Arizona

Snowbirds involved in car accidents in Arizona

Home of rattle snakes and coyotes, the only legitimate professional team in Arizona is the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.  It is also an open carry state which ranks the state in and around 9th for the most violent crimes.  It is a land locked desert with literally no beach in site. Regardless of the drawbacks, US and CanadianSnowbirds love to winter in Arizona.  

Why? Because it is beautiful.  

Consider these facts: Glenn Williamson, CEO of the Canada Arizona Business Council  estimates that Canadian snowbirds contribute $1.4 billion to Arizona’s economy each year.  While the weakening Canadian dollar has increased the expense of visits — it hasn’t seemed to deter seasoned snowbirds, many of whom are “people of means,” Willliamson said.

Along with the half-year inhabitants, the CABC reported that over 1 million Canadian visitors visited the Grand Canyon State just prior to Covid and spent an additional $1 billion. Additionally, Williamson anticipates the annual number of Canadian tourists will continue to increase year over year. 

According to CABC, in 2018 Canadians owned or rented approximately 100,000 homes in Arizona, spending $13 billion on real estate.

Unfortunately while travelling in Arizona car accidents happen.  Snowbirds’ have two years from the date of the accident in which to file a lawsuit.  

 

This is true for any personal injury claim.  Fortunately in Arizona, northern travellers rarely have to worry about accidents caused by snow or ice.  They do have to be prepared for sudden dust storms that decrease visibility, and flash floods that make roads dangerous during the rainy season.  

Arizona is an at-fault state for car accident claims. At-fault states are pure tort states. Under tort law, a person can seek compensation for losses caused by someone else’s negligence.  Drivers involved in car accidents in Arizona can demand compensation for the costs of their injuries, vehicle damage, lost wages, and other losses against the responsible driver.

Arizona’s (Tort) Fault Law

Even in at-fault states, there’s some variation in how the relevant laws work. To claim compensation after a car accident in Arizona, you must show the other party caused your injuries.  Under this system, you can recover compensation for your injuries even if you were partially responsible for the car accident. If you are partially at fault, your compensation will be reduced by whatever percentage of fault you are assigned. For example, if you are 65 percent responsible for an accident, the amount of compensation you receive will be reduced by 65 percent to reflect your share of the fault.  You will then only recover 35% of your damages.

Arizona requires drivers to have car insurance that meets or exceeds the following minimum coverage levels: Bodily injury liability coverage: Minimum $25,000 per person / $50,000 per accidentProperty damage liability coverage: Minimum $15,000.

Most Snowbirds personal car insurance policies provide additional contractual protection.  For example most if not all polices have some $ levels of PIP accident benefts, uninsured, and underinsured motorist protection.  These contractual claims must be processed through their car insurer in the state or province where the policy was purchased. 

Cross Border Car Accidents are exceptionally complicated. We arrange for you to speak to some of the best Personal Injury Attorneys in Arizona, who are familiar with cross border accidents. They work collaboratively with other lawyers and attorneys in various jurisdictions in order to protect your legal rights and remedies.

Since 1981, Snowbirdaccidents.com has been helping seriously injured motorists receive compensation for their losses. We understand that it is not only the injured party that may require assistance, but also loved ones.

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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.

Snowbird Helpline Recommends

Kyle Brown – PARTNER
Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC
17015 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 335
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: 480-685-4036
Fax: 480-452-1899
www.brownhobkirk.com

Kyle Brown is a partner at the law office of Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC. He primarily focuses on representing clients in serious personal injury claims and wrongful death cases. His personal injury practice areas include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, commercial truck accidents, dog bites, and wrongful death claims. In addition, He handles premises liability cases, such as slip and fall accidents.

Kyle graduated from Arizona State University, summa cum laude, in 1993 with a degree in finance. He received his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 1998. From 1996 to 1998, Kyle served as a Staff Writer and Associate Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal. He also served as an instructor in the law school course Introduction to Legal Method and Writing, for first-year law students in 1997.

Kyle is licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona. He is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He is also the co-author of “The Use of OSHA Regulations in Negligence Cases,” published in Arizona Attorney Magazine in July 2000. From 2004 to 2010, Kyle served on Arizona State University’s Alumni Association Advocacy Steering Committee.

His approach when first meeting with a client:

“I want to take the time to get to know the person and let them just talk about their case. I want to make sure they are getting all their questions answered, and that they understand what to expect from the legal process. Most of my clients have not dealt with many lawyers or the legal system before, so I want to educate them and make them”

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