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What Drivers Need to Know About Car Accidents While on Vacation

When packing your bags to head out the door on vacation — whether you are flying thousands of miles away or driving a few hundred miles down the highway — being in a head on car crash is probably the furthest thing on your mind. Unfortunately, it is a reality. In fact, car accidents while on vacation can happen in various ways, including:

  • In route to the airport. When a crash occurs within the hours prior to your flight, you may have a lot to lose. More than likely you will miss your flight as a result of an accident. If you are in town and driving your own car, you may be able to return home that night; however, if you are in a rental car or far away from home, you may need to stay another night in a hotel before you can catch another flight. Also, if you have injuries, you will need to go to the hospital. Not only will you be out the cost of your airfare, but you may have extra expenses in hotel bills and medical bills.

  • After picking up a rental car. Whether you are driving to your hotel or from your hotel to a restaurant or tourist attraction, car accidents can and do happen to people while they are driving rental cars. If you have been in a fender bender in a hotel parking lot or a crash while driving high speeds on the interstate, you most likely have suffered injuries. Unfortunately, many car accident victims don’t know their rights when dealing with collisions involving rental cars. This is why it is essential that people involved in crashes while on vacation learn how to handle their accidents properly.

Dealing with a car accident claim and an injury claim is never something someone wants to do while on vacation, but it is important to handle it in the correct way so you don’t lose money in addition to your memories being taken away. To learn more about your rights to an injury claim in Florida, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld. By calling 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766, you can talk with a trusted accident attorney in a free consultation today.

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