Chandler Snowbird Accident Lawyers
Did You Get into an Accident While Far from Home?
Chandler is one of the most popular cities for snowbirds in Arizona. Those coming from colder climates can enjoy Veterans Oasis Park, Desert Breeze Park, or visit the Lone Butte Casino. Unfortunately, while getting to and from these activities, snowbirds can get into accidents.
When you do, you may be able to ask for compensation through a personal injury claim. However, you’ll need the help of an experienced Chandler personal injury lawyer to get it. Call Breyer Law Offices, P.C., at (480) 496-7310 to set up a free consultation today.
Most Common Snowbird Accidents in Chandler
Snowbirds can get into any number of accidents while in Chandler. They may slip and fall in a grocery store or shopping center, or they may be bitten by a dog while out enjoying Chandler’s beautiful scenery. But by far, the most common accidents involve motor vehicles, like:
Luckily, Arizona has laws pertaining to all these types of accidents.
Accidents Involving Out-of-State Drivers
When snowbirds visit Chandler from a different state, their auto insurance will follow them into Arizona. The policy limits are typically adjusted to Arizona’s requirements, if they differ from the snowbird’s home state. Snowbirds coming from a different state should always contact their insurance company before heading to Chandler to determine if they need to purchase additional auto insurance or if the vehicle needs to be registered with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division.
Snowbirds from another country, such as Canada, probably won’t have the benefit of their auto insurance following them into the United States. These snowbirds often have to obtain a separate insurance policy that will cover them if they wish to drive in Chandler.
In both cases, if an accident occurs in Arizona, it will be governed by Arizona’s laws. Since Arizona is a tort state, injured individuals will need to go through the other driver’s insurance to obtain accident benefits that can help them cover the cost of the injury.
Recreational Vehicle Accidents
RVs and motorhomes are a great option for snowbirds. They allow visitors to travel to Chandler, and make it easy to explore the city and surrounding areas once they arrive. RVs and motorhomes provide a place to stay, as well.
RVs are typically quite large. In fact, driving one is similar to driving a tractor-trailer, but RVs don’t require a commercial driver’s license in Arizona. This can sometimes cause collision between snowbirds, or snowbirds can be injured by an RV when they are traveling in smaller vehicles. Those in a motorhome can also get hurt while traveling. Defective parts can cause an accident, or individuals can become injured by equipment that is faulty or not tied down properly.
Golf Cart Accidents
Golf carts are a popular mode of transportation among snowbirds. These vehicles are mostly legal on public roads in Arizona, and they are treated like other automobiles. They must be registered with the Arizona Department of Transportation, and drivers must have a valid driver’s license. Golf cart drivers are also required to carry the state’s minimum amount of liability insurance.
Golf carts do not offer the same protection as other vehicles. They are typically very open, both in the front and on the sides, and people inside them are likely to sustain catastrophic injuries if they are involved in a collision with a car, SUV, or truck.
Contact a Chandler Car Accident Lawyer for Help
If you have been in an accident and need compensation to ease the financial burden that comes with serious injury, contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C., at (480) 496-7310. We know the dangers snowbirds face while they are simply trying to enjoy the warmer weather. We also know Arizona law pertaining to these accidents, and we’ll use that knowledge to get you any compensation you deserve.