About Us

How Snowbird Accidents Helps

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

Every year, millions of snowbirds migrate south to escape hard, cold winter weather. Unfortunately, accidents happen.  Some will end up being injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more.

A serious personal injury can be life-changing and have devastating results.  However, when these serious injuries happen in a different country, state or province, it can be overwhelming.

Snowbird Accidents’ Mission

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

A car accident is already devastating, but when it happens in a different country, it can be overwhelming.

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

For cross-border accidents, it’s important that you work with lawyers who understand the laws in the state you were injured in and in the province you reside. The Snowbird Help line is available 24/7 to help provide you with immediate advice.

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

Any personal injury law firm, personal injury lawyer, or 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.

How Snowbird Accidents Helps

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 retain.

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, brain injury, amputation, serious orthopaedic, and psychological injuries.

About Our Snowbird Accidents Founder & CEO

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

He presently resides in both Canada and the US. He 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 is 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.  He knows how important it is for US and Canadian legal counsel to work together to successfully protect your rights.  It is the only way to ensure accident victims are fairly compensated. 

Additionally, no matter how many lawyers are involved in a cross-border personal injury claim, they share one contingency fee based on all work performed. From the perspective of the injured victim, they receive the services of multiple legal counsel, all for the price of one.

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

Snowbird Accidents - always Available to Help Injured American and Canadian Snowbirds!

Any personal injury law firm, personal injury lawyer, or 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. Need help – complete the contact form or give us a call.

Frequently Asked Snowbird Insurance, Travel And Personal Injury Questions

Snowbird Accidents 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. 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  personal injury lawyers familiar with the complexities of cross-border accidents 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.

The 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 quickly need help. 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.

We are not lawyers or a law firm. No legal fees are paid or shared with us. Instead, we offer advice on what your next steps should be and who you should contact. We recommend personal injury lawyers and attorneys that are familiar with the complexities of cross-border accidents.

For over 35 years, we have assisted Canadian snowbirds involved in car accidents and other personal injury accidents in the United States.

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

We are here to help organize the steps you have to take with your insurance company and connect you with experienced personal injury lawyers and attorneys, and more.

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

We offer expertise and personal injury 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 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.

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.

Seal of Approval

“Cross Border Certified” and the “Snowbird Approved” seal of approvals are available to professionals who routinely and expertly deal with snowbirds’ cross border accidents. As part of our brand marketing efforts, you can feel confident the attorneys, lawyers, and health care companies using this logo are some of the very best in North America in their respective field. Any lawyer, attorney, or law firm is welcome to apply to us for certification to receive our approval.

Contact the snowbird hotline today 1-647-896-4907 to learn more.

Contact The Snowbird Helpline Today!

1-647-896-4907