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Motorcycle Accident FAQs
As one of the most popular states in America for business and tourism, Florida hosts millions of out-of-state drivers each year. Most of these drivers carry insurance from their home state, insurance that is often different than what Floridians are required to carry. Here’s what you need to know if you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with an out-of-state driver:
You are entitled to bring a claim against an out-of-state driver and their insurance company. The majority of insurance companies serve drivers nationally and internationally. Despite the fact that each state has its own coverage laws, most insurance policies cover drivers in any state. If you’ve been injured by an out-of-state driver, you have a right to know what their insurance policy covers.
Just because someone is from another state doesn’t mean they have immunity from Florida law. According to Florida Statute 48.193, commonly referred to as the Long-Arm Statute, out-of-state drivers automatically consent to appear in Florida court in the case of an accident as soon as they enter the state.
We advise that you always call the police and make sure to get a copy of the police report, especially when your accident involves an out-of-state driver. You’ll want to write down their insurance information as well as their name, phone numbers, email address, home address as well as the address where they are staying, the make and model of their vehicle, license plate number and the state in which it’s tagged.
Call Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys at 800-257-1822: OUR INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES DO NOT STOP AT THE FLORIDA BORDER! When you call us to help you with your accident case, we respond immediately. We exhaust all efforts to locate and identify out-of-state drivers and vehicle owners to ensure that you can pursue a claim for your injuries and damages. Don’t leave any stone unturned. Call us today. You deserve a fighting chance!