New York Car Accidents and Snowbirds
If you are involved in a car accident in the state of New York, a Snowbird has 3 three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against those responsible.
New York is a no-fault car insurance state, which means that when you’re injured in a car accident, you look to your own car insurance policy to receive accident benefits for medical expenses and other economic losses.
Snowbirds can bring a lawsuit for personal injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident if they pass New York’s “serious injury” threshold. You need to be suffering a: serious disfigurement; or a fractured bone; or a permanent serious impairment; or a significant limitation of use of your body; or substantially-fully disabled for 90 days. This is a complicated test and Snowbirds need to speak to a qualified New York Attorney as to whether or not you can bring an action.
US states have low mandatory motor vehicle liability policies. New York’s minimal coverage is $25,000.
Regardless of fault, everyone involved in a motor vehicle accident has in most instances (PIP) accident benefits. These benefits need to be applied for and accessed in the state or province you normally reside in.
Since 1981, we have been helping seriously injured motorists get the treatment and care they need to recover from their injuries and to receive compensation for their losses. We understand that it is not only the injured party that may require assistance, as often it is loved ones that face significant challenges in helping the accident victim.
Cross Border Car Accidents are Complicated. We arrange for you to speak to some of the best Personal Injury Attorneys in New York, who are familiar with cross border accidents. They work collaboratively with other lawyers and attorneys in various states and provinces in order to protect you and your family’s legal rights and remedies.
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