What Happens if You’re In an Accident During a Long Drive?

Many people still drive to their vacation destination or drive long distances for business trips. When they have to drive for a long distance, they’ll need to be careful to ensure they are as safe as possible while they’re on the road. If they are in an accident that is not their fault, the at-fault driver’s insurance company could use the long drive against them to reduce their compensation.

Why Does the Distance of a Drive Matter?

The at-fault driver’s insurance company will often look for any reason to deny or reduce the amount of compensation they’ll need to pay. If they learn the victim was in the middle of a long-distance drive, they might claim the victim was at least partially at fault for the accident because they were drowsy from the long drive and did not react to the potential accident in time to avoid the accident. If …