Injured in a Car Accident in the United States
Cross-Border Injury Law
Cross-border law and insurance claims can be difficult to understand. Unfortunately, accidents when you travel are common. Medical care is extremely expensive in the USA and often basic insurance is inadequate. If you’re a Canadian citizen and injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in the United States, you may find it difficult to get the legal help you need to get the necessary compensation to recover.
Extended Third-Party Liability Option
Before you drive to the USA, you may want to consider additional private insurance coverage. Under the new ICBC enhanced coverage there are changes to your coverage that may impact or limit access to additional care and expenses. Ask your insurance agent about extended third-party liability coverage options that may provide additional funding and coverage if you are involved in a car accident in the USA.
To receive compensation for your injuries, you will need to settle your claim with help from both a U.S. lawyer/law firm and a Canadian lawyer/law firm. Cases that involve legal teams from both countries are often referred to as cross-border claims.
Many lawyers hesitate to take on cross-border cases, but at Wishart Brain & Spine Law, we have experience working with legal firms in the U.S. We will do whatever we can to make sure you get the compensation you need for the best recovery possible.
What is Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Law?
Cross-border law can involve laws, insurance policies, businesses, corporations, and/or medical coverage on both sides of the United States/Canadian border. Legal cases involving both countries can be complex and will often require the assistance of lawyers who are well-versed in not only their own country’s laws, but the laws in the other country, and how exactly those laws interact.
In the case of a personal injury claim like a car accident claim, the country’s laws where the accident occurred will play a significant role in the settling of a legal case where liability and/or insurance coverage is questioned. The laws of the country where the victim is a resident of will also come into effect. This is due to the fact that the victim’s insurance originates from their country of residence.
How Do I Find a Lawyer Who Understands Cross-Border Law?
It can be a challenge to find a legal team that understands the intricacies of Canada-U.S. cross-border laws and how they affect a personal injury claim. The first step you need to take is to call Wishart Brain & Spine law for a free legal consultation. Our law firm will work with the legal team you are working with in the United States to help you access the compensation you are entitled to.
We can also help you settle the claim itself and make sure that your rights are fairly represented in the U.S. court system. Wishart Brain & Spine Law has years of experience working with Canadian and American laws, legal organizations, and legal practices. We can fluently navigate both legal systems with ease.