As anyone who has ever rented a car or van knows, you rely on the rental company to ensure the vehicle you’re driving is safe. We’re not talking about sweet wrappers all over the floor or a faulty stereo – we mean actual vehicle defects which could put the safety of you and your family at risk whilst on the road. If you’ve been injured in an accident whilst driving a hire car, perhaps you could claim dangerous rented vehicle compensation? There’s a three-year time limit which applies to all personal injury claims, and if you need any more advice on claiming, Accident Advice Helpline is here to make sure you have all the facts you need to make an informed decision before proceeding.
What caused your accident?
It may be that you’ve been involved in a collision and discovered the rental vehicle you were driving had not passed its MOT. The rental company could be held liable for your accident and ordered to pay you compensation – in fact they could even be prosecuted as it’s an offence to drive a vehicle on the road without a valid MOT certificate. Perhaps you noticed worn tread on your rental van tyres but thought nothing more of it until one of the tyres blew on the motorway, leading to your vehicle skidding and overturning.
You could suffer life-threatening injuries such as crush injuries, head injuries and facial lacerations which could affect the rest of your life; and it’s pretty clear you were not responsible for the accident. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence if a negligent rental company is liable for your injuries, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a claim for dangerous rented vehicle compensation, on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
Why make a claim?
It’s not just your pain and suffering you’re claiming compensation for. The aftermath of an accident can be a difficult time emotionally and financially for your family. You could suffer psychological injuries that leave you unable to drive, you may be unable to return to work and your whole family can be affected financially. When working out your personal injury settlement, Accident Advice Helpline will take into account all these factors, making sure that your settlement accurately reflects the impact your accident has had on your life now and in the future. So give us a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out today whether you have a viable claim – we’re waiting to help you.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton