Injured in a Car Accident in Another State?
When travelling outside of Pennsylvania, the rules on the road can change. Speed limits, highways, and road signs may not be the same as they are in your home state. Other travelers might be juggling their attention between the road, a map, and their passengers. Circumstances like these can raise the likelihood for an accident. But if you're a Pennsylvania driver, what happens if you are in a crash in another state with different laws?
If you were hurt in an out-of-state accident, contact our law firm right away. Our investigators can gather the facts about your accident to figure out what steps we can take to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you were hurt in an out-of-state accident, contact our law firm right away. We can review the facts of your car accident and help you figure out what you need to do to get the compensation you deserve.
Protect your legal rights by calling us at 412-394-1000 or completing the form in the top right corner of this page for a free legal consultation. There's no obligation to use our services, so there's no risk to you. We answer your calls 24/7.
Which State Laws Do I Follow?
Many factors affect which state's laws apply to your case:
- Who caused the accident?
- Where did it occur?
- Where was the case is filed?
- Was the case filed in state or federal court?
You will most likely follow the laws of the state you were in when the accident occurred, but that's not guaranteed. Certain conditions can change which laws apply – each case is different, and this can alter the way your case is handled.
That's why we're here to help. All of our attorneys are licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, and we have attorneys licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. Even if you were injured outside all of these states, we have relationships with other personal injury attorneys throughout the country who can guide you through this difficult process.
If you're injured in an accident away from home, it's stressful enough without considering medical bills, lost time at work, and insurance hassles. When you hire our firm, we protect your legal rights and cover upfront costs so you can get back home and back to your life without interruption.
And remember, there's never a fee unless we get money for you, so you have nothing to lose. Let us deal with the stress of an out-of-state accident so you can focus on more important things, like getting better.
Will My Insurance Cover Me for an Out-of-State Car Accident?
The state where your insurance policy is purchased will almost always determine your rights.
Very rarely, a "liberalization clause" may apply. That means you may have expanded benefits available under the state law where the accident occurred.
In most cases, you'll be stuck trying to match up your out-of-state car insurance with a different set of local laws. It's best to talk to an attorney to be sure that you're protected.
Hurt in an Out-of-State Car Accident?
It can be easy to make a mistake when trying to understand another state's laws. Trust our law firm to help you get the compensation you deserve.
But remember, the clock is ticking. Evidence disappears quickly, and there are time limits to file a claim.
Find out if you have a car accident case now. Call us at 412-394-1000, or submit your information online with the form in the top right corner of this page for your free legal consultation. Our phones answer 24/7, so don't wait – call us today.