Road Traffic Accidents Abroad
Road Traffic Accidents Abroad Compensation Claims
No matter where in the world it happens, a road traffic accident can have a life-changing impact. If you’ve suffered a road traffic accident abroad which wasn’t your fault, our travel litigation specialists could help you claim compensation.
When you’re involved in a road traffic accident overseas, the aftermath can be difficult to deal with. The law concerning road traffic accident claims abroad differ between countries, and there’s also the language barrier to deal with, which can make the situation more complicated.
Specialists in Road Traffic Accidents Abroad Claims
Our travel litigation solicitors are experts in handling overseas personal injury claims, and will act on your behalf to bring a claim against those responsible for your accident. We work with a network of lawyers across the world, and have settled claims for accidents involving cars, HGVs, motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians — so you’re guaranteed expert legal representation whatever your circumstances.
- Led by Paul McClorry, member of (PEOPIL), (AAJ) and senior litigator of APIL.
- Supported by a dedicated team of lawyers who specialise in making accidents and illness claims for people travelling abroad.
- Our lawyers specialise in gaining access to the best possible rehabilitation support for those involved in serious accidents abroad.
- Experienced accident and illness abroad solicitors will take the time to understand what you’re going through.
- Leaders in securing compensation settlements and helping clients make the best possible recovery.
We are a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, which is an organisation dedicated to improving services for victims of personal injury. Only practitioners who demonstrate expertise and credibility in this field are awarded this certificate.
Making a Road Traffic Accident Claim
If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident overseas, or a loved one has tragically passed away following an incident on a foreign road which wasn’t your fault, we’re here to help.
Our travel claims team is led by senior solicitor, Paul McClorry, who has many years of experience in handling road traffic accident claims for people travelling abroad. Whether your case is handled through a UK or foreign court, our experienced holiday claims solicitors will make sure you’re given expert help and advice throughout your claim.
Our Road Traffic Accident Experts
How much will my claim cost?
All road traffic accident abroad cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.
If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.
Find out more
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident while abroad, which was caused by someone else, you may be eligible to make a no win no fee compensation claim.
Before we accept your case, we’ll investigate the circumstances of the accident to establish who was responsible. You’ll normally be able to make a claim when there’s evidence to show that:
In circumstances where you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to claim some compensation. Contact our team today for free, no obligation advice about your claim.
How long you have to make a road traffic accident abroad claim will vary depending on which country you were in at the time of the incident and the law which applies to your case.
For accidents that occur in England and Wales, you normally have three years from the date of the accident to bring a compensation claim against those responsible. However, this will not be the case if your accident took place outside of England and Wales where English law does not apply. Some countries have much shorter time periods, some as short as 6-12 months from the date of the accident.
Our experienced travel litigation team can advise on the road traffic accident claims process for countries in the EU and around the world. We’d always recommend seeking legal advice at your earliest opportunity following an overseas road traffic accident.
Who you bring a claim against will depend on the circumstances of the accident.
In cases where you were involved in an accident with another car, you can claim against the driver and their insurer.
If you were in the same vehicle as the person who caused the accident, such as a taxi, you can bring a claim against the driver and their insurer.
If the accident took place while you were travelling onboard a coach as part of a package holiday, you can claim against the tour operator for failing in their duty of care to provide safe passage for you and your family — even in cases where the coach driver was driving recklessly.
If insufficient signage or poorly maintained roads were to blame for your accident, we can help you bring a claim against the local authority responsible for managing the upkeep and safety of the road network.
Our experienced holiday claims lawyers can help you claim for a road accident abroad, in many different circumstances. Call us today for free and impartial advice about your circumstances, and we’ll do our utmost to help you.
The amount of compensation you receive for a road traffic accident abroad claim will depend on the severity of your injuries, and the amount of trauma and losses that the incident has caused. Our specialists will work closely with you to assess how much your claim is worth, enlisting the help of an experienced medical examiner to assess the extent of your injuries, and how much ongoing treatment you may require.
To calculate an appropriate compensation amount, we’ll look at the following:
After you’ve submitted a claim to us, our solicitors will provide a free consultation to determine whether or not they’re willing to accept your case. If we do accept your case, we’ll begin the claims process, which includes:
To find out more about the process of making a claim for a road traffic accident that happened abroad, get in touch with our experienced travel litigation team now.