A rental car is a popular way of getting around while on holiday, especially if it is being spent abroad. Occasionally, people suffer road traffic accidents with hire vehicles. If this happens while you are away, you may be able to make a holiday car rental accident claim. If you find yourself in this position, you could be doing yourself a huge favour by using the services of our holiday car rental accident experts.
You may be entitled to holiday car rental compensation if the hire vehicle you were driving was involved in an accident and you were injured. Also, if the hire car was not properly maintained and was faulty which resulted in an accident, you may also be able to claim for that. If a holiday car rental accident occurs, the police should be called out to the scene of the accident. It is also important to inform the car hire company as soon as possible
In order to make a holiday car rental accident claim, you should not have been responsible for the accident. You may have to prove that you were not liable, so statements from witnesses are always invaluable when making a claim. The police report will also be important, therefore the name of the investigating officer should be taken as their notes may also back your claim for compensation.
If possible, take photographs of the scene of the accident, the damage to your hire car and any other vehicles involved. If there are CCTV cameras in the area, their footage might also provide vital information. If you were not taken to hospital following the holiday car rental accident, arrange to see a doctor as soon as possible, especially on your return home. The medical notes on the extent of your injuries may help to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded if your claim is successful.
A successful holiday car rental accident claim will not only provide you with financial compensation for physical injuries, but also cover any other expenses. These could be medical costs if the injuries were suffered abroad, the cost of prescription charges in this country and loss of wages if you have to take time off work to recover. If you had to pay insurance excess after returning your damaged hire car, that can also be recovered.
Whether the accident happened on holiday here or abroad, you are advised to seek assistance from legal experts before making a claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have solicitors who have experience in dealing with car rental claims for anyone who has had an accident while on holiday.
If you have grounds for a claim, we will be able to represent you on a no win no fee* basis. This means that if the claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay us anything. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 in order to get your personal injury compensation claim started.