Enterprise rents commercial-grade trucks for both personal and business use near Sandy Springs. Rental options from Enterprise include:
- Delivery truck or van rentals
- Box truck rentals
- Pickup truck rentals
- Cargo van rentals
- Stakebed truck rentals
Although the vehicles are commercial-level, that doesn’t mean the driver is a professional. Many people who rent from Enterprise are everyday drivers. They don’t hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or extra safe driving training, which increases the risk of an accident.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident with an Enterprise truck, it’s time to call a lawyer. Our Sandy Springs Enterprise truck accident lawyers can help. At John Foy & Associates, we’ve been helping injury victims for over two decades.
Our process starts with a free consultation. Contact us today to discuss your accident and your recovery options. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started.
Why Accidents Happen with Enterprise Rental Trucks
Most people don’t have much experience driving a large truck. Since Enterprise trucks can carry large loads, they’re often much bigger than the average pickup. Unfortunately, this is a recipe for disaster.
Enterprise truck accidents often happen because of driver negligence. Examples of negligence (or carelessness) include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
Trucks have much bigger blind spots compared to other vehicles. A rental truck driver might fail to see other drivers on the road or make careless mistakes at any time. This can lead to a severe or deadly accident.
A renter might also load a truck too much or incorrectly. Poorly-loaded cargo can cause a rollover accident. Or the contents might fall into the road and cause an accident with other drivers.
Enterprise Drivers Are Not Always at Fault
It’s true that rental drivers are often responsible for an accident. However, sometimes there are other details at play. Enterprise might try to blame driver inexperience for the accident. However, the company could hold some fault too.
Enterprise might be partially at fault because of:
- Renting trucks that are not fit to drive
- Neglected safety inspections
- Lack of truck maintenance or repairs
- Manufacturing defects that the company missed
Companies like Enterprise often get away with negligence that flies under the radar. For example, a truck might go way too long without proper maintenance. Or, the company could continue renting trucks that have too many issues.
If a truck has manufacturing defects, a manufacturer might be partially at fault. However, Enterprise is also responsible for inspecting vehicles for issues. If they know about a defect but do nothing, that’s a huge problem.
Proving Fault in an Enterprise Truck Accident Claim
There are four main parts to a negligence claim in Sandy Springs:
- Someone owed you a duty of care.
- That someone failed in their duty of care (meaning they were negligent).
- The negligence led to your accident.
- You suffered injuries and have damages from the accident.
Unfortunately, it’s tough to hold a rental truck company liable. The company has renters sign contracts that protect them in the case of an accident. You’ll usually need to pursue the driver and their insurance company.
There are cases where you can hold the company responsible, though. If you believe the company acted in bad faith, talk to your lawyer. They can determine if you might have a case against Enterprise and how successful it could be.
There are many moving parts to an Enterprise accident case. If you were injured in an accident with an Enterprise truck, call John Foy & Associates. We’ll examine your case and help you move forward. There is no charge unless we win your case, and the consultation is free. Call (404) 400-4000 to get started.
Getting Maximum Financial Recovery After an Accident
Rental trucks are enormous vehicles. If they get involved in an accident, the injuries can be severe. Victims can suffer injuries like:
- Head trauma
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Severe bruising or lacerations
Treatment can be lengthy, expensive, and incredibly stressful. A victim might need painful procedures or have to live with disabilities, scarring, or disfigurement. Meanwhile, these injuries can prevent someone from working as they could before—or at all. The aftermath of the accident might never fully go away.
You shouldn’t have to bear the costs of a collision that wasn’t your fault. You might be entitled to full compensation for your accident damages like:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Truck accident claims can total tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars—or more. If you were injured, you’ll need to know your compensation rights. Talk to a lawyer today about fighting for the maximum recovery possible.
If you lost a loved one in an Enterprise truck accident, you could have a wrongful death claim. Some family members can bring a case on behalf of a deceased loved one. Wrongful death damages can help family members cover costs and begin the healing process.
Don’t wait to begin working on your case today. You typically have two years from your accident to file a case. In some cases, you have less time. Reach out to an experienced lawyer to learn your legal options and how to get started.
Talk to a Sandy Springs Enterprise Truck Accident Lawyer
The size and weight of rental trucks can lead to devastating injuries and damages. Getting the financial recovery you deserve might feel impossible, but you have options. You’ll need to work with a legal professional who understands rental truck accident claims.
At John Foy & Associates, we represent accident victims in Sandy Springs and all throughout the Georgia area. Our attorneys are not afraid to “strong-arm” the insurance companies for the full recovery you deserve. We’ll take your case as far as necessary to uphold your rights.
Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation. We’ll answer your questions and discuss your options. Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for your free consultation.