CANADIAN INJURED IN FLORIDA CAR ACCIDENT
If you are a Canadian injured in a car accident while in Florida, there are remedies available to compensate you for your losses. Canadians involved in a Florida automobile accident will often be able to access insurance benefits through their own Canadian insurance, even for car accidents that occurred in Florida. In addition to obtaining accident benefits or disability insurance payments from your Canadian insurer, you may also be able to claim against the insurance company for the other vehicle/driver in Florida.
When a Canadian is injured in a car accident in Florida, important decisions will need to be made early that can have a major impact upon your entitlement to compensation. Among other things, you will need to elect between Florida personal injury protection (PIP) and Ontario accident benefits. It is important to get the facts about the available benefits before electing.
If you are an Ontario resident, and were injured in a car accident in Florida, there is a chance that the at-fault party may be uninsured or underinsured. The other driver's insurance limits may not be sufficient to pay for your claim. Florida has lower minimum insurance requirements for drivers than Ontario. As such, you may be able to advance a claim in Ontario, Canada for the uninsured and underinsured benefits that form part of your Ontario motor vehicle insurance policy.
Obtaining compensation for a Canadian involved in a Florida car accident can be challenging and it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. For a free case review and to learn about your rights as a Canadian injured in a Florida car accident call us today at 1-866-234-6093.
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