Does Hertz Provide Insurance For Rental Cars?Hertz provides protection plans for its customers when they rent vehicles. These protection plans vary in comprehensiveness and price. The most common plan that renters purchase is a collision damage waiver, which frees the renters from the responsibilities of paying for aesthetic damage to the car. There is also insurance available to help recoup any lost property, for instance. More costly plans will protect you and your passengers in case of any third-party accidents, while others will provide medical coverage and coverage for loss of life. However, bear in mind that the majority of Hertz accident cases will not involve the company at all, but only the rental driver. This is because the company is seldom specifically or partially responsible for the accident, and thus, will not be a target for a lawsuit. The renter’s insurance company will instead be the target of the claim and the provider of any settlements.
How Do Rental Car Accidents Happen?A large amount of rental car accidents happen simply due to inattention by the drivers. Many drivers in general are guilty of speeding, tailgating, turning without signaling, ignoring right of way laws, and running stop signs and red lights. However, rental car drivers may have a higher tendency t look at their phones and GPS devices while driving because they are unfamiliar with the area. They may also be trying to coordinate plans with people, look up information, or call places to see if they are open for business. Those in Hertz rental cars may not be familiar with the roads, which can cause many crashes. Sharp turns, sudden curves, hidden driveways, inadequate lighting, knowledge of traffic patterns, stoplight tendencies, and more can all contribute to an accident. There may be certain issues that are outside of the driver’s control, though, such as adverse weather and vehicle defects. In the event of a Hertz rental car accident, contact us to speak with an attorney to get started n filing your lawsuit.
What Are Common Hertz Car Accident Injuries?Car accident injuries are among the most devastating damages that you can suffer. We have seen many types of injuries, some of which have been permanent and have perpetually affected individuals in all areas of life. A few of the injuries you can receive in rental car accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal cord damage
- Knee and hip injuries
- Severed limbs and digits
- Nerve damage
- Torn muscles
- Internal organ damage
- Crushing injuries
How Can I Sue Hertz?You can only sue Hertz in a few situations. Usually, if a rental car hits you, you must file a lawsuit against the driver and the driver alone. However, if the agent rented a vehicle to someone who was not over the age of 21 or had a valid driver’s license or proof of insurance, Hertz could be held responsible. Hertz may also be held accountable if they do not check the cars in between rental periods. Vehicles that have not been adequately inspected may have numerous issues with them, such as broken brakes and engine troubles. If an accident happens because an agent or mechanic did not inspect a rental car, then Hertz can be sued for the ensuing damages.
What Should I Do If I Get Into An Accident With A Rental Car?If you were in an accident with a Hertz rental car, you should take care to follow these steps to have the best chance of success with a lawsuit and to stay safe immediately afterward. You are always welcome to call us for more information on any step. Firstly, it is important that you go to the hospital or see paramedics about medical treatment. I you do not get medical help,the insurance agent can say that you were likely hurt elsewhere. Further, some of your injuries may not show up immediately or they may not be apparent to you because of the adrenaline from the accident. Healthcare professionals can catch these injuries and treat them.
How Much Is My Hertz Car Accident Claim Worth?Your Hertz rental car accident lawsuit may be worth a fair amount of compensation. You could earn anywhere between $20,000 and $1,000,000 for your damages. Our team of attorneys can make sure that you receive ample restitution, including coverage for the following:
- Medical expenses, including surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication, and future treatments
- Lost income from the past and future
- Property damage to your vehicle and other personal items that were lost or broken in the accident
- Pain and suffering damages for fear, anxiety, PTSD, emotional scarring, psychological trauma, and more
- Wrongful death damages if a family member or loved one died as a result of his injuries from the incident, which may include funeral and burial costs, loss of consortium, loss of relations, loss of expected savings and inheritance, pre-death medical bills, pre-death pain and suffering, and more