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Types of Rental Truck Accidents
Rental truck accidents in Florida are more common than you might believe. People rent trucks every day to move items across town, to another part of the state, or to another part of the country. Those people may have never driven a rental truck in their life. They probably have never driven a vehicle that size before now. These drivers do not have the experience necessary to handle large vehicles. This often results in rental truck accidents.
In addition to inexperienced drivers, you also have the same types of mistakes that cause other motor vehicle accidents. Distracted drivers, reckless driving, driving under the influence, speeding, and other traffic violations.
In some cases, a rental truck accident may not be caused by driver error. The rental truck may have a mechanical problem that the driver is unaware of at the time of the rental. If repairs were made to the truck, the repairs may be faulty. A rental truck accident may be out of the control of the driver in these circumstances.
Who Pays For My Bills In A Rental Truck Accident?
Rental truck accidents in Florida are complex personal injury cases. Many areas of law are involved in these types of accident lawsuits. In most cases, the person who rented the vehicle has signed a release and waiver of liability holding the rental company harmless for any damages or injuries in an accident involving the rental truck.
An experienced rental truck accident attorney must review the documents to determine if you have a cause of action against the rental company in addition to the driver. If the rental company failed to maintain the vehicle and that is the reason for the accident, the waiver of liability may not stand up in court. Some terms and conditions contained in the waiver may not be legally enforceable.
There are many different legal scenarios that can occur in a rental truck accident. For that reason, it is in your best interest to contact a West Palm Beach rental truck accidents attorney as soon as possible if you have been injured in an accident with a rental truck. An experienced attorney will be able to maximize your chance of receiving compensation for your injuries.
Contact Our Office For A Free Case Evaluation
Call Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey& Fronrath at (561) 655-1990 or (800) 654-2024 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your right to receive compensation for your injuries from a rental truck accident.