01 Nov Car Accident Involving Out Of State Driver: Steps To Consider
Florida is known as a prime location for visitors. People from all over the country and all of the world for that matter, come and visit Florida. Most come to either vacation or even for a part-time residence. What these individuals have in common is that they are all from outside of Florida. Sadly, a car accident involving an out of state driver happens far too often. Most may think that the process of dealing with a car accident is very different from dealing with an accident with someone in Florida. In reality, many parts of the claim are the same. However, it can become complicated quickly.
Out of State Driver Car Accident Causes
Sadly, car accidents happen thousands of a time a year in Florida. They typically happen for a variety of reasons, but many of the causes are more common than others. Some of the common reasons an out of state driver may cause a car accident include but are not limited to:
– The out of state driver is not familiar with the area
– The out of state driver is not familiar with Florida traffic laws
– The out of state driver is distracted (stressed from kids, in a rush, gps on phone etc.)
– The out of state driver is running behind (late to destination, late to event, etc)
– The out of state driver is not familiar with the vehicle (rental car, borrowed vehicle)
Obviously, there could be a plethora of other reasons as to why an out of fault driver caused the accident. Regardless, many of the steps you would take after an accident with a Florida driver would be the same as you would take with an out of state driver.
Steps To Consider After A Car Accident With An Out of State Driver
Some of the steps you should consider after an accident with an out of state driver include but are not limited to:
– Call the police and get a report
– Make a note of all witnesses
– Take pictures of both vehicles and the scene
– Seek medical attention as soon as possible to address any injuries
– Never sign another with your insurance carrier before contacting legal counsel
– Contact an experienced and qualified personal injury & accident attorney
COMMON ACCIDENT INJURIES WITH OUT OF STATE DRIVER
Car accidents with out of state drivers happen far too often. Many times they result in severe injuries. It is important to get checked out as soon as possible after an accident to make sure most importantly, that you do not have any life-threatening injuries and that your injuries are properly documented. Insurance companies like to use gaps in treatment against you by trying to say you did not treat and therefore, you must have not been that hurt, when it come time to resolve your accident claim. Some of these injuries can include but are not limited to:
– Head Injuries
– Traumatic Brain Injuries
– Bone Breaks & Fractures
– Bruises, Abrasions, & Lacerations
– Neck Injuries
– Back Injuries
– Knee Injuries
– Shoulder Injuries
– Internal Injuries
– Wrongful Death
WHY HIRE A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY?
The hiring of an car accident attorney is an important decision. Dealing with a car accident involving an out of state driver can become difficult quickly. It is hard enough to deal with a driver from Florida, let alone dealing with an at-fault driver that is from out of state. The insurance companies have an obligation to protect their insured and will make it that much harder to recover when their insured is not local. It is important to have someone that will fight for you each step of the way so you get the compensation that you deserve. I’ve personally handled numerous cases with out of state drivers and insurance companies alike and am ready to fight for you.
COMMON TYPES OF CAR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING OUT OF STATE DRIVER
There are many different types of car accidents that happen. Sadly, there is no way to guarantee that you will not be involved in an accident, especially if it is due to the negligence of another. However, if an accident does occur, I will personally review your situation with you at no cost so I can help you to recover the compensation that you deserve. Some of the most common types of auto accidents that occur include:
– Rear- End Accidents
– Distracted Driving Accidents
– Side-Impact Accidents
– Head-On Accidents
– Multi-Vehicle Accidents
– Side-Swipe Accidents
EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
I understand that the process after getting into a car accident with an out of state driver can be difficult and stressful. You probably have a lot of questions and very few answers. Allow me to be there for you every step of the way. I offer a FREE no-obligation consultation and will review your accident claim with you personally at one of the office locations in Tampa, Zephyrhills, Saint Petersburg, Brandon, or Clearwater. Cannot make it to me? I will come to wherever is convenient to you at NO charge. You deserve to be compensated and I want to get justice for you!
Contact Florida Car Accident Attorney Kevin L. Sullivan II TODAY at (813) 598-4868 for a FREE no-obligation consultation. I look forward to assisting you with your claim!