Personal Injury Lawyers In Saskatchewan For Canadians Involved In US Car Accidents

Did you know that Saskatchewan is Canada’s sunniest province?

Saskatchewan is also the flattest province with grasslands to the south and the rugged rock of the Canadian Shield to the north. There are many forests, rivers, and lakes throughout.  Full of beautiful national parks, museums full of rich history and charming towns, it has lots to offer those both young and old.

However, like many places in Canada, Saskatchewan gets very cold come winter. For those who prefer sunshine, warmth and putting away the snow shovel, traveling down south to wait out the winter is an easy solution for many.

Travelling Is Not Risk-Free

The unfortunate reality is that car accidents and other serious personal injury accidents happen every day.  Since many Canadian – Saskatchewan residents opt to drive to their winter residences, driving long hours through unfamiliar locations can increase one’s risk of misfortune. If the fun comes undone due to catastrophic or serious personal injury, Snowbird Accidents is here for you.

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Before travelling south, Saskatchewan residents need to review their current medical and travel insurance. Firstly, you should understand what you are actually covered for. If you’re not sure or you want to purchase extra travel and medical insurance, you should speak to an insurance broker.  You must do this prior to leaving your province.  

Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Many US drivers have little to no car insurance coverage.  Importantly most of, if not all, Saskatchewan car insurance policies provide underinsured and uninsured coverage. Saskatchewan residents should check with their brokers and top up all their insurance benefits especially Under insured motorist coverage.  If you are involved in an accident with a US car driver your own car policy will offer you extra protection.  

What Should You Do If You’re Involved in An Accident Outside Of Saskatchewan?

  • Your top priority is always the health and safety of you and your family. Be sure to seek out medical attention immediately.
  • Make sure the police are contacted.
  • Obtain the drivers’ licence and insurance particulars of the other vehicle.
  • Call your insurance company and report the accident.
  • If possible, get contact information for witnesses.
  • Write down all details of the accident.
  • Take photos of the accident scene.
  • Contact the Snowbird Helpline as soon as you’re able to.

Saskatchewan Residents Should Seek Legal Services If Involved In A Personal Injury Accident In The US (or another Canadian province).

The law of the state where the accident happened dictates the rights and remedies you have (Tort rights). In most states, you can sue (or be sued) for pain and suffering and any economic losses suffered. Furthermore, each state has different procedural rules as to when and how a claim can be made.  If a claim is not brought against the defendant within the statutory time limits, it will be statute barred and can result in you being denied the compensation you deserve.

In addition, nearly every car insurance policy provides contractual statutory accident benefits.  These benefits help with immediate medical, hospital, and rehabilitation expenses – regardless of fault.  These contractual benefits need to be applied for in Saskatchewan.

Cross-Border Accidents Are Complicated!

Very few lawyers understand the complexity of cross-border accidents. After a car accident or other serious accident, has occurred, you will need a lawyer in both the state the accident occurred and in your home province too. It’s crucial that the two lawyers work collaboratively to ensure your rights and remedies are properly protected.

Snowbird Accidents can arrange for some of the best personal injury lawyers and attorneys to help you navigate this process quickly, without added stress.  Both lawyers share one contingency fee based on the work performed. Since these lawyers work on a contingency basis, you will only pay for the services rendered once your settlement has been received. This helps you to focus on your recovery, not your finances.

Contact The Snowbird Helpline Today!