Rental Car Accident: What You Need to Know About Insurance

Rental Car Accident: What You Need to Know About Insurance

Rental Car Accident: What You Need to Know About Insurance

Summertime is here, and for many of us that means road trip! If you’re using a rental car, for peace of mind, you’ll want reassurance that you’re going to be fully covered by insurance in the event of a rental car accident. But with the flurry of insurance options offered to you at the time of the rental, it can be difficult to figure out what you actually need. Keep reading for clarification on what you should have in place so that you are covered in the case of a rental car accident.

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What to Do After an Out-of-State Car Accident

What to Do After an Out-of-State Car Accident

What to Do After an Out-of-State Car Accident

The Phoenix car crash lawyers at Zanes Law know that an out-of-state car accident can bring double the stress of an accident that was closer to home.  It can mean having to take your car somewhere unfamiliar for repairs or dealing with another motorist who lives elsewhere. But knowing how to handle such a situation in advance can help cut the headaches. In this article our Phoenix car crash lawyers take a look at a few things you need to know before you set out on the road.

Phoenix Car Crash Lawyers Immediate Steps to Take After a Car Accident

According to the Zanes Law Phoenix car crash lawyers, after an out-of-state collision it’s important to take these seven critical steps:

  • move the vehicles out of the flow of traffic, if possible
  • confirm the safety and welfare of all involved in the accident
  • call for medical assistance, if necessary
  • call the police, as this may be required by state law and can be helpful with your insurance report.
  • take pictures of the scene of the accident from multiple angles
  • get names, contact numbers, drivers’ licenses numbers, vehicle information and insurance information of other cars / drivers involved
  • obtain names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident

In addition, our Phoenix car crash lawyers say it’s essential that you stay calm and polite at all times, despite being distressed. Also, remember never to admit fault. Even if you think yourself responsible, the other driver or another as-yet-unknown factor might be partly or entirely to blame.

Reporting an Insurance Claim for an Out-of-State Accident

The good news about an out-of-state accident is that auto insurance policies almost always extends to all U.S. states and territories, as well as Canada. You should have no problem reporting out-of-state insurance claims. When you call your insurance company to report the accident, the company will assign you an insurance adjuster, either within your state or in the state of the accident, to handle the claim. Immediately after this call, call the Phoenix car crash lawyers at Zanes Law for a free consultation.

Since each state has different car insurance liability minimums, most insurance companies automatically bump up your minimum to meet the requirements of that state. For example, under Arizona law, you’re required to have at least $10,000 in property damage liability insurance, but in Georgia, the law requires $25,000. If you get into an accident in Georgia, your insurance company MIGHT raise your minimum to meet state law. But it’s best to always check your insurance company’s policies to make sure that it covers you. We advise you to call your insurance before your travels and request to have your insurance adjusted for the duration of your travels.

If you are involved in an out-of-state car accident, contact the Zanes Law Phoenix car crash lawyers at (866) 499-8989 for a free consultation. We can give you insight about how to handle insurance companies, obtain fair compensation and feel in control.

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Heatwaves and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Extremely Hot Weather is Associated with an Increased Risk of a Car Crash

Heatwaves and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Extremely Hot Weather is Associated with an Increased Risk of a Car Crash

Car Crash Risks & Heatwaves

Extremely Hot Weather is Associated with an Increased Risk of a Car Crash

As temperatures rise in Phoenix, your risk of a car crash may increase as well.  That is what Spanish researchers found. In a 2015 study,risk of motor vehicle accidents increased on heat wave days. Particularly with regard to driver performance-associated factors, such as distractions, driver fatigue or sleepiness. The results indicate a need for drivers to take extra safety precautions when driving in warm temperatures.  Let’s take a closer look at this analysis.

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Phoenix Injury Lawyer’s Advice on Filing a Car Accident Report

Phoenix Injury Lawyer’s Advice on Filing a Car Accident Report

Filing A Car Accident Report With The Police In Arizona—Dos And Don’ts

If you have a car accident in Arizona, it’s important to know what to do and how filing a car accident report with the Arizona police works. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

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Everything You’ve Ever Wondered About Parking Lot Car Accidents

Everything You’ve Ever Wondered About Parking Lot Car Accidents

Everything You’ve Ever Wondered About Parking Lot Car Accidents

Astonishingly, one in every five car accidents takes place in a parking lot. Of all car accident insurance claims, 14% are parking lot car accidents.

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Phoenix Accident Lawyer Reviews The Four Biggest Auto Accident Stories of 2017

Phoenix Accident Lawyer Reviews The Four Biggest Auto Accident Stories of 2017

Zanes Law Phoenix accident lawyer discusses the major accident stories of 2017.

Each year, millions of Americans are involved in auto accidents, but few of these crashes make national news. With 2017 in our collective rear view mirror, as a Phoenix auto accident lawyer I think that it is important to reflect and glean some important safety tips from the most high-profile auto accidents. This will help us have a safer 2018.

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Avoiding A Holiday Car Accident

Avoiding A Holiday Car Accident

A Holiday Car Accident: Facts, Figures, and, Sadly, Fatalities

About 91 percent of holiday travelers drive to their destinations, reports the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). If you’re one of those travelers, consider several holiday traffic facts, figures and, sadly, fatalities as you prepare to travel safely and avoid being involved in a holiday car accident.

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The Dangers of Driving Tired

The Dangers of Driving Tired

The Dangers of Driving Tired: How Dangerous Is It?

While driving home from work, a car drifts into your lane. At first, you think the other driver may be driving drunk, but you realize he’s “driving tired.” But let’s review the research—which basically has found that fatigued driving is just as dangerous as driving under the influence.

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Intersection Car Accidents: Statistics, Causes and Possible Solutions

Intersection Car Accidents: Statistics, Causes and Possible Solutions

Intersection Car Accidents: Statistics, Causes and Possible Solutions

While many intersection car accidents occur in metro areas where high-density neighborhoods, numerous businesses and pedestrian traffic converge, any intersection can be dangerous. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 40 percent of crashes typically occur in intersections. Understand the causes of intersection accidents and several solutions as you help to make the roads safer for everyone.

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Fear of Driving After Car Accidents? Tune into These 5 Podcasts

Fear of Driving After Car Accidents? Tune into These 5 Podcasts

Fear of Driving After Car Accidents?

Tune into These 5 Podcasts

Car accidents are singularly terrifying events. Even months or years after you’ve recovered from physical injuries, the mental scars can endure. Why is that? And why are you so afraid of driving, when other crash victims don’t seem to ruminate as much?

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