Does Advantage Offer Rental Insurance?Advantage, like other rental car agencies, offers insurance plans to its customers. The most common plan is the damage or collision waiver, which frees you from cosmetic damage to the vehicle if you are involved in an accident. If you are inclined to do so, you can purchase additional insurance that will protect you from liability and will provide medical coverage. It is important that you understand any agreement that you sign. More often than not, individuals will sign a contract that they did not read and will be unable to collect compensation. They may only purchase a collision waiver and suffer broken bones, but Advantage will no part or responsibility to the bills.
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.For more information on rental car insurance and what you would be covered under, reach out to our firm today.
What Are Causes Of Car Accidents?Car crashes can happen for any number of reasons, some of which are attributed to the negligent action of other drivers. For example, drivers may be driving drunk or tired, running red lights and stop signs, speeding in residential areas and on the freeway, ignoring right of way laws, and more. These drivers are usually at high risk of accidents. Other reasons that car accidents can happen include adverse weather (sleet, fog, rain, snow, and more), street and road defects (potholes, sudden curves, hills, and more), and vehicle defects (engine trouble, brake failure, broken lights, and more). You should always be a defensive driver and take care to observe all of your surroundings when you’re on the road. However, we know that some accidents happen regardless of how much care you take. You may be sitting at a red light waiting for it to turn green only for a car to barrel into you from behind. Our expert lawyers will be able to help you sue Advantage if you were hurt in a car crash with a rental vehicle.
What Are Common Car Accident Injuries?Millions of people are hurt each year in car accidents. The injuries can range from mild to severe, even life-threatening. Some of the damages can occur at high speeds in head-on collisions and others can result from moderate rear-end crashes. No matter what, it is important that you get emergency treatment for your injuries so you can stay healthy. Some of the injuries we have seen include:
- Torn muscles
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Knee and hip injuries
- Herniated and slipped discs
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severed limbs and digits
- Crushing injuries
- Puncture wounds
- Injuries from glass and plastic
How Do I File A Claim Against Advantage?If you want to know how to sue Advantage car rental agency for injuries suffered from a car crash, you can call our firm for help. You will need a qualified lawyer on your side to successfully sue a company like Advantage. In order to do so, you must prove that Advantage was negligent in some way. Advantage cannot be held responsible if you were merely in a car crash that happened to involve an Advantage-owned vehicle. Instead, Advantage must have done something or contributed in some way to the accident. This can happen in a few different ways. All Advantage locations must adhere to state rules and regulations for renting vehicles. This means that only individuals who have valid driver’s licenses, valid insurance coverage, and who are over the age of 21 can rent vehicles. If an Advantage representative allows an individual to rent a car who does not fit one of these standards, then the company can be held liable for any ensuing accidents. Additionally, Advantage needs to inspect all cars that are returned to the company before allowing another customer to drive them. This is because any amount of wear and tear can have a negative impact on the car, and some damages may not be external at all. The defects or problems can escape the naked eye. If Advantage provides a car that has issues to a customer, the company will be on the hook for the subsequent damages. If you wish to file a claim against Advantage, you should have ample evidence to back up your case. This can include the following:
- Photos and videos of your injuries
- Pictures of the damage to the vehicle
- Pictures of the scene of the accident
- Medical notes and bills from the doctor after you got any kind of treatment (always get medical treatment as quickly as possible to prevent further injuries from developing and to ensure that the insurance agency cannot claim that you were hurt in another incident days later)
- Contact information from the other driver who hit you
- A copy of the bill from Advantage and credit card or bank statements showing you paid for the rental car if you were driving one
- Eyewitness reports and testimonies from passengers or bystanders
- Copy of the police report if the police showed up to conduct an investigation
Learn more about your legal options by chatting with a representative now.
How Long Is The Statute Of Limitations For An Advantage Lawsuit?In California, you only have 2 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party for your injuries. If you do not file a lawsuit within this 2 year time frame, you will not be able to pursue any restitution in the future. It is recommended that you always file a claim as quickly as you can. Not only will this help you get your money faster and all those debts cleared up in an acceptable amount o time, but it will also preserve your evidence. If you speak with our attorneys, we’ll be able to help you determine if there are any exceptions that can be applied to your case. A few exceptions include your age (minors do not have to adhere to the statute until they turn 18 years old), your mental or physical health (incapacitation can cause the time limit to be extended), and the presence of the defendant (if he left the state, the statute would be extended to match the date he returned). It may be confusing to try and follow all the specific dates for your lawsuit, especially if you cannot pinpoint certain days when injuries sprang up. Our expert lawyers will be glad to handle your claim for you.
What Can I Receive In A Lawsuit Against Advantage Rental Agency?You may be able to earn a few different kinds of compensation if you plan on suing Advantage rental agency for a car accident. Our lawyers will do all we can to bring you the maximum compensation available under the law. As a victim, you should not be expected to cover various expenses that otherwise would not have racked up if it weren’t for the negligent action of another party or Advantage. We will negotiate the following for you:
- Medical expenses, such as surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, and future medical procedures
- Lost income from work from the past and future if you needed time to recover or for additional medical treatments
- Property damage if any of your personal belongings were lost or destroyed in the crash
- Emotional pain and suffering to cover the various mental traumas, psychological scaring, fear, anxiety, and PTSD that may have afflicted you after the crash