Every year, around 3.8 million British citizens visit the USA.
Our leading accident abroad claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you have been involved in an accident in the United States and it was due to someone else’s negligence, contact us for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee USA accident claim solicitors
Almost all of our 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.
USA accidents explained
Accidents can happen everywhere, including when on a holiday in the United States of America. Starting a compensation claim involving the USA can be daunting, however, if you have been injured due to someone else's negligence, you have the same rights as you have in the UK:
- You have the right to claim compensation.
- You can choose a legal representative from the UK to help you with your claim.
We can help you with your compensation claim. Contact us for free legal advice and to establish your full legal position.
If you have been involved in an accident in the USA, don't admit liability!
This guide can help you stay safe, if you don't know what to do after an accident abroad.
Most common causes and types of accidents in the United States
Slips, trips and falls are among the most common accidents that happen during holidays. Other accidents we can usually help with include:
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents in hotels
- Accidents leading to fatal injuries
- Accidents whilst on a cruise ship
- Skiing or snowboarding accidents
- Slips and trips in public places
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
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 an accident in the USA 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
However, the rules followed by the compensation authority in the USA can differ from the UK and other countries. Contact us now for free legal advice and to establish your full legal position.
I have an emergency, how can I contact the British Government?
If you have a medical emergency, call 112.
If you need urgent help from the British Government, e.g. in one of the following cases, you can contact the British Embassy on +1 202 588 6500:
- You've been attacked
- You've been arrested
- Someone died
For more information about UK help and services in the USA, read the foreign travel advice for the United States of America by the British Government
Do I have to pay for medical treatment in the USA?
There are no special arrangements for British visitors in the USA in regards to health care. Medical treatment can get very expensive and it is important that you have a suitable travel insurance and access to funds for upfront payments.
Who is liable for my injury in the USA?
If you booked an individual holiday yourself, your claim will usually be made against the insurance company of the liable party, e.g. a hotel, a driver or a hospital. If you have booked a package holiday from the UK, your claim may be made against the tour operator or travel agent. Contact us for free legal advice and to establish your full legal position.
How much can I claim for an accident in the USA?
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.