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North Carolina is a popular route and destination for travellers. Boasting some of the most beautiful beaches, North Carolina is a wonderful place to vacation.
If beaches aren’t really your thing, fear not! Providing much more, North Carolina is one of the few locations where you can go to see both beach and mountain. North Carolina has one of the highest peaks in mainland eastern North America. At 6,636 feet, Mount Mitchell belongs to the Appalachian Mountain range. It is also home to numerous state parks that provide wonderful hiking opportunities.
Did you know that North Carolina is home to America’s largest home? The Biltmore Estate is located in Asheville and is certainly worth a visit, with a winery onsite for refreshments.
Unfortunately, some snowbirds will end up injured in a car accident in North Carolina on their way to see all these beautiful sights.
In North Carolina you have up to three (3) years to bring a personal injury claim against the person who caused your injury.
North Carolina has very strict rules as to who may bring a lawsuit for a personal injury accident. It follows a pure contributory negligence rule. If a person caused an accident in even the slightest way, they cannot recover compensation. Insurance companies can be very aggressive in suggesting you bear some responsibility for the accident. Please note this provision rarely applies to passengers.
Snowbirds’ have contractual rights for (PIP) accident benefits, available from their car insurer regardless of fault. The benefits need to be claimed in your home state or province.
North Carolina’s minimum liability coverage is $30,000 for bodily injury for each person, $60,000 bodily injury for all persons, and $25,000 for property damage. Please make sure you top up your car insurance prior to travelling. Make sure you have the optional coverage – underinsured motorist benefits.
Since 1981, Snowbird Accidents has been helping seriously injured motorists in both Canada and the US get the treatment and care they need to recover from their injuries and receive compensation for their losses.
We understand that it is not only the injured party that may require assistance, oftentimes the loved ones face significant challenges in trying to help the accident victim.
Cross-border accidents are extremely complicated. Snowbird Accidents arranges for you to speak with some of the best personal injury lawyers in North Carolina who are familiar with cross-border accidents. These personal injury lawyers will work collaboratively with lawyers and attorneys in other jurisdictions to ensure your legal rights are remedies are protected.