ORLANDO, FL, January 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When you are involved in an auto accident
in a rental car, it is important that you contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible. Even if you have purchased additional insurance coverage from a rental car company, you need a car accident attorney to ensure you are treated fairly and provided the compensation you deserve.
What to Do After a Rental Car Accident
Following a rental car accident you will need to contact the police, your insurance company, and the rental car company. Make sure you do not admit fault to anyone you speak to.
You should also get as much information from others involved in the accident. This includes:
- Name, address, and phone number
- VIN and license plate number
- Driver's license number
- Insurance company, policy number, and coverage levels
Try to get the names and contact information from all witnesses as well. All of these things will be useful when you talk to your car accident attorney.
The rental car company and your insurance company may wish to send someone to the scene for photo documentation. This is fine, but you will want to get as many pictures on your own as you can. Try to include all damage to the rental car along with pictures of the surrounding environment. The more information you can provide your car accident attorney, the better able he will be to build a strong case on your behalf.
Know Your Rights
The rental car company and your own insurance company my try to discourage you from getting a car accident attorney. This is because they know that a car accident attorney will be able to fight for more compensation than they want to offer. Do not accept any offer from an insurance company until you have spoken to a car accident attorney. Only with experienced legal representation can you be sure you are not cheated out of the compensation you are due.
If you have been involved in an accident in a rental car around the Orlando area of Florida, please visit the website of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter
for more information about your rights at www.thefloridafirm.com
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