Car Accident Guides and Relevant Laws by State

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Car accidents can happen in an instant, often leaving victims little time to react. But knowing what to say and do in the aftermath of an accident is important. Taking the right steps can significantly impact a property damage or personal injury claim down the line.

A Guide for Every State

Each state has specific rules and laws relating to car accidents. Some states follow stricter guidelines than others. Some require certain forms get turned in within a specific time frame. And all states have laws that determine claim amounts based on how much fault each driver had in the accident. 

Information You’ll Need

Car accidents are stressful. When you consider potential police involvement, dealing with insurance companies, and the thought of having to find a lawyer, it can be overwhelming. Knowing how to address each of these issues will help you get through the challenge.

We’ve put together a complete guide for each state, detailing the steps to take after a car accident and answers to the most frequently asked questions. We cover the following topics:

  • Legal requirements of drivers following an accident
  • Types of evidence you should gather
  • State insurance requirements
  • How to deal with police when they arrive at the scene
  • State specific information on Small Claims Courts
  • Each state’s Statute of Limitations
  • Hiring an attorney vs. representing yourself
  • Other laws relevant to personal injury claims

If you or someone you know are involved in a car accident, read the guide for the state where the accident occurred.  If you educate yourself, and handle the situation properly from the beginning, you’re likely to have a successful auto accident claim.