Car Accident Guides and Relevant Laws by State

state accident guide

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.

(More Guides coming soon.)


Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri

Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon

Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

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