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Driving and Traveling This Summer

Hopefully, our lives will return to normal soon and we will be able to travel and enjoy the summer season.  In thinking about the future, when driving around this summer, are you aware of the legal risks on the road?  It is more clear when you are driving in a car that you own, but what about situations when you are traveling in a vehicle that you don’t own, such as rental cars, hotel shuttles, and other means of transportation? USA Today spoke about some of these issues in a recent article.

There are many legal considerations to keep in mind when traveling, especially in the summer.  These sticky situations may occur when you are involved in an accident when one of the parties is hauling a boat or another type of trailer.  Often, people find out later that their automobile insurance doesn’t cover their trailer, too.  Also, rental cars come with their own unique set of insurance circumstances.  It is important to clarify with your auto insurance company what is covered if you ever rent a car, too.

If you’re involved in an accident with someone in a rental car or who doesn’t have adequate coverage for their vehicle, your lawsuit could be more complicated.  You will need an attorney who is experienced with handling such claims.  Not only is Attorney Douglas Stoehr an experienced accident attorney, he also used to work for auto insurance companies and, as a result, has a large amount of knowledge relating to insurance claims from an insider’s perspective.  For more information on his practice and to schedule your free initial consultation, please call his Altoona, PA area practice at 814-946-4100.

To read more of the USA Today article, please click here:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/columnist/mcgee/2017/05/10/liability/101467946/