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In May, 2017 we were rear ended by two boys from Denmark in…

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In May, 2017 we were rear ended by two boys from Denmark in a car rented from Hertz. Our car was a rental also. The boys are back in Denmark. Hertz refuses to pay and our insurance is demanded is submit our $500 deductible. Police report shows we were not at fault. Hertz was in error by renting the car to underage driver. We should not be forced to pay $500 and lose $250 which we incurred in expenses because of the accident. Our carrier is threatening legal action against us to collect deductible. Please advise what our options are.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a Danish lawyer about this?

No way. Cannot afford that. Our insurance company should be going to bat for us.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

We have sent all police reports, statements, etc. to both insurance companies. We spoke to Sedgewick, which insured our rental car.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The accident took place in Port Clinton, OH, USA.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Personal Injury Law
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Personal Injury Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 4 months ago
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Personal Injury Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 4 months ago

If Hertz is denying liability, you would need to sue Hertz for failing to verify the age of the Danish renters and giving them a car to rent, even though they were underage.

If you can prove their negligence led to your damages then you will prevail and the court will award the damages proximately caused by Hertz's negligence.

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