No win, no fee road traffic accidents abroad compensation claims
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.
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
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
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.
Ensuring you get the holiday injury compensation you deserve
Holiday couple seriously injured in Greece after being hit by motorbike face ‘difficult’ post-Brexit compensation claim
A British couple’s holiday accident claim for compensation for the serious injuries they suffered after being hit by a motorbike as they walked to the beach in Athens, is being complicated by post Brexit legal hurdles. Zoran Kittlety and Alisha Owens from Bath were left with a broken leg and a fractured skull in the […]
Virgin Atlantic traveller, awarded compensation after hot coffee scalding accident, calls for inflight changes
A holidaymaker, who was scalded by hot coffee while returning home on a Virgin Atlantic flight, says airlines should only serve hot drinks with secure lids to prevent future inflight accidents. The 55-year-old traveller from Cambridgeshire was flying from Jamaica to Heathrow in January 2022, having spent time in Montego Bay. Sat next to his […]
Legal difficulties overcome to secure compensation for man seriously injured by uninsured driver during holiday in France
Hudgell Solicitors’ travel litigation team had to overcome ‘numerous legal hurdles’ to secure a substantial damages settlement for a man badly injured when hit by an uninsured drunk driver in France. The case posed many legal difficulties, with our team having to make representations to the French criminal court not to also handle the civil […]
Couple awarded damages after Dominican Republic holiday ‘ruined’ by coach accident on transfer to hotel
A couple have been awarded more than £5,000 damages by holiday specialists TUI after their two week holiday in the Dominican Republic was ‘ruined’ by an accident on the coach transfer between the airport and their hotel. They each suffered soft tissue injuries when the coach they were travelling on crashed into the back of […]
Businesswoman injured on flight when luggage fell onto her from overhead locker awarded maximum £143,000 compensation
A businesswoman injured on a flight to London from Hong Kong has been awarded the maximum compensation for the nature of her claim after being diagnosed with long-term health issues after another passenger’s hand luggage fell onto her head as she slept in her seat. The fellow traveller had opened an overhead locker on the […]
£250,000 damages for man left in ‘nightmare’ situation after suffering brain injury in Spanish motorcycle ‘track day’ accident
A woman whose father was left brain damaged after being involved in a holiday accident at a Spanish motorcycle track day has warned others of the ‘nightmare’ challenges faced when a loved one suffers a serious injury abroad. It comes as the family have finally been awarded £250,000 damages thanks to the support of Hudgell […]
How to make a road traffic injury claim
Make a claim in six easy steps
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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