Canadians Traveling to Florida - Lawyer Discusses Rights of Canadians Injured in a Car Accident in Florida
With the holiday season here and winter weather in full force, many Canadians will be vacationing in Florida. In addition to escaping the cold winter weather and enjoying the sun and beach, many Canadians will be driving while on vacation in Florida. Most Canadians that travel to Florida either drive their own car or rent a vehicle to get around the state. For the most part, driving in Florida is just like driving in Ontario. The roads are well maintained, and the signage is excellent. Nonetheless, accidents can happen at any time and anywhere. No one plans to be in an accident whether at home or while vacationing in Florida. As a personal injury lawyer licensed to practice law in Ontario and Florida, I have, unfortunately, met many Canadians that have been injured while vacationing in Florida and other other places in the United States. Car accidents that result in injury are always extremely difficult and stressful, but they are even more stressful and challenging when the accident happens while you are away from home.
When a resident of Ontario is injured in a Florida accident, there can be additional stress associated with obtaining and paying for medical care. Additionally, you may have questions about which insurance will cover your losses, your pain and suffering, and medical expenses. Insurance laws differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. There are different laws for car accidents in Ontario and those that occur in Florida. Nonetheless, if you have a valid Ontario auto insurance policy, you may be able to claim for some of your losses against your Ontario policy. The applicable insurance for your injuries and losses will depend on the nature of the accident, the injuries, and the coverage available for the driver and vehicle that caused the accident.
It is important to know your rights before discussing your claim with insurance adjusters. Do not make uninformed decisions that can have major consequences on your right to recover for your losses. If you are a Canadian that has been injured in a Florida accident, call us for a free consultation. We regularly assist Canadians that have been injured in Florida and we may be able to help you too. If your injuries are serious, and you are unable to travel home to Ontario, we can arrange to meet with you at your Florida hospital or home.
To learn more call us toll-free any time at 1-866-234-6093 or in Florida at our West Palm Beach office at 561-625-6133. We are a Ontario-based Canadian law firm that represents Ontario residents that have been injured in Florida. Lawyer Andrew Iacobelli is licensed in Ontario, Florida and Michigan and has practiced personal injury law in Canada and the United States.
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