You saved, planned, packed and anticipated every moment until your departure. It’s finally vacation time! It’s your turn to relax, unwind, see family and friends, take in some sights, get some sun, or maybe even all of the above.
Even though you don’t want to think about it, it’s possible you can get into an accident, or even get injured, on vacation.
Facing the situation
A little knowledge can help you if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation. Keep a few pointers in mind while you’re still in your vacay planning stage.
Special insurance may be worth it. If you already have an insurance policy, check with your company to see if they offer travel or trip insurance, or accident insurance. A temporary policy may give you some peace of mind on your vacation.
Laws vary by state. You may know the injury collision statutes that apply to you at home, but if your trip takes you across state lines, those statues may not apply. Be aware of your location, and do your best to stay on top of the laws that now apply to you.
Consider counsel. If you have been injured, or if you have sustained serious property damage, you may want to seek the advice of a professional. Again, keep in mind that an attorney from your home base may not be the best person for the job. Depending on how far you traveled, you may want a lawyer from the same place where your accident occurred.
Remember accident protocol. If you’re in a car accident, follow all the same steps you would if it had happened close to home – take pictures, exchange information with the other driver, and contact your insurance company.
Need help recovering from an accident? Call Great Plains Auto Body 402.334.7100