About Us

How Snowbird Helpline Helps Canadian Snowbirds

For over 35 years, we have been assisting Canadian snowbirds and northern US residents involved in car accidents and other personal injury accidents throughout North America.

Every year, millions of snowbirds (Canadians and northern US residents) migrate south to escape hard, cold winter weather. Unfortunately, some of these people will end up being injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more.

A serious personal injury can be life-changing and have devastating results on you and your loved ones. However, when these serious injuries happen in a different country, the healing process can become extremely complicated and overwhelming to navigate.

Snowbird Helpline’s Mission

Here at Snowbird Helpline, we work to empower and educate Canadian snowbirds who are involved in serious, catastrophic car accidents or accidents of other kinds in the United States.

Car accidents are already devastating, but when they happen in a different country, filing with your insurance or connecting with a personal injury lawyer can be extremely complicated in an already distressing time.

Snowbird Helpline offers peace of mind if the unthinkable happens. We are here to connect you with a team of lawyers and attorneys that are knowledgeable about personal injury claims, no matter what province or state you were injured in.

For cross-border accidents, it’s important that you work with a lawyer who understands the laws in the state you were injured in and the province you reside in. We are available 24/7 to help provide you with immediate advice as to what you should do.

Find a Cross-Border Personal Injury Lawyer in The State or Province You Were Injured in Now!

Any personal injury law firm, cross-border personal injury lawyer, or cross-border personal injury attorney we recommend has shown they have extensive knowledge and expertise you can trust when faced with the challenge of a cross-border accident. In most instances, you can deal directly with them by going to their website. As an alternative, you are welcome to complete the contact form or give us a call.

Injured in the United States?

Select which state you were injured in for more information.

Arizona

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Kentucky

Maine

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

West Virginia

Injured in Canada?

Select which province you were injured in for more information.

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Snowbird Helpline’s Mission

We provide information about car accidents, car insurance options, medical insurance options, personal injuries, and more. We do not provide legal advice. That is the job of the personal injury attorney or lawyer that you have retained.

The personal injury lawyers and attorneys recommended by us are leaders in their field and frequently deal with catastrophic car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. They all have special expertise dealing with quadriplegia, paraplegia, serious brain injury, and amputation claims.

About Our Snowbird Helpline Founder & CEO

Joseph Pileggi is the CEO and founder of Snowbird Helpline, Cross Border Confidence, Snowbird Travel USA, and Snowbird Accidents, in addition to its various derivative properties.

He presently resides in both Canada and the US. Joseph became one of Canada’s most experienced Law Clerks, both in the preparation and presentation of trials and arbitrations. He was mentored by some of Canada’s best personal injury lawyers: Earl Cherniak Q.C.; Ken Howie Q.C.; and Lawrence Mandel Q.C. All three lawyers have, at one time or another, been members of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

In his many decades of experience, Joseph primarily dealt with catastrophic injury victims who suffered quadriplegia, paraplegia, brain injury, and amputation. Joseph was part of the War Amputees of Canada’s successful endeavour to have the Canadian government re-compensate the Thalidomide drug victims. He was part of the first independent NHL arbitration on behalf of a disabled hockey player. He also participated in the Canadian Residential Schools Class Action. Additionally, he’s been a member of numerous not-for-profit boards.

Some Notable Multi-Million Dollar cases Joseph was involved in:

Joseph has a solid understanding of the complexities of cross-border personal injury claims and how important it is for US and Canadian legal counsel to work together to successfully pursue a cross-border personal injury claim. It is the only way to ensure that accident victims are fairly compensated. Additionally, no matter how many lawyers are involved in a cross-border personal injury claim, they must share one contingency fee based on all work performed. From the perspective of the injured victim, they receive the services of multiple legal counsels, all for the price of one.

  • Cho vs Cho – child abuse
  • Cowles vs African Lion Safari – zoo owner’s responsibility for wild animals
  • Crawford vs Simpson – car accident & innkeeper liability
  • Hart vs Hart – Municipal liability for non-repair of a highway
  • McErlean vs City of Brampton – Ontario’s first multi-million-dollar personal injury award
  • Pettey vs Avis Rent a Car (USA) – Canada’s very first Mary Carter agreement
  • Robillard vs the City of Sudbury – near drowning in the City’s swimming class
  • St. Louis vs Felecki – medical malpractice
  • Vecharelli vs the City of Vaughan – defective railing and inspection
  • Woodcock vs Consumers Gas – Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • MacDonald vs Travellers Insurance Company – Cross-border accident and the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Fund
  • Vetter Vs Allstate Insurance Company – Michigan Catastrophic Claims Fund

Cross-Border Personal Injury Lawyers Are Available to Help Injured Canadian Snowbirds Now!

