Many individuals get injured in accidents with Thrifty cars
and do not need how to proceed. It is necessary that you understand that an accident with a Thrifty vehicle may result in a drawn out claim, especially if there are troubles with the insurance company. You will usually have to file a lawsuit against the driver of the Thrifty rental car
, but there are times when you can sue the company for negligence. You could take legal action if Thrifty did not properly inspect vehicles before sending them off with customers or if the representatives allowed someone to rent a car who was not legally allowed to (such as an individual under the age of 21 or someone without a valid driver’s license or auto insurance policy). If you were injured in an accident with a rental vehicle
, our attorneys at the Downtown LA Law Group
will help you understand how to sue Thrifty
and get the compensation you deserve.
Thrifty Car Accident Causes and Injuries
A car accident may happen
for any number of reasons. The driver could be new to the area and have taken a rental to get familiar with the streets, or it could be a family on vacation – the majority of individuals using rental cars are tourists and may not be too careful with the vehicles, after all. The rental car drivers may be looking around for the right street and crash into the rear of a vehicle, or they may not be paying attention and proceed through a light and broadside another vehicle.
No matter what the circumstances of the accident, if you were involved in a crash with a Thrifty rental vehicle
, you should look for financial compensation if possible.
Some other causes of rental car accidents include:
- Tired driving
- Drunk driving
- Careless driving
- Turning without signaling
- Turning into crosswalks or on red lights when not safe
- Turning across oncoming traffic
- Ignoring right of way laws
- Failing to yield
- Improper merging on the freeway
The accidents can result in a slew of injuries, including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck and spinal cord damage
- Herniated and slipped discs
- Closed head injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Sprains and strains
- Dislocations and fractures
- Torn muscles and ligaments
- Nerve damage
- Facial injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Puncture wounds
- Paralysis and quadriplegia
- Severed limbs and digits
- Knee and hip injuries
If you are in need of a Thrifty rental car accident lawyer, call our firm at once. We’ll walk you through the legal process of filing a lawsuit and will be glad to answer any questions you have about accidents with rental vehicles
What You Need to Sue Thrifty
If you plan to sue Thrifty for damages
resulting from a rental car accident, you should have ample evidence to support your claim. Immediately following an accident, it is important that you go to the hospital or health center as quickly as possible. If you take too long, the insurance agent can throw your claim out and state that you were hurt elsewhere. You may wish to cal the paramedics to get evaluated at the scene, as they can usually find any damages that may be hidden or take a while to show up because of a delay or because of adrenaline masking the pain.
You will also need hard evidence of your damages. This can include pictures and videos of your injuries, medical notes and receipts, doctor’s notes, pictures of the damage to the cars, pictures of the scene of the accident, and more. This will prevent the other party from outright lying about the extent of some of the damages.
You can interview eyewitnesses and bystanders and collect their statements
and testimonies to help you show who was at fault in the incident.
If the police showed up to the incident, you can ask them for a copy of the police report once it has been finalized.
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It is highly recommended that find a skilled attorney with experience in Thrifty car rental services
. You may not have the necessary legal knowledge to pursue a claim, and it can be very difficult to set aside the necessary time and all for a lawsuit.
To sue, you will need evidence that you were victim of negligence. There are four points that must be proven when you are filing a personal injury lawsuit. You must have been owed a duty of care that was breached in some way, which then resulted in physical injuries. If you were not physically hurt, you won’t be able to receive compensation for medical expenses.
For the best chance of winning your deserved damages, call us at (888) 649-7166
. We will show you how to sue Thrifty auto rental agency and will work with you to win your claim.
Statute of Limitations to File a Car Accident Lawsuit
In the State of California, victims of car accidents
have 2 years from the date of the injury to file a claim against the responsible party’s insurance company. The two year limit is in place to ensure that claims are swiftly handled and do not take too long; it is also fair for both parties, as key evidence will not be subject to degradation, memories will not be foggy, and the expenses won’t already be paid off.
There are situations in which the statute of limitations can be extended, however. If a defendant is not present in the state, he cannot be sued, and the deadline would be lengthened to match the time he is absent. Further, you may have been injured in the accident left mentally or physically unable to file a claim, so your statute would not begin until you return to functioning and able health. You also may not have been over the age of 18 at the time of the accident, which would cause your statute of limitations to not begin until you turn legal age.
If you need help determining how much time you have left to sue Traffic for a rental car accident
, contact our lawyers
at once. We’ll help you figure out the time frame for your claim and will handle your case for you so you won’t have to worry about a single deadline. We will make sure your case is filed well within the time limits.
Restitution for a Rental Car Accident
Victims of rental car accidents should be aware that they can receive various forms of compensation for their damages and injuries. You should pursue legal action if you were hurt because of another driver’s negligence; the target of your lawsuit may vary, but regardless, you should shoot for the maximum settlement available to you. Our Thrifty rental car accident attorneys will work to secure you the following forms of restitution:
- Medical expenses for your surgery costs, ambulatory transportation, hospitalization fees, physical therapy sessions, medication and prescriptions, and future medical treatments
- Missed income from the past and future if you were not able to go to work because of the accident and your resulting injuries
- Property damage to any personal items and to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering damages for PTSD, anxiety, fear, emotional scarring, mental anguish, and more
- Wrongful death damages if a family member or loved one passed away in the incident; expenses include funeral and burial costs, loss of inheritance, loss of savings, loss of consortium, pre-death medical bills, pre-death pain and suffering, and more
You may be able to receive punitive damages if the responsible driver were particularly negligent or if he tried to intentionally harm. Punitive damages are additional forms of monetary compensation meant to punish the defendant and prevent him from acting the same way in the future. These damages are purely monetary and take the place of jail time as punishment. They are usually viewed as excessive or harsh by many judges and juries, though, and as a result, only a skilled lawyer will be able to win them for your case.
Get started today by calling (888) 649-7166.
Don’t let Thrifty or a responsible rental car driver get away with not paying you for your rightful restitution from a car accident. Contact a Thrifty rental car accident lawyer
today for more assistance.
The Firm for You
Our team of attorneys at the Downtown LA Law Group
has years of experience handling car accident claims against Thrifty
. WE know how to win your case and promise to work relentlessly to bring you every dime you deserve after an accident. We will aggressively hunt for your rightful restitution – if we need to go to court to preserve you rights, we are willing to do so.
Call our firm today for a free legal consultation with an expert attorney. All of our consultations are confidential and none of your private information will be shared elsewhere. You can ask us anything you wish and we will help you understand how the legal process will unfold. If you wish to hire us to sue Thrifty for your damages, we will also give you our zero fee guarantee, which will prevent you from spending any money during the claim. We will cover all the costs o the case, and if we win, we will have our fees covered by taking a portion of the settlement as provided by Thrifty. If we lose, we do not get paid anything at all, and we will suffer the losses from the case while you walk away debt-free to our firm.
With the Downtown LA Law Group, you will never have to worry about unfair representation. We will dedicate ourselves to you and your claim. Contact our offices today
to get help from a Thrifty rental car accident attorney.