October 6, 2022

What Happens If I Have An Accident Across State Borders?

What are the different types of accidents that can occur?

There are different types of accidents that can occur, such as:

Car accidents

Car accidents happen when a vehicle runs into something or someone. They can be very dangerous, especially if a truck or a bus is involved. Common causes of car accidents include texting while driving, drunk driving, driver distractions, and not using a seat belt. Now that you know what car accidents are, make sure you're always aware of your surroundings and you'll be able to avoid accidents as much as possible.

Truck accidents

If a truck accident is where a truck and another motorist hit each other. It can also be where a truck hits a car. They are usually called rear-end collisions, sideswipes, and fender benders. They can also be fatal. If you suspect that you have been in a truck accident, contact a lawyer right away. If you're not sure about something, you can always contact a dictionary.

Motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents are a category of vehicle crashes that are common in many countries. The outcome of these accidents can have various outcomes. Often, a motorcycle accident will result in major injuries and even death. Common types of accidents involved in motorcycle accidents are rear-ended collisions and collisions with other vehicles.

Pedestrian accidents

The accident is likely to result from momentary inattention. Drivers, intending to make a left turn, look to their left for oncoming traffic and other vehicles making left turns from the opposite direction.

In doing so, they may not be aware of pedestrians, who may step off the curb directly in front of them. As a result, pedestrians are unable to cross the street because a vehicle is blocking their path.

In order to avoid this type of crash, it is important for drivers to look in both directions before turning left. Additionally, drivers should only turn when there is a space large enough to accommodate the turning vehicle. This will ensure that there is no risk of a pedestrian accident.

Bicycle accidents

Some of the most common bicycle accidents occur because of a failure to follow the rules of the road. Be sure to ride with traffic, never against it. Cyclists usually do best when they obey the traffic laws of the road, just as a motor vehicle does. Bicyclists need to remember that if you are in an accident caused by another cyclist or a motor vehicle, you will be the one that is being blamed for it. Be sure that you are aware of these rules and make sure to follow them when riding a bike.

Drunk driving accidents

In many states, if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol content of over .08%, you could face criminal charges. Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is one of the most common crimes in America. More than 17,000 people die every year in drunk driving accidents, which is 50% of the total amount of traffic-related deaths. If you have been accused of drunk driving, contact an attorney immediately.

Hit-and-run accidents

Hit and run accidents are a serious problem in the United States. These types of accidents require the victim to find a way to make up for the financial losses, which can be difficult since the driver that hit them may be long gone by the time help arrives.

One of the most serious problems with a hit-and-run accidents is that many of them occur at night. This is bad news for the people that are involved in the accident because they are often left without a witness to describe the driver's vehicle or license plate. This makes it more difficult for police to track down the driver.

Each state has different laws when it comes to accidents, so it is important to know what to do if you are involved in an accident across state borders.


How do state laws differ when it comes to accidents?

People are often surprised to learn that state laws can differ significantly when it comes to accidents.

For example, if you are involved in a car accident in Colorado, the law requires that you exchange information with the other driver, including your name, address, and insurance information. However, in some states, like California, you are also required to exchange your driver's license information.

What are the consequences of having an accident in another state?

If you're involved in an accident in another state, the consequences can be serious. Depending on the state, you may be subject to different laws and penalties. You may also be required to file a report with the other state's DMV. If you're not sure what to do, it's best to contact an experienced attorney.

How can you protect yourself if you have an accident in another state?

If you have an accident in another state, you may be covered by your own state's laws, the other state's laws, or a combination of both. It's important to know how to protect yourself in each situation.

- If you have car insurance, check with your provider to see if you're covered in other states.

- If you're not sure if you're covered, you can always call your state's insurance department for more information.

- If you're involved in an accident, be sure to get the other driver's insurance information.

- You should also exchange information with any witnesses to the accident.

- Be sure to take photos of the accident scene, if possible.

- If you're injured in an accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

- After you've taken care of the immediate aftermath of the accident, you can begin the process of filing a claim with your insurance company.

