Do I need a lawyer?

I had rented a car from a local company, they needed the car back for 1 day to get it registered. They gave me a loaner car to use and the loaner car broke down while I was driving it. The car rental company is saying its my fault and that I have to pay for a new engine on the loaner car. I refused to pay and the car rental place said it will send it to the police and the courts. I am an American female. any advice?

Comments

good
Rank: 4/6

RE: Do I need a lawyer?

Tell them to go ahead. Unless you were negligent, it's their problem. You didn't take a sledgehammer to it, did you? You didn't put something other than motor oil in, did you? Seems to me you'd REALLY have to try hard to blow an engine in one day.

good
Rank: 1/6

RE: Do I need a lawyer?

Hello, I would definately discuss with a lawyer. Did you sign a contract? If so there should be a limitation on the amount you have to pay eg 1500 QAR in the event of a accident etc. However, I wouldn't pay anything yet. If you were driving the car normailly and were not in an accident that was your fault, then the problem is theres. They provided a car that wasn't safe or suitable for normal driving. Depending on what your lawyer says you could tell them you are going to call the police against them and see what they say. They might back down (again speak to someone who knows if there are any ramifications for this!) It may also be advantagous to have someone call on your behalf. There are bound to be some lawyers in here who can give you some quick advice. All the best, if you need anything please PM me. Cheers

good
Rank: 6/6

RE: Do I need a lawyer?

Its not your fault you dont have to pay. you only pay if you do an accident. if they provided you with a scarp and it broke its their its their fault. Go to police

good
Rank: 5/6

RE: Do I need a lawyer?

and make sure if you feel that they are going to report you to the police you reach the authorities first else their false claims will get you then and you will have to pay then. if the police cant decide IN YOU FAVOR THEN GO FOR A LAWYER.

good
Rank: 2/6

RE: Do I need a lawyer?

The problem with the replacement car must be serious as the engine brokedown. It maybe by accident then the insurance will take care of it, but if by negligent then someone to pay.. i think no need to find a lawyer just simple as that.

good
Rank: 3/6

RE: Do I need a lawyer?

let them go to the police or to the court as they said,it's better for you since investigation be conducted,then wait and see the results..if you feel that you're not satisfied with the outcome,that's the time you will seek for a legal opinion...am sure you will win this case...its not your liability at all....

Log in or register to post comments