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What happens if I live out of state and was injured in an auto accident in Las Vegas?

Any car accident can be stressful—especially if you suffered serious injuries. However, it can be even more overwhelming if you are visiting Las Vegas on business or on a vacation to our famous casinos, shows, or other vacation spots and are injured in a car crash caused by another driver. A million questions could be going through your mind about what to do, what law covers the accident, and whether your car insurance gives you any coverage. Fortunately, an experienced Las Vegas car accident attorney can give you the answers you need to obtain the compensation you could be entitled to.

Will My Insurance Policy Cover My Accident?

Most car insurance policies will cover your accident if it occurs out of state. Your state law and your insurance policy will determine whether your coverage applies, so you will want to check your policy to see if it will pay some of your vehicle repair costs and more.

These cases can get complicated because of the interplay between your insurance policy and Nevada law. That is why one of your first steps should be to contact an experienced Las Vegas car accident attorney who can explain your legal options to you.

Which Laws Will Apply to My Accident?

The laws of the state where your accident occurred will govern your right to make a claim. Nevada is an “at-fault” state, which means that the negligent driver could be responsible for compensating you for your injuries. Under Nevada law, you could be entitled to your lost wages, medical bills, and compensation for your pain and suffering. You may even be able to recover any additional travel expenses you incur traveling back here for your case against the other driver.

What First Steps Should You Take If You Are in an Accident?

If you are in a wreck in Las Vegas (or elsewhere in Nevada), you will want to take many of the first steps you would take if your accident occurred in the state where you live. You should do the following:

  • Call the police at the accident scene and obtain a copy of the police report.
  • Obtain prompt medical care to receive the treatment you need, to avoid any life-threatening injuries that are not readily apparent, and to document your injuries.
  • Take pictures at the scene of the crash.
  • Get contact information for any drivers, passengers, and witnesses to the accident and the other drivers’ insurance companies.
  • Contact your insurance company to report your claim.
  • Watch what you say and do not admit fault.
  • Hire an experienced Las Vegas area car wreck attorney as soon as possible.

Let Our Attorneys Handle the Stress of Your Car Accident Claim

It can be even more challenging to obtain the police report, medical reports, and other documents you need to make a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company when you live out of state. Our experienced legal team at Jones Wilson represents out-of-state victims of accidents in the Las Vegas area and can obtain the necessary documents to prove the other driver’s fault and the extent of your injuries so you don’t have to worry about these details. Call us at 866-299-0558 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.