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Informative Help For Accidents That Happen Out Of State

Last updated on September 18, 2023

If you got in a car accident in a state you do not live in, you can rely on Carey & Stewart, PLLC, for cohesive legal help. Based out of West Virginia, we frequently work with clients who live in the state but get into a crash in Pennsylvania, Ohio or another nearby state. We also regularly help clients who live out of state but have a car accident issue to address in West Virginia.

What To Know About Out-Of-State Crashes

Accidents that take place in another state have a range of additional considerations to face. Each state has its own mandatory insurance coverage minimums. They are:

  • West Virginia: $25,000 bodily injury coverage per person and $50,000 per accident; $25,000 property damage coverage.
  • Ohio: $25,000 bodily injury coverage per person, $50,000 per accident; $25,000 property damage coverage.
  • Pennsylvania: $15,000 bodily injury coverage per person, $30,000 per accident; $5,000 property damage coverage.

All three states are modified comparative fault states. This means that you can recover compensation for your damages if you share up to 50% fault for a car accident. If you have a uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance policy, you may recover compensation for your damages up to your policy limit.

Simplifying The Complicated Insurance Laws For You

Insurance is one of the most stressful aspects of a motor vehicle accident. Coping with insurance laws in two different states is even more confusing. With considerable personal injury law experience, our car accident attorneys understand insurance regulations inside and out. We can guide you through the thicket of fine print and advocate for your best interests if the insurance company is not treating you fairly.

Ask For A Lawyer’s Help With An Out-Of-State Accident Claim

Whether you live in the Pittsburgh tri-state area or you were just traveling through, you can turn to Carey & Stewart, PLLC, for help with your auto accident claim. To speak with us, please call 304-914-3577 or send us an email today. We provide free, confidential initial consultations.