How Can Tourists File an Auto Accident Claim in Florida?
Our Out-of-State Car Accident Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Florida discuss how accident victims visiting Florida can file their injury claims in Florida.
One of the great features of the United States is the ability to travel throughout the country with ease. Our country’s interstate system enables us to travel from one side of the country to the other in a matter of days. However, traveling by motor vehicle increases our chances of being in a serious or fatal motor vehicle accident. Being the victim of a severe motor vehicle accident in another state can put an accident claimant at a disadvantage unless experienced car accident attorneys represent them. If you or a family member are injured in Florida, you need to know which steps to take and how to protect your legal rights.
After an accident, contact 911 and report the accident to local law enforcement authorities while at the accident scene. The responding police officers will explain your legal obligations, such as providing contact information with the drivers involved in the accident. The police officers cannot refer you to an auto accident attorney or give you legal advice. Next, seek medical attention no matter how you feel at the accident scene, as many injuries are masked by the surge of adrenaline your body produces after an accident.
Next, contact your car accident insurance company and report the accident. Be careful to state that you are injury-free and okay. At this moment, you may not know the full extent of your accident-related injuries. Your insurance company should help to provide a loaner car while your vehicle is being repaired. If not, our firm can assist you with receiving temporary transportation. The insurance company should also assist you in filing a claim for medical payments and personal injury protection benefits. However, your insurance company may not discuss your legal rights to file a bodily injury claim in an out-of-state car accident. Your claim may also be filed against the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
However, you should understand that insurance companies are “for-profit” companies. Their objective is to take in premiums and payout less in accident claims. Therefore, you should speak with one of our attorneys to protect your legal rights before speaking to the insurance company in detail. Simply report the accident and schedule a time with the insurance representative at a later time.
Accident victims will need an attorney who is licensed to practice in Florida since the accident occurred in Florida.
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