Given the extremely active tourist industry in Las Vegas, rental cars are extremely prevalent on roads in and around the Las Vegas strip. Rental cars, just like any other motor vehicles, are not exempt from being involved in (or causing) a serious motor vehicle collision on a Las Vegas roadway. If you suffer injuries in an accident that was caused by a negligent rental car driver, you might be eligible to bring a claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver. In addition, you might also have a valid legal cause of action against the rental car company that owned the vehicle.
Even in cases where you were partially at fault (i.e., less than 51 percent at fault under the State of Nevada’s comparative negligence law), you could still be eligible to pursue economic recovery against the at-fault driver and/or the car rental company. One of the best ways to increase your chances of obtaining full and fair compensation following a rental car accident is to contact an experienced Las Vegas car accident attorney at Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law as soon as possible.
Our knowledgeable legal team can bring the necessary claim or claims against all potentially responsible parties and can assist you throughout every step of the settlement and litigation processes. Give us a call today at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online for more information about how we could assist you.
To recover compensation arising out of a rental car accident, you must be able to demonstrate that the other driver was negligent. Specifically, you must show that the other driver owed you a duty to operate his or her vehicle safely, that he or she violated that duty (usually by breaking a traffic law), that the violation caused your accident, and that you suffered personal injuries and damages as a result.
In addition to at-fault drivers of rental vehicles, the rental car company itself could share in some or all of the liability for your accident. For example, the rental car company might have been negligent by renting the car to a driver who was underage or by negligently failing to maintain the involved vehicle in a proper manner.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that involved a rental car, you may be able to seek damages from the at-fault driver and/or the rental car company. Specifically, you could pursue compensation for the following damages:
Our experienced Las Vegas car accident attorney could assist you with proving the damages that you or your loved one needs to be whole again.
At Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law, our knowledgeable legal team will pursue every avenue of legal recovery to help you collect the compensation you need. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Las Vegas car accident attorney, call us today at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online today.
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