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No win, no fee road traffic accidents abroad compensation claims

No Win, No Fee

You can be represented by a highly-experienced accidents abroad lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Road traffic accidents abroad

Road traffic accidents abroad

If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident overseas, or a loved one has tragically passed away following an incident, we are here to help.

You’ll normally be able to make a claim when there’s evidence to show:

  • The accident was caused by the driver of another vehicle.
  • The accident was caused by the driver of a vehicle you were a passenger in (such as a coach, bus or taxi).
  • There was a fault with the vehicle, which should have been fixed.
  • The accident was caused by a poorly maintained road or traffic signal.

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.


Specialist road accidents abroad solicitors

Specialist road accidents abroad solicitors

Our dedicated accidents abroad team have vast experience ensuring your case reflects the severity of the situation and the support you and your family need. They will:

  • Advise on the claims process for countries in the EU and around the world.
  • Liaise with a network of foreign law experts and fight to get justice for you and your loved ones.
  • Arrange for an expert medical examiner to assess your injuries, or the circumstances of an injury, to ascertain what and who was responsible.
  • Help you hold those responsible to account to ensure you’re compensated for your pain, suffering and loss.
  • Help gain access to the best possible rehabilitation support for those involved in serious accidents.

Making a road accident abroad claim

Making a road accident abroad claim

We have settled claims for accidents involving cars, HGVs, motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians — so you’re guaranteed expert legal representation.

We’ll assess the circumstances of your case, and if accepted, begin our investigation, where necessary liaising with our network of travel experts to establish the circumstances of your accident and who exactly was responsible.

Once we’ve obtained all evidence in support of your case, we’ll advise you on a reasonable amount of compensation that’s appropriate to your injuries and losses.

The majority of road traffic accidents abroad cases we deal with settle out of court.

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Hudgell Solicitor’s aviation experts instructed by passenger injured when Barbados to Manchester Christmas flight was hit by severe turbulence

A holidaymaker flying home from a cruise ship holiday from Barbados to Manchester suffered injuries that required hospital treatment when the plane was hit by “terrifying” turbulence. The businessman from Hull suffered injuries to his knee and neck on the Maleth-Aero flight 1975 when it was suddenly struck by a tropical storm throwing passengers forward […]

How to make a road traffic injury claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2


We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

Step 3

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

Step 4

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.

Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

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We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgells have handled my claim brilliantly. From start to finish their solicitors have been professional and efficient. Great communication. Would highly recommend.
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Fantastic service. Rang based on an enquiry for advice relating to an on-going legal situation and received excellent clear advice and would definitely recommend this firm.
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Since Elizabeth Maliakal took over my case for medical negligence. I am pleased to say her service was outstanding. Her communication was excellent. She was always up to date and made sure to keep in touch with me regularly. Elizabeth made sure I understood what was happening and always answered my questions in depth. Coming from a foreign background, I struggle to articulate my thoughts and feelings because of the language barrier, but Elizabeth worked her way around this. I am grateful for all her hard work. Thank you to Elizabeth Maliakal and Hudgell Solicitors.
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Darrel Fuentebaja
Thank you to Hudgell Solicitors particularly Sarah Moore who was assigned to my case. I was kept well informed throughout the whole process via email and phone, and always received a prompt reply to any questions that I had. It took a long time for my case to come to close for various reasons but never during this time did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. Sarah was very empathetic and supported me throughout with her excellent level of knowledge and professionalism. Thank you again.
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How long do I have to make a 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 can I make a claim against?

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.

How much compensation am I entitled to?

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:

  • The severity of your physical injuries.
  • The psychological impact of the accident.
  • Your loss of earnings, now and in the future.
  • Your ongoing care and medical support requirements.
  • Mobility aids and any adaptations needed to your home.
  • Other financial losses.

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