As the cold winter weather sets in, many Ontario residents will be vacationing in Florida. Although some will be flying and renting a car, others will drive the long distance from Ontario to Florida. Either way, you should make sure you are prepared, just in case you're involved in a car accident while visiting Florida. Although we never expect accidents to happen, car accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. For Ontario residents it is particularly stressful if you were involved in a car accident while far away from home. Although Florida has excellent services, and healthcare, out-of-state residents may be faced with high bills. If the injury is serious, and will have longer term consequences to your health and income, it is extremely important to obtain legal counsel on your rights to compensation. Often times, the other vehicle involved in the accident may be under insured. In such cases, and Ontario resident may be able to access their own Ontario auto policy. In addition to accident benefits, Ontario residents may be able to access their under insured motorist coverage.
Our law firm regularly represents Ontario Canadian residents who have been seriously injured while visiting the United States. We can coordinate access to benefits from your Ontario Insurance policies, as well as available policies from US insurers. Where necessary, we have a network of professionals within the United States as well. If you questions about your rights following an accident in Florida or elsewhere in the United States, call us for a free consultation.
Andrew Iacobelli is a lawyer, licensed to practice law in Florida, Michigan and Ontario. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of individuals that have been seriously injured.