According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2017, UK residents paid 72.8 million visits to overseas destinations*.
Our leading road traffic accident abroad claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you have been involved in an accident while abroad and it was due to someone else’s negligence, contact us for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee road traffic accident abroad claim solicitors
Almost all of our road traffic accident abroad cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Road traffic accidents abroad explained
Driving abroad can be quite daunting and usually, drivers are extra cautious when driving in a different country. If you got injured in a road traffic accident while being abroad, you might not be sure what your rights are. Rest assured, you have the same rights as you have in the UK. If your accident was due to someone else's negligence, you not only have the right to claim compensation but you can also choose a legal representative from the UK to help you with your claim.
So, no matter whether you have been injured within the EU or outside of the EU and the British Commonwealth, if the accident was due to someone else's fault, contact us to establish your full legal position and help with your compensation claim.
Most common causes and types of road traffic accident
There are all kinds of scenarios that can cause a car accident. Here are the most common causes:
- Careless driving: where other road users are inattentive or fail to see you, or back up, collide or change lanes without warning
- Potholes: where a local council has failed to keep the road in a good condition
- Spillages: diesel and oil can create slippery road conditions that can catch cars out and lead to accidents
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
- Whiplash injury claim
- Broken arms
- Broken legs
- Cuts, bruises or burns
- Torn and strained muscles
- Back and spinal injuries
- Head injuries
For more information about serious injuries click here.
What can I claim for?
Getting involved in an accident whilst abroad can lead to more complications, such as you and your family being unable to travel home at the planned time.
If you have been injured in a car accident which was due to someone else's negligence, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Can I claim if a car accident was partly my fault?
Many car accidents are caused by a combination of errors. Even if you believe you were partially at fault, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation. Contact us to establish your full legal position.
I was injured in a car accident in the UK which caused me to miss my non-refundable holiday overseas. Can I claim compensation?
Yes, if the accident was the result of someone else's negligence, you can claim compensation from their insurance. The non-refundable costs of your holiday will be considered when your compensation amount is calculated.
How much can I claim for a road traffic accident abroad?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else's negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.