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Who Is Liable in a Rental Truck Accident?

 

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If you were injured in an accident with a rental truck, you may be wondering if you can file a claim against someone to get reimbursed for your damages. Unfortunately, doctors’ visits, tests, surgery, hospital stays, and physical therapy can add up quite quickly—especially while you are not working and losing wages. Because the accident was due to no fault of your own, you deserve to be reimbursed for those expenses and get compensated for your pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other losses.

In an accident involving a rental truck, there are typically three parties that could be held liable, including:

  • The driver of the truck – The driver who rented the truck might have been distracted, tired, or just not comfortable driving a truck. If he or she was negligent in any way, you could have a claim against the driver.
  • Insurance company – If the driver took out the appropriate insurance coverage, your claim might be against the insurance company involved.
  • Rental truck company – If the truck was not properly taken care of and a defect or lack of maintenance caused the accident, you may have a claim against the rental truck company for your damages.

Pursuing compensation after an accident with a rental truck can be complex, and needs to be handled by someone who knows how to stand up to the large trucking company and their insurance company. Contact a lawyer who knows what it takes to stand up to large trucking companies. Call us today for a free consultation at 888-409-3805.