It is absolutely unimaginable to think that untrained drivers get behind the wheel of five-ton vehicles to save on moving expenses, but it happens every day. While many of us have rented moving trucks or know someone who has rented a truck to move from Bradenton to Sarasota or from New York to Florida, the risks of rental trucks are huge. Sadly, those who rent moving trucks may never consider the potential dangers.

Because these trucks are minimally maintained, things can—and do—go wrong, involving many of the rental truck companies listed below:

  • Penske
  • Budget
  • U-Haul
  • Ryder
  • Mayflower
  • Atlas

Sadly, rental truck accidents can involve serious injuries and fatalities for those who rented the truck, passengers in the rental truck, drivers or passengers in other vehicles, or even pedestrians struck by rental trucks. The concern regarding rental trucks is twofold:

  1. Operator error – Because drivers have little to no training how to handle large trucks, they may lose control of the vehicle, not be able to bring the truck to a stop in time, or move over on a vehicle because they failed to realize their large blind spots.
  2. Mechanical malfunction – When a tire comes off a rental truck, brakes quit, or when engine problems or other issues occur, a truck can crash into those vehicles sharing the road with it.

If you have been injured in a crash caused by a rental truck in Sarasota, you may have a claim against the rental company or driver of the truck. However, rental truck accidents can be complex due to the parties involved, and you will need a lawyer on your side who knows how to stand up to the large rental company involved. Call the Mallard Law Firm for a free case consultation today at 888-409-3805.

Damian Mallard, Esq.
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