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Vermont is a beautiful northern US state. It is also one of the states travelled through by Canadians heading south for the winter. Additionally, quite a few state residents migrate south for the winter too. Commonly referred to as Snowbirds, heading south for the winter is an annual rite. Unfortunately, when travelling, Vermont car accidents can turn vacation fun and frolics into a real-life nightmare.
If you are more then 50% responsible for a Vermont car accident, you will not be successful in any action. For the most part, passengers in motor vehicles, are not responsible for accidents. Therefore, this provision has little bearing on any claim passengers might bring for personal injury damages.
Additionally, nearly everyone involved in a Vermont car accident has contractual (PIP) accident benefits available to them through their car own insurance company. Claims need to be submitted to their car insurer as soon as possible. These contractual benefits are exceptionally important because they help to cover immediate therapy and rehabilitation expenses.
Underinsured motorist coverage in Vermont is mandatory and part of the car insurance policy. It goes toward paying for injuries and lost wages that you or your passengers may incur at the hands of an uninsured/underinsured driver who is at fault.
The Vermont Statute of Limitations specifies that car accident injury lawsuits must be commenced within three years from the date of the Vermont car accident. People who can claim include car drivers, passengers of a motor vehicle, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
If someone died as a result of a Vermont car accident, the estate and/or the family must commence an action within two years from the date of death.
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.
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.