Countless people come to California and Los Angeles in particular to take in the sights that the Golden State has to offer. Many of these visitors choose to get around via a rental car. When rental car accidents happen in Los Angeles, most tourists are unaware of what to do next—who do I call first? What do I do about my injury? Will I have to stay in Los Angeles longer than I planned?
Thankfully the Los Angeles car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jacob Emrani know exactly what to do after you are in a car accident in a rental vehicle especially as it pertains to your rights. If you are injured in a car accident, or any type of accident, we consistently fight to ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve to get back on your feet financially. Trust our dedicated firm to always have your best interests in mind.
While car rental companies usually have insurance policies for things like car accidents, their insurance adjusters will do all they can to offer you the smallest settlement they can. California car rental companies don’t always offer protection or indemnification to renters through the rental agreement
After a Rental Car Accident in Los Angeles
- Contact emergency medical attention if you are injured
- Gather all the evidence you can as with any car accident
- Call the car rental company if you were the driver and ask about their policy
- Ask the rental company for a copy of all important information such as the rental agreement, their insurance coverage, and the accident report
- Speak to a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles to discuss your case
No matter what your car rental company’s policy is towards accidents, our car accident lawyer can petition the court to obtain damages which can cover your medical costs, lost wages from work, and emotional trauma.
Driving a rental or hit by a rental? Call Jacob and we can help!
You owe it to yourself to inquire as to whether or not you have liability coverage with your insurance company when it comes to car rentals. If you do, you likely will not need to purchase any through the rental company. Otherwise, choosing supplemental liability protection at the rental counter can be a hedge against serious financial stress in the event of an accident.
On the other hand, if you were injured by someone driving a rental, you may not be able to hold the rental company available unless the car was rented using a suspended license, which should be caught in the process of renting the vehicle.
Accidents involving rental cars in Los Angeles are much more complicated since the rental company is necessarily involved. Don’t attempt to handle an accident on your own, whether you were in the rental or not. The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani are ready to hold the negligent party or parties accountable and recover the financial damages you need.
Get in touch with our office today and set up your free case evaluation—(888) 952-2952!