a Morris Bart lawyer today by calling (318) 553-5470.
We Can Pursue Damages on Your Behalf with Your Insurance Company
No one wants to have to deal with their insurance company after an accident. Insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying out on your claim because if they paid out on every claim, they’d go out of business.
That’s why we’re more than happy to fight this fight for you. An insurance claim is an efficient and effective way to secure financial recovery for our clients in many cases. We simply present the evidence we have against the other driver, then outline the damages you have suffered and a compensation value we believe is fair.
Damages we can incorporate into your claim include:
- Current and future medical expenses for injuries related to the accident
- Lost income and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Car repairs and diminished value of the vehicle
The Statute of Limitations in Your Rental Car Accident Case
Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492 limits how long you have to file a civil lawsuit in your rental car accident case. For personal injury lawsuits, the statute of limitations is only one year from the date of the incident.
Since outlining liability in these cases can be somewhat difficult, it could take several months or more to prepare your claim. If you’re already close to the one-year deadline, we may have no choice but to file a civil lawsuit right away to ensure your rights are protected.
Talk to an Attorney on Our Shreveport Accident Team Today
The Morris Bart law firm can help you seek the compensation you need to cover your losses and expenses following your rental car accident. Contact us for a free case review at (318) 553-5470.
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