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Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:56

Burg and Brock: Safe Rental Car Act a Victory for Auto Safety

According to an article published June 1 on Auto Rental News, car rental companies must now recall or repair defective vehicles before allowing their customers to drive them, thanks to a new law enforced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Endorsed by the family of Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, who were the victims of an accident involving a rental car that was subject to a safety recall, the act is being hailed as a significant improvement in public safety standards. Commenting on the article, the Law Offices of Burg and Brock noted that granting the authority for the NHTSA to punish any rental car company that violates the act will likely result in the reduction of dangerous conditions for rental car drivers.

The company noted that a variety of injury car collisions could possibly be avoided with the enactment of higher standards for rental car inspection. The personal injury law firm also stated that in the wake of a serious injury or wrongful death, families of victims are looking for justice and understanding. "That’s where skilled attorneys like the legal team at the Law Offices of Burg and Brock can be of enormous help," the law firm commented.

The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2015 (“Safe Rental Car Act”) was part of Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, which passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and was signed into law by President Obama on December 4, 2015.

"Handling over 5,000 accident cases, the Law offices of Burg and Brock recognize that the passing of the Safe Rental Car Act will only help us continue to provide the ideal results that our clients seek," a statement from the company read.