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DUI Accident FAQs
Being that Florida is a popular destination for people from all over, it’s likely you might be involved in an accident with an out-of-state driver. What do you need to know about dealing with those drivers and their insurance companies?
Most out of state drivers carry insurance from their home state and since coverage differs from state to state, they may not have the same coverage Florida drivers are required to carry. That doesn’t mean you have no ability to recoup damages for injury and property damage.
Although coverage requirements vary from state to state, most car insurance companies have offices all over the country. You are allowed to know what an out-of-state driver’s coverage is if you’re in an accident with them.
Florida courts use a statute known as the Long-Arm Statute (Fl. Stat. 48.193). This protects in-state drivers by ensuring that when a driver crosses into Florida, they consent to adhere to the Florida courts in the event of an auto accident. In the event of an accident, it is extremely important to get as much information from the other driver as possible and make sure to speak with law enforcement.
If you are the victim of an injury involving an out-of-state DUI driver, let us conduct a thorough investigation to identify all the potentially responsible parties. OUR INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES DO NOT STOP AT THE FLORIDA BORDER! Call us today! We will exhaust all our resources to make sure that the out-of-state driver is located and identified. Act now and call Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys.