Wikipedia defines a snowbird as someone from Canada who migrates southward in winter to warmer locales such as Florida, Texas, California, Arizona, the Carolinas, or elsewhere in the Sun Belt of the southern and southwest United States, Mexico, and areas of the Caribbean. Every year, as the temperature plummets, hundreds of thousands of Canadians flock to warmer climes for visits ranging from a few days to half of the year. To the US alone, Canadians make over 23 million annual visits, worth over $22 billion to the US economy. And when we travel to the US, we’re not afraid to drive, either crossing the border with our own vehicles, or renting cars at the destination.
The vast majority of Canadians abroad will never get injured in a car accident in a foreign country. But if you’re one of the few that do, here are some important points to remember:
- Laws differ by country and, in the US, by state. A local lawyer will know the local laws, including extremely important limitation dates for making your claim.
- Insurance requirements may be vastly different, especially in the case of how much liability insurance a driver must have on their car insurance policy. This can affect the ability of an injured person to recover full compensation for injuries.
- Medical treatment tends to be much more expensive, even if you have travel insurance. You may find yourself owing tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Personal Injury Lawyer for Canadians Injured in the USA
Whether you’re a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist, or bicyclist involved in an accident in the United States, or if you’ve been involved in a slip-and-fall or suffered any kind of personal injury while in the USA, we can help. We have strategic partnerships with lawyers across America, top personal injury lawyers who know the state and federal laws and understand the American court system. If you’ve been injured in one of the most common snowbird destinations such as Arizona, California, and Florida, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of personal injury lawyers to pick from. We save you the hassle of finding, choosing, and hiring a US personal injury lawyer, by carefully selecting and curating our list of firms and connecting you with the best. Deal with us locally, and get great service locally and internationally. Our firms can help you get your huge US medical bills paid, and get your claim resolved quickly and easily. And if the insurance coverage of the person who injured you is limited and you’re unable to get full compensation for your injuries, we can help you explore local options to cover the shortfall.
If you’re a snowbird or Canadian traveler to the USA and you’re been injured in an accident, call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Let us deal with the stress and the hassles so that you can focus on getting better and getting back to your life. We’re available 24 hours a day toll-free at 1-866-548-9464, at [email protected], or through our website.