Rental Car Accident
California is one of the most visited stats in USA, it is visited by millions of tourists and visitors every year. These visitors rely heavily on rental cars for their travel needs. The tourists rent cars to drive around, but unfortunately they are not familiar with the area, its local sightseeing attractions etc. Tourists from other countries may also not be aware about the traffic laws of the country. They may not be comfortable driving the latest cars with new technology. It may be difficult for them to drive a new vehicle and also manage and adjust the side-view mirrors, the seat positioning, GPS and radio controls etc.
The above mentioned reasons can make the situation vulnerable and the visitors may end up getting involved in rental car accidents.
Rental car accidents in California can occur generally under two circumstances, fault of the rental car driver or fault of another car’s driver.
Millions of cars are rented by visitors each year, whereby increasing the risk of rental car accidents in the state. If you or your family member has been involved in a rental car accident, contact our team of expert lawyers at Khashan Law for a free, confidential consultation.
Causes of Rental Car Accidents in California
- Visitors or tourists driving a rental car are not aware about the traffic rules and roads of the area they are visiting.
- Distracted driving like texting, calling, checking GPS etc. while driving.
- Drinking under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Poor driving conditions like heavy fog, rain, damaged street lights, roadworks etc.
- Failure in maintaining and inspecting the car on a regular basis by the rental agency.
- Defective tires or brakes.
Parties liable for a Rental Car accident, California
Driver – Irrespective of whether the car involved in an accident is a rental car or a privately owned car, the basic rule for car accident in California is that the driver of the car which was responsible for the accident will be liable for paying the victim for damages and injuries. Even if a personw as driving a rental car, the law is the same and the driver will be held responsible for the accident.
Rental Car Company – In a few cases, the rental car company can be held liable to pay for damages and injuries in rental car accidents. The rental car company will be liable if:
- They rented an automobile which was defective or malfunctioned. And the defect in the car resulted in the accident.
- They rented their car to an individual who did not have the required documentation and authority to drive a car in the country.
An experienced lawyer can investigate the case and help in determining the liable parties for the rental car accident. Khashan Law is a respected name in the legal field and has a strong reputation for protecting the rights of victims injured in car accidents. Our team of lawyers are willing to assess your case and guide you how to go about fighting for a compensation. If you are looking for a free legal consultation, contact us at (951) 461-2387. All our consultations are private and confidential.
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