It does not matter where in the world you are, as a pedestrian you can be injured on the road abroad, as well as in this country. Should you suffer such a misfortune while out of the country, it begs the question: “Can I claim for a pedestrian road traffic accident abroad?”
No matter where on the planet the accident happened, the recommendation is to seek legal advice after being involved in one. You should also do it as soon as practically possible once back in the United Kingdom, as there are tight deadlines when making such a claim.
Our legal staff here at Accident Advice Helpline are experienced in dealing with claims for pedestrian road traffic accidents suffered whilst abroad. Our solicitors specialise in these types of claims and have knowledge of the law in those particular countries. They will easily be able to answer your question “can I claim for a pedestrian road traffic accident abroad?”
In many cases, you may be able to lodge your claim here in the UK. In order to make a claim following your injury, it needs to be shown who was responsible, because it is that party the claim will be made against. You should also not have been responsible for your own injury, such as stepping out into the traffic without looking both ways.
Based on the information provided, Accident Advice Helpline solicitors will be able to gauge whether or not you do have grounds for a claim. If we do represent you, it will be on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis. This should relieve you of any fears that you would be faced with a heavy legal bill should your claim be unsuccessful. What is more you will not have to find the money from your own funds to begin the claim with our personal injury specialists. This will be a relief for you at a time of physical, emotional and financial stress.
The information given to us concerning your pedestrian road traffic accident injury is vital if the claim is to stand any chance of success. Your own recollections will, of course, be important. Third party evidence from those who saw the accident, from the police investigating the incident and, if available CCTV footage, is crucial.
It cannot be overstated just how important the medical report detailing your injuries is. This will include the report from the doctor who treated you abroad following the accident, and medical reports from your own doctor in this country.
Compensation following a pedestrian related road traffic accident is not just based on the physical pain you suffered. It also takes into account any financial losses as you take time off work to recuperate, and related costs, such as prescription charges and travel to and from treatment sessions.
In very serious cases, you may not be able to work again, or require long-term care. A successful claim would enable you to have funds to hand and pay for that care. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: December 29, 2013
Author: David Brown