What should you do if you are involved in an accident in another state?

If you are involved in an accident in another state, the first thing you should do is call the police. If you are able, exchange information with the other driver, including insurance information. If you are injured, seek medical attention. If the accident was serious, you may need to hire an attorney who is licensed to practice in the state where the accident occurred.

You may have to fill out forms or report your accident

There are many reasons that drivers should be cautious when driving across state lines. There may also be instances where accidents do occur if you have not properly prepared yourself before traveling to another state. You may need to fill out an accident form with police officers, get medical attention at the scene, and file reports with local authorities. However, if there is no one around that can help, then you should call your own state’s emergency number (e.g., 911) immediately after the crash.

Can you file an insurance claim in another state?

If you have car insurance and you get into an accident in a different state, you can still file a claim. Specifically, if you are insured by a company that is licensed in the state where the accident happened, you can call the company's agent and ask them to file a claim. It doesn't matter if you're on vacation or if you're just visiting a family member, as long as you're insured by a company licensed in that state. Though it can be a hassle, you're protected by the same laws and you won't have to file a separate claim for it.

Is there a waiting period before filing an insurance claim?

Your auto insurance company may tell you that you need to start the claims process as soon as possible after an accident, or within 24 hours of when the damage was done to your vehicle. But this is not set in stone. The insurance company's shorter time frame is not a requirement, and you or another driver can still file a claim or lawsuit months or even years later, as long as it is within the statute of limitations of the state where the accident occurred.


Does the insurance company pay for medical bills?

If you're injured in a car accident that's not your fault, the other driver is usually responsible for your medical bills through his insurance company. However, the other driver's insurance won't pay your doctors directly or reimburse you after every doctor visit. And a settlement with the other driver's insurance could take months or even years, depending on how long your medical treatment takes. In the meantime, most doctors and hospitals want to get paid right away and if they don't, they could send you to collections.

How much injury protection coverage should you get?

A vehicle accident can occur in any state, regardless if you are an out-of-state resident or not. The amount of personal injury protection coverage will vary depending on which state's law applies to the case.

For example, there may be rules for determining what happens when two vehicles collide head to head such as whether one driver must pay more than another driver because they caused their own collision by failing to yield right of way. Some states require both drivers involved in a crash have minimum liability limits before that insurer pays anything at all; others do not require them to have those minimums set until after all parties' injuries are assessed (which could take several years).


Who pays for what expenses (e.g. ambulance, emergency room, etc.)?

You may be wondering why you need to know this information. Well...if someone is hurt in an accident across state borders, how will the injured party collect medical bills from who has responsibility (i.e., insurance companies or hospitals)?

When you have an accident across state borders, your insurance company is responsible to pay all of the costs associated with that car crash. This includes medical bills, lost wages, property damage, etc. It also means they will be paying for any legal fees or other court costs related to the case.

The insured person must then notify their insurer of the incident. They then submit proof of loss forms along with details about the specific damages incurred as well as copies of receipts from the medical providers and repair shops. Once all paperwork has been submitted, the process moves into its next step which is mediation. Mediation is the first chance for both parties to come together and discuss how much money should be paid towards their claims.

Rose Sanders Law Firm

Houston Location

1 Greenway Plaza, Suite 100
Houston, TX
(713) 231-9288

Dallas Location

3232 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX
(713) 231-9288

McAllen/Hidalgo County Location

3232 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX
(713) 231-9288

Houston Office

Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC
1 Greenway Plaza
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77046
Maps & Directions
View Houston Office

Dallas Office

Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC
3232 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
Maps & Directions
View Dallas Office

McAllen Office

Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC
813 N. Main Street
Suite 701
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 877 2454
Maps & Directions
View McAllen Office

El Paso Office

Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC
221 N. Kansas St
Suite 700
El Paso, TX 79901
Maps & Directions
View El Paso Office

Find Out How Rose Sanders Law Can Help You

1 Greenway Plaza 
Suite 100 Houston, TX 77046
(713) 221-3773