Cross Border Injuries

Handle Injuries Abroad with Our Expert Cross Border Lawyers & Claim Services in Florida

Trust Us for Clear Guidance and Successful Outcomes in Any  Out of Province Claim

Expert Cross-Border Injury Lawyers: Your Advocates Beyond Boundaries

Florida is one of the top travel destinations for Canadian tourists. Around 3 million Canadians travel to the sunshine state each year. Sandy beaches and countless parks make a promising retreat for individuals and families alike. 

Unfortunately, traveling to Florida is not without its risks. Accidents can occur without warning and cause serious harm. 

In Canada, many physical and mental rehabilitation options fall outside of health insurance. Those included offer insufficient sessions for proper healing. 

By initiating legal claims, you can receive financial and medical benefits from your auto insurance and the insurance of the driver who caused the accident.

Recovering compensation for your personal injury is difficult as it is, but getting injured outside of your home province adds new layers of complexity. 

Personal injury claims require a lawyer in the area the accident occured. Normally this isn’t a problem as the accident location is the same as where you reside. Having been injured in Florida, however, this is no longer the case.

Cross Border Injuries has made its mission securing legal assistance for Canadians injured in America. We have over 100 Attorneys across Canada and the United States. No matter which province you are from or which state you are injured in, we can help.

Cross Border Injury Lawyers for Canadians Hurt in Florida

Motor Vehicle Accident in Florida

The state of Florida has the third highest number of motor vehicle accidents in all of America. Unsurprisingly, the tourist hubs of Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay have the highest percentage of these accidents.

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can cause serious mental and physical impairments – even if not immediately obvious. The law recognizes this and makes insurance companies deliver the necessary benefits for your full recovery. Benefits include

In addition to benefits through your own insurance, you are entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company as well. This is called a third-party or tort claim. It is important to note that many drivers in Florida are uninsured. This can potentially limit your recovery options. 

It is always recommended to opt for uninsured driver protection through your insurance company. Without this protection, a skilled team of cross-border car accident lawyers can still overcome this obstacle. 

To receive this full compensation in an out-of-province claim, you require a second attorney. We will provide you with a Florida  Lawyer who will handle the at-fault party’s insurance company while your provincial lawyer will take care of your own. This two-pronged approach is what we at Cross Border Injuries are best at. If you choose to initiate a car accident claim in Florida keep in mind the state has a 2 year limitation period. Let us work toward the full resolution you deserve – Give Us a Call.

Why Use Two lawyers?

Motor Vehicle Accidents have Two distinct parts.

The first is called Accident Benefits or a first party claim – This part is between you and your own insurance company.

The second is called a Tort or a third party claim – This is between you and the at-fault drivers insurance company.

A Tort or 3rd Party claim must be brought about in the state where the injury occured.

This requires a Lawyer licensed in the State of the accident.

Furthermore, different countries have distinct legal systems and regulations, which can significantly impact the resolution of injury claims. By using Cross Border Injuries, each of your personal injury lawyers is an expert in their geographical region. This means that you have the best chance of success for each of your claims.

Florida Specific Laws

Florida is a modified comparative fault state and follows the “51% rule”. This means that after reviewing the accident details, a percentage of blame is assigned to each involved party. The party who caused 51% or more of the accident is unable to sue for compensation. 

In addition, the amount of compensation awarded will be reduced by the percentage of fault. 

Slip And Falls Accident in Florida

Cracked Sidewalks

Florida has high potential for slip and fall accidents. The combination of sand and water tracked into many oceanside businesses can be a recipe for a fall. Some might think Slip and Falls are not a big deal – take it from us, they can be. Trip and falls can cause soft tissue damage, cuts/scrapes, and sprains. In more serious instances they have been known to cause;

Even the “minor” side of these bodily damages can cause significant altering to daily functioning. For example, time off work might be taken to complete the recovery process. In more serious cases medical intervention and rehabilitation may be needed.

Pursuing compensation for pain and suffering is your legal right. The state of Florida allows you to bring a legal claim up to 2 years after the accident date.

These claims fall under premises liability which state that a property owner is responsible for the safety of visitors. It is your lawyer’s responsibility to prove that the property owner knowingly allowed dangerous conditions that could have caused a fall.

Cross Border Injuries Florida Attorneys are experts in slip and falls and will represent you as a Canadian. Contact us today to see if you have a case.

Dog Bite in Florida

Dogs and large crowds don’t mix. In the bustling crowds typical of Florida, dogs may become agitated and prone to attack.

Dog bites caused by a negligent owner can lead to serious bodily harm. Usually attacking the arms and lower legs, a dogs sharp teeth and saliva can cause a range of injuries, including;

Seek medical attention directly after a dog bite. Bacterial infection can worsen even a small injury.

Florida is a strict liability state. This means that the dog owner is responsible for your compensation even if their dog has never bitten anyone before.

These accidents seem to be straightforward, but this is not always the case. Even as the clear victim of a dog bite it takes an experienced Florida lawyer to achieve success. It is imperative that your lawyer knows the ins and outs of the local laws, collects the relevant facts and overcomes the objections of the opposing counsel.

Cross Border Injuries Florida Attorneys are experts in achieving fair resolutions for their Canadian dog bite clients. Your ability to initiate a claim ends after 2 years. Reach out now to begin the compensation process.

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Successfully resolved numerous cross-border injury cases, securing fair compensation for our clients and earning their trust and recommendations.