Snowbird Car Accidents in Miami

Snowbirds come to Miami and Southern Florida for the wonderful weather every winter. Some even have permanent addresses in the area so they can escape the snow in the Northern States, Canada, and even Europe.


If you’re a snowbird and get into a car accident in Miami, however, your case may cross borders. There may be additional complexities. And if you’re a local resident involved in a traffic accident with a Snowbird, you may wonder how someone with a car insurance policy from another state (or another country!) will affect your claim. In both cases, you can always contact Flaxman Law Group for a consultation with a Miami accident claims attorney to get answers.

Why Do Snowbird Car Accidents Happen?

There is some anecdotal evidence suggesting there may be a slight increase in car accidents in Southern Florida linked to travelers during the winter months. There may be a few reasons for this:

  • The warm weather can attract lots of tourists (including students on spring break, Snowbirds, students on scholarships, and more), which can lead to congestion that increases the risk or crashes.
  • Visitors from other parts of the country or the world may not be used to local roads or conditions. Wildlife can be a distraction for them or they may be unprepared for the glare, for example.

What Should I Do?

If you’re a snowbird in a car accident in Miami, Hollywood, or anywhere in South Florida, you may have lots of questions:

  • Where can I get treatment? Should I go home to seek treatment?
  • Should I speak with a local lawyer or an attorney back home?
  • What are the laws that affect my case here?
  • Where can I get a rental? Can I even get a rental?
  • How will this affect my travel plans?
    Who will cover my medical costs, car repair costs, and any additional expenses?

The family-based law firm at Flaxman Law Group understands these worries, which is why our phone lines at 866-352-9626 are always staffed by a live person 24/7. You can always reach someone to schedule an appointment with a Hollywood or Miami car accident attorney. Since our team is local, we know local laws, insurers, and courts. We can continue to pursue your claim, even when you return home. Our legal team can also help you find a rental car, a local medical facility, and otherwise answer all your questions.

If you’ve been in a car crash with a Snowbird, you may also have questions:

  • Can the other driver be held liable, even if they’re not familiar with local laws?
  • How can I be sure their insurance and license are valid?
  • How will this affect my claim?
  • If the at-fault driver has insurance from another state, will I still be able to get compensation for my medical bills, lost income, and other losses?
  • What if the minimums on insurance in their state are lower than the insurance limits in Florida?

You’ll also want to call Flaxman Law Group. Our team has worked on multiple cross-border claims and in fact we have recovered over $100 million for our clients, in many kinds of cases. We make sure your rights are protected and we seek recovery for your injuries. Contact us for a free accident consultation and let’s discuss ways we can pursue your financial recovery.

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