Accidents on the road can occur at any time, but are more likely to occur when someone is being careless or is not following road safety rules. This may mean that the driver is speeding or it could mean that they failed to concentrate on the road. Simply not looking when pulling out or concentrating on distractions such as mobile phones can cause an accident on the road.
This could be a collision or a crash with another vehicle. There may also be a pedestrian or cyclist nearby who could suffer injuries due to careless driving. There are still many British drivers who are unaware of their legal obligations when driving but foreign drivers may find it more difficult to grasp the rules of Britain’s roads.
Non-UK nationals may make simple mistakes on the road that could be easily rectified with the appropriate road safety advice. However, some drivers may be aware of the laws of the road but may break them regardless. Drivers may travel at extreme speeds or they may drive while under the influence.
This could easily lead to a crash and puts other road users at risk of serious injury or even fatality. If you have been involved in a road accident with a foreign driver, it is your legal right to claim compensation where the accident was the fault of the other road user.
Making a claim for a road traffic accident
If your have been involved in a road accident with a foreign driver, you can still claim compensation as drivers from abroad are still governed by the same obligations as British drivers.
If your accident was a collision and the other driver was travelling over the speed limit, it is likely that you could make a claim if you have sustained an injury in the accident. In addition, if you have suffered damage to your vehicle, you can also make a claim. If you need advice and representation, you can give Accident Advice Helpline a call.
How to contact us
You can call Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day and is free to ring if you require no-obligation advice about your case.
If you have been involved in an accident on the road and someone else was at fault, you can contact us this way to discuss a potential compensation claim.
Alternatively, you can contact our team via our 30-second test, entering a few details about your case and we will get back to you.
Date Published: November 13, 2014
Author: David Brown