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Minnesota is a beautiful state neighbouring Canada’s southern border, sharing wonderful cross-border community ties with the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. Unfortunately, while travelling through The North Star State, snowbird car accidents can happen.
Minnesota is a “modified comparative fault” state. You can only sue for pain and suffering and for any financial losses when your level of responsibility for the cause of the accident does not exceed that of the other party (or parties) involved.
This is a concern for only the drivers of a car. In most cases, passengers are rarely responsible for an accident. This is somewhat true when referencing pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries arising from a Minnesota car accident, you always need to speak to experienced personal injury lawyers in Minnesota. Ultimately, the facts of the accident need to be reviewed. Your lawyer will determine if this is a case you should proceed with.
The Minnesota injury threshold is an important consideration too. You are eligible to pursue a personal injury claim against the driver who caused the accident if you suffer or have incurred damages such as:
Like most US states, Minnesota motorists have very small car insurance liability and PIP policies. Canadians will likely need to look to their own car insurance policy for protection. For example, if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, a lawsuit or claim must be filed against your Canadian car insurance policy.
You must submit claims to your car insurer for SAB or PIP benefits. This is a complicated situation but revolves around your contractual rights. SEE ‘Canadian Snowbird Information’.
Every state has its own time limits for bringing a personal injury claim. The Minnesota Statute of Limitations varies according to the type of claim. Knowing which statute of limitation applies under state and federal law is critical.
You must bring a lawsuit within your case’s time limit. If not, you lose your right to sue and recover damages. Here are a few considerations:
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.
Harry Sieben has been with his law firm for 50 years. It has been built into one of Minnesota’s largest and most successful personal injury law firms by fighting for the rights of injured people.
Harry has conducted jury trials that have resulted in record verdicts. He has recognition from state and national organizations for his success. Harry has consistently been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer honoree and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Martindale Hubbell, the most respected directory in the legal community, gave Harry a 5.0 AV Preeminent rating for professional skills and ethics – the highest designation available.
Elsewhere, Harry served 14 years in the Minnesota House of Representatives, including four years as Speaker of the House. He also served in the U.S. Army and the Minnesota National Guard, leaving service as a Major General. He continues to serve the military as an adviser to the Secretary of the Army in the position of Civilian Aide to the Secretary.
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.