Nobody wants to get into a car accident while on vacation. Unfortunately, car accidents can happen to anyone.
These are a few important things that you should know if you get into a car accident while visiting West Virginia:
1. No two states’ legal systems are exactly the same.
Some states like Florida, New York and Pennsylvania require “no-fault” insurance. This allows motorists to recover monetary losses from their own insurance company regardless of who caused a wreck.
However, in West Virginia, motorists are not required to carry a no-fault insurance. Instead, drivers have to work through an at-fault system in order to recover on their claim.
2. The duration for filing a claim will be determined by the laws of West Virginia, not the state
where you live.
Statute of limitations differ by state. In West Virginia the law generally provides for a period of two years to file a claim for both your property damage and personal injuries. However, some claims will differ based upon the particular circumstances and you could have as little as one year to file.
3. Expect that you will need an attorney practicing in West Virginia. Although there may be some exceptions which will allow you to file elsewhere, it is likely that you will need West Virginia attorney to file your claim here. A lawyer from another state who is
not licensed here cannot file your claim in West Virginia.
4. We make working with a lawyer in West Virginia easy. We’ve represented families from all across America and some from other countries. We always work hard to keep you up to date as if you live right down the street. We also take special consideration to accommodate our out-of-state clients. If you need legal help in West Virginia give us a call or send us an email today.