Canadian Car Accidents in Georgia. Finding Georgia’s Best Personal Injury Attorneys.

Home of the famous Masters Golf Tournament, Peaches, Bulldogs, and some of the countries most serene and beautiful beaches, snowbirds love to flock to Georgia.

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However, driving for long distances always increases someones risk of getting into a serious car accident.  If it happens in a different country, state or province it can quickly become overwhelming.  When that happens, it can be difficult to know what your next steps are.  

What Should You Do If You’re Involved in An Accident In Georgia

  • 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 Lawyers In Georgia

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Car Accidents In Georgia

Georgia law dictates the Tort legal process for seeking compensation.  It is one of 12 states which abides by a “Modified Comparative Fault” rule.  If a driver is found to be more than 50% responsible for the accident, they may not sue the other party for damages. This provision has no effect on passengers who are rarely at fault for an accident.  The state has no joint liability but rather several.  Damages are  apportioned to the various persons liable and they are only responsible for their respective portion.  Lastly actions must be commenced within 2 years from the time of your accident. 

A competing consideration, is where you purchased your personal car policy.  For example, if you purchased your car policy in Ontario, Canada, most if not all of your contractual claims such as accident benefits, underinsured and uninsured motorist protections, reside there.  Since Georgia has low state car insurance liability limits – $25,000, there is a distinct possibility you will have to claim against your own Ontario car insurer to make sure you are fairly compensated. 

Cross-Border Car Accidents Are Complicated

Two sets of rights: Tort and Contract

Two countries: USA and Canada

Two jurisdictions: Georgia and Ontario (as an illustration)

All to ensure you are fairly and properly compensated. 

Snowbird Accidents Understands The Complexities Of Cross-Border Accidents

This is where Snowbird Accidents comes in. Since 1981, we have been helping seriously injured motorists get the treatment and care they need to recover from their injuries and to receive compensation for their losses. We understand it is not only the injured party that may require assistance, but as often loved ones.  By giving us a call, we can help put you in touch with some of the best personal injury attorneys in Georgia and/or Canada, as well as help guide you through very confusing contract and tort insurance issues.

Snowbird Accidents Recommends The Following Georgia Personal Injury Attorney

Jonathan Peters, born on March 15, 1947 in Decatur, GA. Admitted to the bar in 1974. Preparatory and Legal Education: Georgia State University, B.B.A., 1971, University of Georgia, J.D., 1974. 

Organizations, Fraternities, Memberships & Fellowships:

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • State Bar of Georgia (Co-Chair, Statewide Court Filing Committee, former member, State Bar Disciplinary Panel)
  • Special Master, Georgia Supreme Court
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute.

 

Contact The Snowbird Helpline Today!

1-800-436-0353