How to Handle a Car Accident on Vacation

Your vacation can be ruined instantly when you have been involved in a car accident. Your issues go much deeper than an impacted vacation. You would need to go through the legal process to seek financial compensation, but you may have to do it far from home. Contact a lawyer today to learn how to get a settlement check when injured in a vacation car accident.

You would face multiple challenges when you are going through the legal process for an accident that happened when you were away from home. To receive the compensation you deserve, you still need to keep up with the legal case and be as diligent as possible. Receiving total and fair compensation for your car accident injuries is still possible. Hiring an experienced lawyer to represent you in another jurisdiction is even more critical.

Always Report the Car Accident to the Authorities

You would need to report the accident to the local authorities, most likely from the scene. Every state has a law that requires you to report the accident if there are bodily injuries or a certain amount of damage. Because you are away from home, you should take caution in reporting the accident.  You must obtain a copy of the accident report once it becomes available. You do not have to be physically present to request a copy of the accident report. Practically every jurisdiction allows you to make an online request for the report.

Make Sure Your Insurance Company Knows About the Accident

In addition, you would also need to report the accident to your insurance company. Your car insurance follows you as a driver. Even if you were in a rental car, your insurance company would be responsible for paying for any damage you caused. Similarly, the other driver’s car insurance company is obligated to pay you, even if you are not in the state. Your compensation would be dependent on your situation. For example, if you came from a place where wages were higher, the lost wages component of your car accident claim would reflect what you made.

Hire an Attorney Where the Accident Happened

Many details must be handled in the wake of a car accident. Many of these details revolve around the actual location of the car accident. You could not deal with these matters alone because you do not live in the area. It always helps to have a local representative familiar with the area and the courts working on your side.

If your accident happened away from home, you would not necessarily be able to use an attorney who is located in your area. Each lawyer must be licensed in the jurisdiction in which they practice. Therefore, you need to speak with an attorney located in the area where you had the accident.

Contact Our Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton After a Vacation Car Accident

If you have been injured in an accident while on vacation, speak with our Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. We have a long track record of deep involvement in Baltimore, delivering results in Maryland courts. Call us at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

We have offices in Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Lanham, and Owings Mills, allowing us to represent clients in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.