Arizona Legal Services For Snowbirds Involved in Car Accidents.

Well known for its beautiful canyons, deserts, and sunsets, Arizona is home to a plethora of professional sports teams “Rattlesnakes”, Coyotes, and the Phoenix Suns.

Unlike most popular snowbird destinations, Arizona is landlocked and offers no beaches. Regardless of what some may perceive as drawbacks, many snowbirds from the US and Canada continue to flock to Arizona in the wintertime.  Phoenix and Scottsdale boast some of the trendies art venues in the world.  It is also suggested, the dry warm air helps those with lung issues and arthritic conditions. 

Snowbirds in Arizona  

Arizona Tourism Information

Snowbirds love Arizona.  Just ask Glenn Williamson, CEO of the Canada Arizona Business Council. Glen estimates that Canadian snowbirds contribute $1.4 billion to Arizona’s economy every year. While the weakening Canadian dollar has increased the cost of these visits – it hasn’t seemed to deter seasoned snowbirds, many of whom are “people of means,” according to Williamson.

Along with the migrating snowbirds, the CABC reported that over 1 million Canadians visited the Grand Canyon State just prior to covid, spending an additional $1 billion. Williamson anticipates the annual number of Canadian tourists will continue to increase year after year.

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

Arizona Legal Services For Cross-Border Accidents 

Unfortunately, while on vacation, serious car accidents can still happen.  In Arizona, northern travellers rarely have to worry about accidents caused by snow or ice. They however need to be prepared for sudden dust storms that decrease visibility and flash floods that make roads dangerous.  

It’s important to know that snowbirds injured in a car accident in Arizona have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.   Government agencies though enjoy much shorter statutory limitations.

Arizona is described as a Pure Comparative negligence state.  an at-fault state for car accident claims.  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.   Damages though are reduced by an individuals percentage of fault.  

Several Liability: Each defendant is only liable for the amount of damages allocated to them.

Sound complicated?  For car drivers yes, but for passengers no.  Rarely is a passenger responsible for an accident.  It is therefore very important to talk to a knowledgeable Arizona lawyer.    

Snowbird Accidents Recommends The Following Lawyers In Arizona

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

Any personal injury law firm 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.

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.

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 accident
  • Property damage liability coverage: minimum $15,000

Thankfully, most snowbirds’ personal car insurance policies provide larger liability policy limits, Personal Insurance Protection or Statutory Accident Benefits, and most importantly Uninsured, and Underinsured motorist protection.  Please note these contractual claims must be processed through your car insurer in the state or province where you purchased it.

This is where the Snowbird Accidents comes in. We understand the complexities of cross-border accidents.

For 35 years, we have been assisting Canadians and US residents involved in car accidents and other personal injury accidents in the United States.  We help you find some of the very best lawyers who understand the complexity of cross-border accidents. After a serious car accident or other type of accident has occurred, you will need a lawyer in both the state the accident occurred and in your home province or state. It’s crucial that the two lawyers work collaboratively to ensure your rights and remedies are properly protected.

Both lawyers will 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, helping you to focus on your recovery, not your finances.

What Should You Do If You’re Involved in An Accident Outside Your Home Province or State?

  • 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.
  • If possible, take a picture of the other driver’s licence and insurance, and a picture of the licence plate.
  • Call your insurance company and report the accident.
  • Contact the Snowbird Helpline as soon as possible for advice.

Snowbird Accidents Recommends The Following Personal Injury Lawyer In Arizona.

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 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.

Contact The Snowbird Helpline Today!

1-800-436-0353