do I need a lawyer in Canada or USA if I am canadian injured in car acCident in florida (united States)?
If you are a Canadian injured in a car accident while visiting Florida, you may need a lawyer in both Florida and Canada. The law of the state where the car crash occured, such as Florida, will control with respect to your rights to bring a lawsuit to recover for your pain and suffering and economic losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages. The law of state where the accident occurred, will also control all of the procedural rules for bringing a claim, such as time limits, notice requirements, insurance disclosure, etc. So, following an accident in Florida, a Canadian will very often have a claim that can only be handled by a Florida practicing attorney. This is usually not the end of the story, however. Canadians will almost always have rights and benefits in their home province also. This could include no-fault benefits, which in Ontario can be as high as $1,000,000. These benefits cover medical expenses, services and lost wages, in addition to claims you might have in Florida. Additionally, there may be rights to underinsured motorist benefits under your Canadian auto insurance policy, in the event that the at-fault driver is either uninsured or underinsured.
As the snowbird attorney, I regularly assist Canadians that have been injured in cross-border car accidents while visiting Florida or other states. Having a practice both in Canada and the United States allows us to help you recover all of the money damages for your losses in both countries.
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Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. 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.