Illinois

Canadians involved in car accidents in Illinois

The great state of Illinois is Home of the famous Windy City, red hot- hot dogs, Black Hawks, Bears, Cubs and White Sox. They might not agree upon which team is their favourite but one fact every resident of Illinois will agree upon – It sure gets cold in the winter!

So, every winter Snowbirds migrate from Illinois and head south to the beautiful southern climate. Since the state is so central, the favourite winter destinations range from California, Texas and Florida.

Illinois Car Accidents
Unfortunately while travelling, accidents happen. Illinois is a Comparative Negligence state.
If you are found to be more then 50% responsible for the accident you will not be able to recover any monies from the defendant driver. To understand the concept think of it this way. In most car accident cases, the jury is asked to calculate two things based on the evidence: The total dollar amount of the plaintiff’s damages, and the percentage of fault that belongs to each party involved in the accident. If the jury decides you are 50% at fault or even more, you recover no monies regardless of how significant your injuries are.

The Illinois statute of limitations for car accidents sets a strict time limit in which you need to file a formal claim in the court. Claims must be filed in the court against the defendant(s) within two years of the date of the car accident. This includes passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, electric scooter and pedestrians.

Canadians and other Snowbirds from other states if involved in a car accident in Illinois are allowed to elect Statutory accident benefit or Person Injury Protection benefits from their own insurer. The key is choosing the most beneficial policy. Check with a knowledgeable lawyer prior to making the “election”. For example the province of Ontario, Quebec, Michigan, and Pennsylvania have exceptionally complicated car insurance regimes but provide significant benefits regardless of fault.

Sound complicated? That’s where Snowbirdaccidents.com comes in. For over 35 years we have been helping seriously injured Canadians, Snowbirds and travelers get the best legal, medical and rehabilitation they are entitled to.

We understand how complex, cross border accidents are. The lawyers and attorneys part of our network work collaboratively with lawyers in the various states and provinces to help protect you and your family’s legal rights and remedies.

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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

The Cerasa Law Firm is consistently rated as one of the best firms for accident and injury law. It’s all they do. The firm’s sole mission is to level the playing field and ensure their clients are treated fairly. Cerasa Law strives to develop a close and trusting relationship with each and every client. They work collaboratively with Canadian Counsel to make sure that those complicated cross border claims are properly represented.

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