When you travel outside of Florida, you of course want to have a great trip. No one expects to suffer a personal injury or thinks about being in a truck accident when they’re outside of Hollywood or their community, but in fact vacation and travel injuries do occur.
Being injured outside of your state can be especially stressful. It can upset your travel plans and increase your travel costs. When you are far from home, you may also not know insurance laws which can impact your claims and may be far from doctors, family members, and others you would normally trust and rely on in this type of situation.
Unfortunately, serious injuries can happen at any time. When you travel, you will want to follow these tips to minimize the risk for you:
- Get travel insurance before you go and read the fine print carefully. Travel insurance is not expensive and can help you with medical emergency costs, travel expenses, and other costs in the event of a problem. Before getting travel insurance, however, check your professional memberships, credit cards, and current policies. They may provide you with coverage. If you are traveling for work, check to see whether your work insurance covers you. If you do find you need a policy, read it carefully to ensure you know what is and is not covered.
- Keep your attorney’s number with you. Carry the number of your attorney and any other contact numbers you may need. Remember you can always reach a live person when you contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN).
- If you are injured, take care of your health. If you do suffer an injury when traveling and the injury may be serious or life-threatening, call local emergency services or visit an emergency room or other medical professional right away.
- Get as much documentation as you can. Take photos of where the incident took place and images of your injuries. Get the contact information of any witnesses and as soon as you can write down any details you can recall. File a local police report and keep copies of the report and any medical records you can. If you are in an at-fault state, having evidence of possible liability is important.
- Contact your insurers. As soon as possible, determine which insurance covers your injuries and report the injuries. Your insurer may deny your claim if you delay reporting your injuries, so be sure to follow the process for filing a claim.
- Consider working with a local Hollywood personal injury attorney. There are benefits to working with a local Hollywood personal injury attorney. When you work with someone in your own community, you can visit their offices and speak to them during your own business hours, for example. A local attorney can also help guide you to local resources as you continue your journey to healing.
If you have been injured on vacation but live in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) to speak to a Hollywood or Homestead personal injury attorney. Your first consultation with us is free and comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing by getting some legal information about your situation.