If you only need the use of a motor car every once in a while, it will make sense to avail yourself of the services of your local car hire firm rather than buy your own vehicle. If you only have occasion to use a car a couple of times a year, it won’t make financial sense to buy one and shell out road tax and car insurance. It will work out far cheaper to simply rent a vehicle as and when the need arises.
Aside from saving on running costs, doing things this way will mean that you will not be required to pay for the upkeep of a car. The company you hire a vehicle from will be fully responsible for making sure that any car you use is in full working order and poses no threat of causing you to suffer a whiplash injury in Bowness on Windermere as a consequence of an accident that was not in any way, shape or form your fault.
If a car you hired had a fault on it that caused you to suffer a whiplash injury in Bowness on Windermere as a result of an accident that was not your fault, there will be possibility that you might well be able to retain the services of a decent personal injury solicitor with a view to taking action against the company you hired that car from. You could be in line for a pay-out of several thousand pounds, depending on the severity of your whiplash injury of course.
Hire cars and a whiplash injury in Bowness on Windermere
Imagine that you had decided to take a car trip down to Cornwall for a week or two. You contact your local car hire firm to arrange a vehicle, feeling quite confident that doing so will not result in your suffering a whiplash injury in Bowness on Windermere as a result of an accident that was not your fault.
You pop down to pick your car up. Once you’ve filled in all the relevant paperwork and picked up the keys, you make you way to your car. It looks good. It’s well presented and clean and looks as though it will be a pleasant drive. No sooner than you’ve climbed into the car and secured your seatbelt, the airbag inexplicably goes off, smashing you in the face and throwing your head back.
Under these circumstances, you might be able to take action against either the car hire frim or the manufacturer of the car if you were to suffer a whiplash injury in Bowness on Windermere as a consequence. Call Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you might have a case.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014
Author: David Brown