The Snowbird Attorney, Andrew Iacobelli understands that being involved in a motor vehicle accident is frightening especially when you are a Canadian injured in Florida. Andrew is often referred to as the Lawyer for Canadians, the Snowbird Lawyer or Snowbird Attorney because he has helped countless Canadians that have been injured in the United States.
The Snowbird Attorney regularly represents Canadian residents who have been seriously injured while visiting the United States and 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.
Following an accident or injury in the United States, you may be worried and confused about your legal rights and options. It’s difficult to deal with a serious accident when you are a Canadian injured while visiting Florida. In addition to worrying about your health and well-being, you may be faced with a complex insurance claims process, expensive medical bills and many more decisions. Insurance companies and healthcare representatives may be asking you to make decisions and sign documents. You will have many questions.
Attorney, Andrew Iacobelli recognized an important need to reach Canadian residents that have been injured in Florida to not only share important information but to also allow Canadians to reach out to a Personal Injury Lawyer who can help with Snowbird Accidents. “Ask the Snowbird Attorney” is an online group where members can discuss their concerns, ask questions and will help you decide if you need to speak with The Snowbird Attorney. Have you been injured in Florida and have questions? We encourage you to join the group at: Ask The Snow Bird Attorney | Facebook.
Before speaking with the insurance company, it is important to know your rights and you do not have to
face the consequences of an accident in the United States alone. Personal injury attorney, Andrew Iacobelli, is experienced in cross-border personal injury cases and maintains offices in Ontario, Canada and Florida, USA. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way". Call us for a FREE CONSULTATION at 1-866-234-6093. We are available 24/7.
Wintering in Florida? The Snowbird Attorney Discusses what you Need to Know if You Are a Canadian Injured in florida
Winter has arrived and many Ontario residents will be travelling to Florida for a vacation or many have already settled in to start enjoying their winter stay in 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 visiting the United States.
Although some Canadians will be flying and renting a car, many Canadians also drive the long distance from Ontario to Florida. If you are a Canadian resident that has been injured while travelling to or while visiting Florida, it can be very confusing to determine where to obtain help for your accident claim.
If the accident involved a motor vehicle, such as a car or motor vehicle striking a cyclist or pedestrian then at least part of your claim for insurance benefits must proceed in Ontario. It may surprise you to know that when a Canadian is injured in a car accident in Florida, very often the claims for losses are primarily paid by a Canadian auto insurance policy.
Ontario has a no-fault benefits system known as statutory accident benefits that provide certain basic coverage for Ontario residents that are injured in accidents involving motor vehicles. These benefits are available for accidents occurring in Canada or the United States. Such benefits must be accessed in Ontario, and any litigation arising out of entitlement to these benefits needs to be commenced in Ontario.
In our experience, we find that the Ontario Accident Benefits Insurance will reimburse for reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred while in the United States. The medical bills are usually recoverable from either your insurance company or the insurance provider for the at-fault vehicle. Often, the medical providers in the United States will cooperate with your lawyer in an effort to have your medical bills reimbursed by an insurance company.
If you are a resident of Ontario Canada and have been involved in a car accident in Florida, seek medical attention as soon as possible and advise the hospital or treatment provider of all available insurance you have, including any travel insurance, extended health insurance and automobile insurance.
Cross border personal injury cases can be complex and you should not delay in consulting a personal injury lawyer with experience in cross border accidents to make certain that your rights are fully protected. Contact our law firm for a complimentary consultation and advice if you are uncertain how to proceed or if you need assistance advancing a claim for your losses in Florida and Ontario.
The Snowbird Attorney regularly represents Ontario Canadian residents who have been seriously injured while visiting the United States and can coordinate access to benefits from your Ontario Insurance policies, as well as available policies from US insurers.
After being involved in a motor vehicle accident while visiting Florida you will have so many questions. The Snowbird Attorney is pleased to offer an online forum for people to get the answers from a Personal Injury Lawyer who specializes in snowbird accidents. We encourage you to join our group at: Ask The Snow Bird Attorney | Facebook or alternatively, feel free to call us for a FREE CONSULTATION at 1-866-234-6093. We are available 24/7.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. who is licensed to practice law in Florida, Michigan and Ontario. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance
Coverage the Right Way"
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.