West Palm Beach Rental Car Accidents Attorney
This West Palm Beach Rental Car Accident attorney represents clients who have been involved in rental car accidents anywhere in the State of Florida. Although no one anticipates being involved in an accident with a rental car, it is important to be aware that such crashes happen at a higher rate than accidents involving many other types of vehicles. There are several reasons why this is true, but one of the most important is that rental car drivers are typically unfamiliar with their rental vehicle and the area being navigated.
When you are injured in a rental car accident, unfortunately you will not be able to prosecute the rental car company just because it owned the rental car. This is due to 49 U.S.C. 30106 (otherwise called the “Graves Amendment”). This Federal law states that, if a car accident is caused by the driver of a rental vehicle, then the rental car company will not be vicariously liable.
Vicarious liability is a legal term which states that the owner of a vehicle will usually be liable for any accidents caused by his or her vehicle. This is because a motor vehicle is generally known to be an instrumentality capable of causing severe injuries. Since this is the case, the law usually holds a vehicle owner accountable for lending his or her vehicle to someone who carelessly causes injuries to someone else.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in any kind of rental car accident anyplace in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County or South Florida), contact Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Mr. Quackenbush will work on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless he wins compensation for you. Discuss your case with an experienced attorney like Mr. Quackenbush and let him take care of rest.Assistance to the Injured Offered by This West Palm Beach Rental Car Accident Lawyer
The above mentioned “Graves Amendment” law bars vicarious liability claims against car rental companies for severe injuries caused by their clients, except if it can be proven that the company's carelessness or actions somehow contributed to those injuries. So, rental car companies can be liable for car accidents caused by drivers of their vehicles in certain scenarios.
For example, the rental car company will be liable for accidents caused by its vehicle if there is genuine carelessness on the part of the rental car company. If, for example, the rental car company did not accurately maintain one of its vehicles and that vehicle was involved in a car accident due to its malfunctioning, then the rental car company can be held responsible for injuries caused in the car crash. Another example would be if the rental car company didn’t do accurate background checks and rented a vehicle to an escapee or someone without a driver’s license.This Palm Beach County Rental Car Crash/Wreck Attorney Answers Questions Regarding Rental Accidents
When a driver rents a car, the rental car agent will usually ask if the driver wants to buy insurance on the vehicle being rented. Rental companies typically offer different types of coverage. If the driver of the rental car did not buy insurance through the rental car company, then his or her own personal insurance might cover you for your injuries. Mr. Quackenbush can assist you to figure out what type of insurance the driver of the rental car carried.
Conversely, if at the time of the accident you were in a rental car and, when you rented the vehicle, you had purchased insurance from the rental car company (or you were a passenger in a rental car and the operator at the time the car was rented purchased insurance from the rental car company), then you might be able to recover compensation from the rental car insurance company. If you didn’t buy insurance from the rental car company at the time the vehicle was rented, then you might be able to recover compensation from your own personal automobile insurance. Of course, this will depend on the kind of automobile insurance you carry.Call this South Florida Rental Car Collision Law Firm for a Free Consultation Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a rental car accident anyplace in Palm Beach County (including Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Wellington), an experienced rental car accident attorney from our firm like Mr. Quackenbush can help you obtain financial compensation for your suffering. He will review the details of your claim and will work to protect your legal rights and obtain the outcome you deserve.
Call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 for a free, no-obligation consultation. He takes cases on a contingency basis, which means that you do not have to pay any attorney’s fees until he wins compensation for you.