Canadians Involved in Car Accidents in Massachusetts

Home of the famous Red Sox, New England Patriots, and the Bruins, Massachusetts is one of the major northern states that sees a plethora of snowbirds who head south for the winter.  Yes snowbirds share a lot of New England pride no matter where they flock to.


Unfortunately, snowbirds get into accidents. Massachusetts has some complex personal Injury laws which knowledgeable lawyers need to address.

For example if someone is involved in a personal injury accident (such as a car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident) they have three-years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. It is also a “modified comparative no-fault” state.  You are only allowed to proceed with a claim for financial recovery against the person who injured if you are less then 50 percent responsible for the accident, incurred at least $2,000+ in medical expenses; and/or you suffered a permanent and serious disfigurement, or a fractured bone, or a substantial loss of hearing or loss of sight.  Wow! Confusing! And what a mouthful!

Car insurers also provide Personal Injury Protection.  The minimum benefit coverage for injured parties is up $8,000 which includes expenses for:

  • medical bills;
  • 75% of lost income due to an inability to work, and,
  • “replacement services” (for someone to take care of household chores that you’re unable to perform because of the accident

Please note all insurance policies can be enhanced.  You just have to pay a higher premium.

Minimum car insurance -In order to legally drive a motor vehicle in Massachusetts, owners must carry a minimum of:

  1. $20,000 liability coverage;
  2. $40,000 total liability coverage per accident, regardless of how many people are injured;
  3. $5,000 liability coverage for property damage;
  4. $8,000 in no-fault (personal injury protection) coverage; and,
  5. uninsured motorist coverage for bodily injury of $20,000 per person/$40,000 total per accident.

Since 1981, Snowbird Accidents has been helping seriously injured motorists receive the medical treatment and compensation they deserve.  We understand it is not just the injured party that may require assistance, but often their loved ones that face significant challenges in helping the accident victim.

Cross-border car accidents are complicated.  We arrange for you to speak to some of the best personal injury attorneys in Massachusetts, 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.

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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.

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.

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