According to media reports, a Ontario couple was seriously injured in a Florida motorcycle accident. According to reports the Canadians were involved in a motorcycle crash in Lee County Florida on December 11, 2014, and were taken to a hospital in Fort Myers with critical injuries.
First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm offers its sincere support for the Canadians injured in this Florida motorcycle accident. We hope that they both make a speedy and full recovery from their injuries.
This Florida motorcycle accident was being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. According to early reports, the Canadian couple from Orangeville were riding their motorcycle on State Road 31 when an SUV pulled out in front of them .
When a Canadian Ontario resident is injured in a motorcycle accident while in Florida, there are remedies available to compensate for their losses. Canadians involved in a Florida motorcycle crash will often be able to access insurance benefits through their own Canadian motorcycle insurance policy, even for motorcycle accidents that occurred in Florida. In addition to obtaining accident benefits or disability insurance payments from the Canadian insurer, a Ontario resident injured in Florida may also be able to claim against the insurance company for the other vehicle/driver in Florida.
Many Canadians involved in Florida accidents learn that the at-fault party may be uninsured or underinsured. That means, there is not enough insurance money from the at-fault driver to pay for the losses sustained. This is often the case because Florida has much lower minimum insurance requirements for drivers than Ontario. In these circumstances, a Canadian injured in Florida may be able to advance a claim in Ontario, Canada for the uninsured and underinsured benefits that form part of your Ontario motorcycle insurance policy.
Cross border personal injury cases arising from a motorcycle accident in Florida can be complex and you should not delay in consulting a Ontario personal injury lawyer to make sure your rights are fully protected.
For a free case review about your rights as a Canadian injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, call us today at 1-866-234-6093.
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.