New Jersey has many sights and attractions that are available to entertain residents all year long. But many surrounding states also have attractions that are often worth a trip out-of-state. A New Jersey resident may wish, for example, to go visit the Empire State Building in New York, or catch a Flyers game in Philadelphia. But while these states and cities may just be an hour or two away from New Jersey, a lot can happen in that time, and when they do, it can leave New Jersey residents wondering what to do after an out-of-state accident. A seasoned car accident lawyer can evaluate someone’s claim and if they have a case, they can guide an individual through their car accident case.
When it comes to knowing what to do after an out-of-state accident, regarding insurance issues, it is important to remember that New Jersey is a no-fault state. That means that when someone from New Jersey is in a car accident, even when the accident does not occur in New Jersey, they may have to go through their own insurance company in order to get accident benefits. But it depends on the insurance laws of the state they are visiting.
New York and Pennsylvania are also states with no-fault insurance policies. So if someone from New Jersey was to get into an accident in either of these states, generally both drivers would have to go through their own insurance company to get the same types of benefits. However if the New Jersey driver had traveled farther, to a state that had at-fault insurance, it can become more complicated.
Typically, the laws in the state the accident occurred will govern over an accident. This means that if the New Jersey driver was traveling to a tort state, such as Maryland, they would most likely need to go through the other driver’s insurance policy in order to claim benefits. However, many New Jersey insurance policies provide for out-of-state coverage and so, that policy may still cover the New Jersey driver. It is essential that drivers check their insurance policy, and look very carefully at the wording, before driving to another state.
If the New Jersey resident was injured during the accident, they could still file a lawsuit against an at-fault driver. And if they were at fault for the accident, they can still have a lawsuit filed against them. But when injuries take place outside of New Jersey, this can also be more complicated. Attorneys are typically licensed to practice within their state, and cannot practice in another state. This means that even if the New Jersey driver wants to sue and already has a New Jersey attorney, they will need to find another attorney licensed to practice in the state where the accident happened. A New Jersey attorney will not be able to speak to other insurance companies or represent a driver in court in any state other than New Jersey.
Driving to another state to take in the sights can be exciting. But accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, overshadowing the trip and leaving drivers feeling anxious and confused. It is very important for all drivers traveling to another state to check their own insurance policy first and to check whether the state they are traveling to is a no-fault or a tort state. The few minutes this will take can better prepare people, and take some of the stress out of the situation if an accident does occur. An individual’s next step should be to consult an experienced car accident lawyer that may know what to do after an out-of-state car accident. An attorney can attempt to help them recover damages for their injuries.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
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My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
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First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.