The end of year holidays are the most anticipated holiday period of the entire year. Around this time, many Tennesseans travel back home to spend time with loved ones while others go off on vacations. There is also an influx of tourists driving in and out of the Volunteer State during the holidays.
Unfortunately, the increased number of motorists on the roads during the holiday season contributes to a high number of vehicle accidents. What's worse, the cold weather in Tennessee at this time makes it easier for accidents to occur.
In this post, we share tips on driving safely in Tennessee during the holidays, including how to prepare your vehicle for the colder roads and steps to take after a motor vehicle accident.
Whether you are on vacation or your car is in the shop, renting a car is a simple and affordable way to get around when you don't have a car. Of course, while you don't want to imagine that you will get in a car accident, particularly when driving a rental car, the fact is that being involved in an accident is an extremely common occurrence, particularly when rental cars are involved. Since rental car drivers usually aren't familiar with the vehicle they are driving, or the roads they are driving on, rental cars tend to have a higher collision rate per registered vehicle than non-rental cars. This makes it important that you are aware of the steps you should take following an accident if you plan on renting a car.
In many ways, handling an accident involving a rental car is similar to what you'd do after any other accident. However, rental car agreements and rental car insurance can add a few complexities to the claims process. To help ensure that your interests are looked out for following an accident, here is a look at what you need to know if you are injured in a crash involving a rental car in East Tennessee.
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