How To Sue AdvantageIn most cases, you cannot sue Advantage for an accident involving one of their rental cars. In the majority of cases, the responsible driver will be the target of the lawsuit. He ay have been speeding, driving while drunk, tailgating, running red lights and stop signs, or behaving in another similarly reckless manner. However, the company can be held responsible in two ways. For one, every individual that rents a vehicle must be over the age of 21 and have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance policy. A representative may choose to ignore that someone has no license to get a sale, or he may not double check to see that someone’s policy is up to date. If such an individual is allowed to rent a vehicle, Advantage will be held responsible for any accidents and injuries. reach out to our firm.
What To Do After An Accident With An Advantage Rental CarIt is important that you follow these steps after getting into an accident with an Advantage rental car. For one, you will be kept safe, but you will also have ample evidence for your claim and you will be adequately prepared for when you take legal action.
Find out more about how we can help you. CHAT LIVE with a representative now.Firstly, get medical attention from the paramedics or go to the emergency room if you were severely hurt. You should get treated at once so that you can make sure you are not in danger of permanent damage. Further, if you wait too long between the accident and the treatment, the insurance agent can claim that you were hurt elsewhere. Some injuries are masked by adrenaline or do not show up immediately, so you should see a team of healthcare professionals to check your potential damages. You should also document this trip and take down any medical notes, doctor’s requests, treatment summaries, and more. You should keep the receipt from the hospital, as well.
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.Lastly, you should hire an attorney who knows how to file lawsuit against Advantage. You may not have any legal experience at all, and filing a claim against a company or an individual after an accident with a rental car can confuse you. It is best to leave the lawsuit up to a firm with ample experience, and our lawyers are here to help.
Statute Of Limitations For Car Accident ClaimsIf you were involved in a car accident, you only have 2 years following the date of the injury to take legal action against the responsible party, whether it is Advantage or a singular driver. This statute is in place to ensure that claims are handled quickly and efficiently. The sooner you file a claim, the better preserved the evidence will be. Your witnesses will not have foggy memories and the damages won’t have been paid off. All injuries will be relatively fresh, as well. In the event that you miss the two-year deadline, you will not be able to pursue compensation in the future and you will not get any restitution for your injuries. It should be known that there are ways for you to extend the statute of limitations. If you were underage at the time of the incident, your statute would begin when you turn 18 years old. If you were injured in such a way that you were left incapacitated, such as in a coma or severely emotionally distressed, you would not have to adhere to a deadline until you return to functioning health. Further, the defendant must be present in the state, and if he leaves, the time limit would start counting down from the date he returns.
Restitution From A Lawsuit Against AdvantageOur team of expert lawyers with experience in rental car traffic accidents can help you receive the necessary coverage for your accident. As a victim of an incident with an Advantage rental vehicle, you should not be expected to cover certain debts and expenses that were attributed to you after the crash. Your restitution will be determined by an insurance agent representing the responsible party. He will measure how negligent you were in the crash to determine if you contributed to the incident in any way; if you partially caused the incident, you won’t be given as large of an offer. Additionally, and most importantly, he will consider your injuries; if they were particularly severe or had a lasting and large impact on your job and daily life, your case value would increase. By the same token, damages that were marginal or minor would likely cause your case’s overall worth to diminish. You may be able to secure the following types of payment from Advantage after a crash:
- Medical expenses (surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy sessions) and future medical treatments
- Lost income from work and lost wages from missing future days
- Property damage to your vehicle and anything you owned that was also lost or in need of repair after an incident
- Pain and suffering (emotional scarring, PTSD, anxiety, fear, and psychological distress)
- Wrongful death damages if a family member or loved one died n the incident (funeral and burial costs, pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of expected savings, loss of expected inheritance)
- Punitive damages, which are handed out in times of gross negligence or an intentional harm, but they are seldom awarded and can only be won by skilled lawyers
Learn more about your legal options by chatting with a representative now.