Colorado Springs Rental Car Accident Attorneys
Colorado Springs is a destination for many tourists and travelers, as the region is known for its natural beauty. Many people coming to the area, whether to visit relatives, enjoy recreational activities at the Pikes Peak region, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, or one of the many other attractions, are using rental cars. It is inevitable that these vehicles are involved in collisions, particularly as the driver may be unfamiliar with driving on mountain roads, or highways and streets in a new area.
If you were driving a rental car and were in an accident or were hit by a driver operating a rental car, you have the right to pursue compensation when the other party was at fault.
Renting a vehicle always involves an offer of insurance. Many people choose to waive this option, as their auto insurance company covers them while driving a rental car. Always check the small print on your auto insurance, as the coverage may or may not be available to you. If you do choose the optional insurance offered by the rental company, you need to be sure you are covered if you are in a collision. Once again, the small print can cause a problem; the rental company may have the right to charge you rental if the vehicle is damaged and requires repairs, for the entire time the vehicle is unavailable to rent to other customers.
The facts in an accident have a significant impact on whether the rental company will accept liability. When it is established that the vehicle or its parts were faulty and contributed to an injury accident, the rental company may be held liable for the damages in a lawsuit.
If you were in a collision while driving a rental or were hit by the driver of a rented vehicle, and sustained injuries, seeking compensation for damages becomes an urgent matter. At The Bussey Law Firm, we take on rental car accident cases in Colorado Springs and beyond. We evaluate the details of the case, the insurances of the drivers involved in the crash, and pursue compensation from all liable parties. Our approach is focused, professional, and geared to achieve the most positive outcome.
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident involving a rented vehicle, follow these steps:
- Call emergency services if you or a passenger has been injured. Do not move a seriously injured person there is a risk of fire or explosion due to a gas leak.
- If you are able, exchange insurance information, and take pictures of the accident scene, any skid marks on the roadway, etc.
- If you are able, get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any eyewitnesses.
- Report the accident to your auto insurance company.
- Contact a leading personal injury attorney to manage all legal aspects of filing a claim and review your coverage, whether from the rental company, your auto insurance company, or a credit card company.
After an injury accident caused by the negligent driving conduct of another driver, you have the right to seek compensation for all damages. The types of compensation you are entitled to claim include the cost of medical care, lost income from work, lost or diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and others.
Mr. Bussey formerly served in the Air Force, and is a disciplined and focused litigator, and a nationally published author on legal strategies. You deserve legal representation from a qualified, experienced and respected Colorado Springs auto accident attorney with impressive legal skills and who is personally dedicated to you and your case.
Call us today at (719) 475-2555 for a free case consultation after a rental car accident.