Car Accidents Involving an Out-of-State Driver

Have you been hurt in a Dallas car accident, but the at-fault driver was from another state? Our law firm can help you.

If you’ve been injured in a Dallas-area car accident caused by an out-of-state driver, call (214) 617-1886 and let our lawyers explain your options. We may be able to handle your claim at no cost to you & win the money you deserve.

Dallas Car Accidents Involving Out-of-State Drivers
Accidents Involving Out-of-State Drivers

Getting into a car accident at any time is frustrating, but it’s even more so when the accident involves a driver from another state. One of the biggest problems that can complicate matters is the difference in insurance minimums between states. which we’ll address shortly.

Texas sees a substantial number of travelers from all over the country on a daily basis. This high number of visitors into the state means there is always a large amount of out of state traffic on our highways. Unfortunately, the increase in tourism (and ultimately, traffic) means there is a high probability of an accident occurring between a resident of Texas and someone from another state.

Which state’s laws are in effect?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a resident of Texas who was in an accident with an out-of-state driver, or a resident of another state who was involved in an accident while traveling through Texas. If the accident occurred within the boundaries of Texas, the laws of Texas determine who’s liable for the resulting damages, as well as what legal options are available to the victims. To put it simply, the state of Texas has jurisdiction.

In addition, when an out of state driver is on the roads in Texas, the insurance requirements in the state of Texas override the other states’ minimums. The state of Texas requires minimum liability limits of $30,000 for each injured person, up to a total of $60,000 per accident. Even if you live in a state that has lower limits, this automatically increases when you enter Texas.

Some states are referred to as “no fault” states, while others (including Texas) are not. Drivers from no-fault states are often under the impression that damages will automatically be paid by each driver’s insurance policy regardless of fault, but that’s not how it works in Texas. In the Lone Star State, insurance companies only pay according to each party’s degree of fault. This doesn’t mean they’re required to pay anything at all, and most adjusters will still use any opportunity available to deny your claim or offer a low-ball settlement to those not represented by an attorney.

Finding the negligent driver.

If the responsible driver leaves Texas to return to his or her home state, this does not affect our ability to pursue your case. While there are some lawyers who will simply walk away from these types of cases, we will do everything we can to make sure you are fully-compensated for your injuries and related losses.

Our Dallas accident attorneys have handled countless car accident claims involving out-of-state drivers, and we can advise you of your legal options over the phone for no cost. In fact, if we can help with your case, we do so for no cost to you. We work exclusively on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only collect a fee if and when we win your case.

Speak With a Texas Car Accident Lawyer For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 617-1886.

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