CAR ACCIDENT WHILE VISITING MN FROM OUT OF STATE – LAWYERS
Our car accident lawyers have represented many people injured in MN who were just visiting or driving through from another state. If you are from a different state and are injured in a car while driving through Minnesota, your insurance rights are not exactly the same as other drivers in Minnesota.
MN has a No-Fault law that requires every driver’s auto insurance to pay the first $20,000 of their medical bills and lost wages for a car accident, regardless of who is at fault. If you are from another state that doesn’t have this rule, you still will get the benefit of MN law if your insurance company does business in Minnesota. For example, State Farm, Progressive, Allstate, and American Family, all do business in MN. So even if your insurance policy doesn’t have No-Fault medical coverage, MN still requires them to pay those benefits to you if your accident occurred in MN.
MN LAWS APPLY TO DRIVER FROM ANOTHER STATE – INJURY ATTORNEY
If the MN driver was at fault in causing your car accident while you were visiting Minnesota, their insurance is responsible to pay for the damage to your vehicle. They may also be required to pay additional compensation to you. However, if you have to sue the other driver, you will most likely have to do so in MN. Likewise, all MN laws will apply to your car accident case, e.g., MN’s driving rules, insurance rules, etc. One example is that under MN law, you can only receive pain and suffering compensation if your injury meets a certain threshold of seriousness. That rule applies even if you are from another state and are injured while driving through or visiting Minnesota.
For more information about your rights after a car accident when you are not from Minnesota, call our office and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin have more than 25 years’ experience, We have successfully represented hundreds of people injured in a car accident. When you call us, you will speak with a top lawyer about your car accident. We will answer your questions and advise you of your rights. The initial consultation is free. In addition, we never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injury.