In a car-bike accident, the driver is more likely to be at fault, but it will depend on the circumstances. A bicyclist can also be wholly or partially to blame in some cases. Fault in bicycle accident cases is typically decided based on the degree of each party’s negligence in causing the collision.
Depending on the circumstances, there are times when a pedestrian can be entirely or partially at fault for a car accident. In Missouri, fault is determined by a party’s degree of negligence.
Pedestrians do not always have the right of way, and they are responsible for exercising a reasonable degree of care to protect themselves.
Even if a car accident seems minor, you may still be able to get compensation. The severity of a crash cannot be known immediately after, so it is best to assume that a car accident is not minor until you receive legal advice first.
Rental car accidents can be slightly more complicated than any other collision because multiple parties can potentially be at fault. Who is responsible will depend on your specific circumstances.
Whether it is you or another party, the driver of the rental car is required to exercise reasonable care on the road.