Home of the famous professional sports teams, The Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, the Houston Rockets, and NHL’s Texas Stars”, Canadian and US Snowbirds love to head to Texas for the winter. And who wouldn’t? With access to the Gulf of Mexico, and some of the most instances beautiful beaches in the world – Texas is a place to see and be.
Texas Tourism Information
While a rather long drive, manySnowbirds opt to drive. This allows them the freedom of having a car over the winter. Driving such long distances though can unfortunately lead to serious car accidents.
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Texas Car Accident Statute of Limitations
If you are involved in a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, or a pedestrian personal injury accident you need to bring an action in court within two years. The limitation can vary depending on the type of harm you suffered. For instance, actions against public employees or other government agencies must be brought within 6 months from the accident date. If you do not bring an action within the specified time you can fine your action is statue barred. Time is of the importance.
Texas also has a very strict car accident law that you won’t find in most states. The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident must immediately report the accident to the local police, no matter how serious. If you do not do so, you can be precluded from bringing an action.
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Texas is a Modified Comparative Fault state.
If you are found to be more than 51 percent at fault for the accident, you will recover no money. In addition it has Modified Joint and Several provisions. A defendant is jointly and severally liable if their percentage of liability is greater then 50%, or their was specific intent to do harm. Sound complicated – it is. We always recommend you speak to a Texas Personal Injury lawyer.
Texas Car Insurance limits
Texas, requires the owner of a motor vehicle to have a minimum of $30,000 of coverage for injuries per person, up to a total of $60,000 per accident, and $25,000 of coverage for property damage. This is called 30/60/25 coverage.
Most American and Canadian snowbirds travel with their own personal car insurance policies that provide contractual protection such as PIP or statutory accident benefits, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Don’t assume that you have all of these coverages automatically. It’s important to check you car policy. With so many uninsured drivers in the USA it is imperative that you make sure you have as much car insurance coverage as possible.
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 drivers’ license, the car licence plate, and insurance of the other vehicle.
• Call your insurance company and report the accident.
• CONTACT THE SNOWBIRD HELPLINE AS SOON AS YOU ARE ABLE TO!
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Why You Need SNOWBIRD CAR ACCIDENT HELP FOR A Personal Injury CLAIM In Texas? Cross-Border Accidents are complex!
Cross-border car accidents are complicated. For 35 years, snowbird accidents has been assisting Canadian Snowbirds and US Snowbirds involved in car accidents and other personal injury accidents across North America. Very few lawyers and attorneys understand the complexity of cross-border accidents. After a serious car accident, you will probably need a lawyer in the state where the accident occurred, and in your home province. It’s crucial that the lawyers work collaboratively to ensure your rights and remedies are properly protected.
Snowbird Accidents has been helping seriously injured Canadian Snowbirds and US Snowbirds get the treatment and care they need to recover from their injuries and in addition fair compensation for their losses. We understand it is not only the injured party that may require assistance but also loved ones that face significant challenges.
Snowbird Accidents arrange for you to speak to some of the best personal injury attorneys in Texas who are familiar with cross-border accidents. They work collaboratively with other lawyers and attorneys in various states and provinces in order to protect you and your family’s legal rights and remedies.
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. Contact the Snowbird Accidents Help line as soon as possible.
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