During the winter, many people from northern communities and even from northern countries travel to Miami and other communities in Miami-Dade County for rest and relaxation. Some rents or even own homes in the area.
If you are one of these so-called snowbirds and are injured while staying in Miami, what are your rights? In general, you may have a claim if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Whether your injuries have been caused by a car accident, a pedestrian accident, a sports injury, medical malpractice or any other incident where someone’s negligence may have played a role in your injuries, you may have a claim.
Snowbird Personal Injury Claims in Miami
However, if you are only a part-time resident Miami and you are dealing with out-of-state or out-of-country insurance, your situation may complicated. It can be useful to speak with a personal injury attorney in Miami-Dade, especially if you will eventually be heading back home. A local attorney understands local laws can help guide you through a legal claim as you seek compensation for your injury.
If you have been injured in Miami-Dade and are from out of town, local medical costs and expenses can be a shock. Paying for these costs out-of-pocket or trying to get an insurer to pay for your injuries can be challenging, which is another reason you may wish to have a personal injury attorney.
In addition, your injuries may require you to rent a car, renovate your home or rental in Miami to make it accessible, or even temporarily move into a hotel so that you can access your space with your new injuries. All of this can significantly impact your travel budget. If you need to pay for medical transport back to your home state or home country, insurance may not be willing to cover the full costs. If you need to spend time in a Miami hospital, the costs can easily add up to tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars–or even more. You may have medical insurance, but insurers are not always willing to pay for significant medical costs.
An attorney can help advise you and can even help give you information about local resources to help you. He or she can review your insurance to help you understand what is covered. Your attorney can also help you negotiate with insurance companies and can help you pursue a legal claim in your qualify, which can ensure you may not need to pay everything out of pocket.
Without an attorney, you may simply not understand your rights and may end up paying out of pocket for expenses which may have been covered by a claim.
If you are from outside the area and have been injured anywhere in Miami-Dade County, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Miami personal injury attorney. Our attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience and are happy to connect with you virtually, even when you return home.