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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Hire car claims


    Unfortunately hire car claims are an inevitable side effect of the growth in demand we have seen in recent years for renting vehicles. Car hire is popular, not only for the high degree of privacy and security it provides, but also because it offers unprecedented flexibility and convenience. It was, perhaps, a natural progression from using taxis, but the two coexist happily on the roads these days. However, there always remains a risk that you might become involved in an accident that results in injuries to one or more of any passengers who are with you in the vehicle. In such a situation, the passenger is legally entitled to demand compensation from the company from whom you hired the car. Hire car claims are not uncommon in the United Kingdom, due to the fact that accidents involving injury to passengers inevitably result in them seeking compensation for personal injury.

    The law is quite clear and simple regarding personal injury claims, which includes accidents involving hire cars. According to the provisions of personal injury laws in the UK, if you are injured in any way, through no fault of your own then the person or persons responsible become liable to pay compensation. As a company that has built up a reputation for providing excellent services to its clients in this field, we at Accident Advice Helpline have dealt with literally thousands of cases involving hire car claims. However, it has to be proven beyond reasonable doubt that your injuries were sustained as the result of an accident that was in no way your fault. In order to be sure that you stand the best chance possible of making a successful claim we strongly suggest that you allow one of our team of expert lawyers to represent you.

    Whenever you hire a car you are entitled to expect to be provided with a vehicle that is roadworthy and free of mechanical defects. It is not unreasonable to assume that the vehicle will perform faultlessly throughout the entire period you are renting it, but if something did happen; for example, the brakes failed and an accident occurred, which resulted in injury to you and anyone travelling with you, then you would be entitled to make a claim for compensation. The car hire company would obviously try to contest your claim and according to the law the onus would be on you to prove the accident was caused by their negligence. This is where the role of one of our Accident Advice Helpline legal advisers comes into play, because he or she will do everything possible to ensure you receive the level of compensation you deserve.

    Accident Advice Helpline has been in business for over fourteen years we specialise in personal injury claims. We employ a team of lawyers whose sole purpose is to help you, the customer, succeed in claiming the compensation you are entitled to. We deal with a wide range of personal injury claims, in addition to hire car claims. When you contact us you can rest assured that we are remarkably successful in whatever claims we are dealing with.

    Date Published: October 2, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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