Alamo Rental Car Accident
Car accidents are very common and almost everyone would have been involved or witnessed a car accident at least once in their lifetime. However some cases are different and may give rise to some uncommon circumstances after the accident. For example if an individual has been involved in a crash with a rental car, they may not be aware about whether they need to sue and file for damages against the driver or rental car company. Companies like Alamo are into the business of renting cars to customers looking for an alternate mode of transport. Either because their vehicle is damaged and needs repairs or because they are tourists or visitors of the town, and need vehicles for commuting purpose. Many such rental car drivers have crashed with other vehicles or pedestrians and number of people have been injured or lost their lives in these accidents. If you or your family member has been a victim of an Alamo Rental car accident, we at Khashan Law are here to help you handle your lawsuit against Alamo.
A rental car agency like Alamo needs to follow certain guidelines while renting out their cars. Some of the specific laws which govern rental car agencies are:
- The person renting the car should be over the age of 21
- The renter should possess his/her driver’s license and auto insurance
- The rental car company is required to provide a collision coverage waiver, which specifies that in case of an accident, collision damage caused to the car will be handled by the rental car company’s insurance company. This coverage doesn’t include liability, or physical harm or injuries.
Unfortunately a number of times people who rent these cars drive Many times, individuals who rent these cars may drive more recklessly as they are aware that they cannot be held completely responsible for the damage to the car. This can lead to an increase in the number of rental car accidents, as people know that they cannot be held as responsible as they would have been in case of their own personal car accident.
Parties liable for an Alamo rental car accident
A person renting a car may purchase a collision damage to protect himself, however the purchased collision damage cannot guarantee that all the damages would be covered. Victims of an Alamo rental car accident may wish to sue Alamo and hold is responsible for the accident. However a rental car company cannot be sued if the accident was caused due to the negligence of the driver.
However, if one can prove that the accident was a result of a faulty or ill-maintained vehicle then the victim can sue Alamo for the car accident. The company is responsible for maintain the car and its parts, it is supposed to service it regularly and also inspect the car after each trip completed. Also if one can prove that Alamo allowed a person below age 21 or person without valid license etc. to drive, they can be held responsible for the accident. To get more information on how to handle an Alamo rental car accident, contact us at (951) 461-2387. Our team of experienced lawyers at Khashan Law will help you and guide you with the legal proceedings.
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