Out of State Car Accidents

Being involved in an out of state car accident can be a traumatic experience for anyone to deal with. However, understanding the steps you should take following the accident will not only ease the stress, but set you up for successful compensation options. If you or someone you know has been injured in an out of state car accident, contact personal injury attorneys of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury attorneys has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.

Regardless of location, there are some basic steps that must be adhered to immediately following a car accident. First and foremost, you should always call the police and file a report. Police reports are crucial pieces of evidence in car accident lawsuits, so you’ll want to make sure you obtain one. These documents are also important when dealing with insurance companies and adjusters.

The next step is to seek medical attention right away. This step is often overlooked by individuals who aren’t immediately in any pain, however seeking medical attention is crucial. This is because injuries related to car accidents don’t always make themselves immediately known. It may take days or even weeks for symptoms of your injuries to show. For this reason, you should always seek medical attention immediately following a car accident and maintain all medical documentation. These will be important to show to your attorney in the event of a lawsuit.

Another important step to cover is notifying your insurance company that you were in an accident. Most insurance companies have claims adjusters in various locations across the country, so the location of your accident won’t be a problem for them. In the event that you are out of state, find out if your insurance company covers out of state towing expenses, auto repairs and rental cars.

It is important to remember not to admit that you were at fault for the accident. You will want to allow the police officer who responds to the scene to survey the damage and come up with their own determinations. It is also important to provide them with as many details of the collision as possible.

Another important thing to consider, is that you should never discuss details of the accident with the other drivers or accident witnesses. This is because any opinion you give, whether positive or negative, may be held against you in any future lawsuit that takes place. You’ll want to make sure you document everything you remember about the accident as soon as possible so you don’t forget any important details, and save it to show your attorney.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an out of state car accident, contact personal injury attorneys of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury lawyers has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also email us at any time at [email protected]

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