Any personal injury law firm, cross-border personal injury lawyer, or cross-border personal injury attorney we recommend has shown they have extensive knowledge and expertise you can trust when faced with the challenge of a cross-border accident. In most instances, you can deal directly with them by going to their website. As an alternative, you are welcome to complete the contact form or give us a call.

Frequently Asked Snowbird Insurance, Travel And Personal Injury Questions

Snowbird Helpline is not a law firm, we are an International “Qualifying Referrer”. We provide information about car accidents, car insurance options, medical insurance options, personal injuries, and more. Snowbird Helpline does not provide legal advice. That is the job of the personal injury attorney or lawyer that you end up retaining.

We can recommend experienced cross-border personal injury lawyers in the province you reside in and the state you were injured in. The lawyers and attorneys recommended by us are leaders in their field and frequently deal with catastrophic car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.

Snowbird Helpline is not an insurance agency, we are an International “Qualifying Referrer”. We provide information about car accidents, car insurance options, medical insurance options, personal injuries, and more. We do not provide legal advice. That is the job of the personal injury attorney or lawyer that you end up retaining.

We can recommend experienced cross-border personal injury lawyers in the province you reside in and the state you were injured in. The lawyers and attorneys recommended by us are leaders in their field and frequently deal with catastrophic car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.

Snowbird Helpline offers peace of mind if the unthinkable happens. We are here to connect you with a team of lawyers and attorneys that are knowledgeable about personal injury claims, no matter what province or state you were injured in.

When a serious personal injury happens in a different country, you can quickly be left with more questions than answers. That’s where Snowbird Helpline comes in. Our team has extensive knowledge and expertise that you can trust when faced with the challenge of a cross-border accident.

Snowbird Helpline is an International “Qualifying Referrer”. This means we do not give legal advice, as we are not lawyers or a law firm. No legal fees are paid or shared with Snowbird Helpline. Instead, we offer advice on what your next steps should be and who you should contact. We recommend personal injury lawyers and attorneys that have extensive knowledge dealing with cross-border accidents.

For over 35 years, our recommended team of cross-border personal injury lawyers has assisted Canadian snowbirds involved in car accidents and other personal injury accidents in the United States.

Snowbird Helpline assists people experiencing serious personal injuries of all kinds. Primarily we assist with those who have been in serious car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, or trucking accidents across the border.

Canadians who have been injured in America have different needs than those injured in their home province. We are here to help organize the steps you have to take with your insurance, connect you with experienced cross-border personal injury lawyers and attorneys, and more.

Snowbird Helpline is a USA corporation with headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida, and offices in Toronto, Canada.

We offer expertise and cross-border lawyer recommendations in over 50 states and 10 provinces. To quickly get in touch with us about your situation, give us a call at 1-800-436-0353.

Our goal is to be accessible at all times to snowbirds who require assistance. You can fill out our online contact form, send us an email to info@snowbirdhelpline.com, or give us a call at 1-800-436-0353.

Additionally, you can contact the lawyers mentioned on our site directly through their websites or online contact information.

Joseph Pileggi is the CEO and founder of Snowbird Helpline, Cross Border Confidence, Snowbird Travel USA, and Snowbird Accidents, in addition to its various derivative properties.

Joseph presently resides in both Canada and the US. He possesses a solid understanding of the complexities of cross-border personal injury claims. Joseph understands how important it is for US and Canadian legal counsel to work together to pursue a cross-border personal injury claim successfully. It is the only way to ensure that accident victims are fairly compensated. Additionally, no matter how many lawyers are involved in a cross-border personal injury claim, they must share one contingency fee based on all work performed. From the perspective of the injured victim, they receive the services of multiple legal counsels, all for the price of one.

Your health and safety, plus the health and safety of your family or other injured parties is always top priority. Be sure to seek out medical attention immediately. It is important to make sure the police are contacted.

If possible, while still on the scene, obtain the driver’s license and insurance information of those involved in the accident. If possible, get contact information for all witnesses. Additionally, you should take notes and pictures of everything you can. This includes the scene of the accident, the other car, any visible injuries, and what caused the accident if known.

Make sure that your doctors are informed about the accident and all of your injuries. Take notes of what the doctor advises and keep a record of your injuries and healing process.

As soon as you are able, contact Snowbird Helpline. We can help advise you of the next steps you should take.

Snowbirds and Cross Border Accidents™

1-800-436-0353