How to handle car and truck accidents if you’re out of state
Have you experienced a car or truck accident while traveling in another state?
Did you suffer serious injuries? Directly following an out-of-state car accident, it’s important to take these critical steps:
- Call the police
- Seek medical attention for your injuries
- Unless your injury prevents you from doing so, take pictures of the scene and obtain the names of witnesses
- Notify your insurance company as soon as possible
- Never admit fault
After the car or truck accident,
you may be unsure how insurance coverage works in another state and where you should file a claim for your serious injuries and property damage. Keep reading to learn the role of insurance and how to file a claim following an out-of-state accident.
Filing An Injury Lawsuit
If you’ve suffered serious injuries from an out-of-state accident, you may need to take legal action to receive compensation for medical bills, damage to your vehicle, travel expenses and more. However, you may find it difficult to build a case in unfamiliar territory. Since out-of-state accidents vary from case to case, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the complex laws of the state that you were injured in.
For example, liability limits differ from state to state, meaning that you may not receive the same compensation that you would if you were involved in an accident in your home state. Laws also vary across state lines in regard to who was at fault. Some states, like New York, use a no-fault system. Other states may use a modified comparative fault or contributory negligence system. I know they’re fancy legal terms, but these different systems do exist. You’ll need an experienced team to help you navigate the sometimes confusing waters.
No matter where you were injured,
the personal injury attorneys at the Stanley Law Offices can help. You’re going to work with us to try and receive the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering as a result of a car or truck accident. Schedule a free initial consultation with the Stanley Law attorneys. Call today at 1-800-608-3333. We’ll be there for you.
Joe Stanley of the Team at Stanley Law is a personal injury lawyer with
offices in Syracuse, Watertown, Binghamton, Rochester, and Montrose, PA. You can tune into one of Joe’s many shows on radio and television across Upstate New York “Cuz Joe Knows,” and also ask Joe direct questions by emailing him at Joe@StanleyLawOffices.com.