If you have been injured in an accident with a large rental truck, such as a U-Haul, Penske, or Budget moving truck, your case will be complicated. These trucks are huge, but drivers are not required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or any special training, and most are not qualified to drive them. The rental companies are notorious for cutting corners on repairs and maintenance to save money. It’s a combination designed for disaster.
Rental truck accident cases are complicated by insurance issues. You need the help of an experienced accident attorney who understands these complex cases. Robbins Law, PC, is here for you if you were injured in an accident involving a U-Haul or other rental truck.
If the rental truck driver was at fault, you may be seeking compensation from their personal insurer or from supplemental insurance they purchased from the rental company. If they had their own insurance, they would not have been required to purchase additional insurance but may have chosen to. If they were relying on their personal policy, you may run into problems. Some personal auto policies specifically exclude rental trucks from coverage.
Depending on the circumstance, you may be able to recover compensation from the rental company, if the driver was not covered. In other circumstances, you may need to turn to your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Even in accidents that initially appear to have been caused by driver negligence, an underlying mechanical failure may be to blame. U-Haul and other rental companies are notorious for using old trucks that are in disrepair. They do it to save money. The rental company can be held liable its negligence caused or contributed to your accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident with a U-Haul truck or another rental vehicle, in Georgia, Robbins Law, PC, is here to protect your rights and help you recover the full compensation you deserve. Please, give us a call at 800-772-5555 or email us today and schedule your free consultation.