If you have been involved in a road traffic accident while overseas, the advice is to seek legal advice, particularly if you feel you may be entitled to compensation. Pedestrian road traffic accident abroad advice is important, because the law is often different in other countries and there is the problem of foreign languages to contend with.
When considering whether to make a claim after suffering an accident as a pedestrian in another country, you should be aware that there are tight deadlines to take action. The advice, therefore, is to seek legal assistance as soon as you arrive back in the United Kingdom.
Obviously when making contact with a legal practice, it is important you select one that has experience representing people who have been injured as a pedestrian overseas, and that they have knowledge of the particular country’s legislation, as well as its language. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have legal staff that are experts in dealing with these types of cases and can provide you with both advice and representation.
Aside from the knowledge of the law in the foreign country the accident took place, as well as the language, our solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline will ensure the process progresses as quickly as possible. In certain cases, the claim may be able to be pursued in the UK, but the party to blame for the accident, and whom the claim is being made against, may try to delay matters. Our legal team will try to keep these delays to a minimum.
To make a claim after being the victim of a pedestrian road traffic accident abroad, you must have been the innocent party. If, however, there is still some doubt about whether you were or were not responsible for your misfortune, it is still worth contacting us at Accident Advice Helpline for pedestrian road traffic accident abroad advice. There may well be a good chance of a claim.
On Accident Advice Helpline’s website is our 30-second test, which will help you to discover if you do actually have grounds for making a claim and the possible compensation you may be awarded. Otherwise, you can phone us on our 0800 689 0500 helpline and, following a consultation, we will be able to decide whether in fact you can make that very important pedestrian road traffic accident abroad claim.
In order to assess your claim, we will need certain information, such as witness statements from people who saw the accident, and a report from the police officer who investigated the incident. A medical examination of the injuries is vital if we are to pursue the claim on your behalf. Even if you were examined abroad, you should still see your own doctor on arrival back in this country.
If you do have grounds for a claim, Accident Advice Helpline will provide representation on a “no win, no fee” basis. If your claim is unsuccessful, leading to no compensation, the good news is that you will not have to pay our fees.
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Author: David Brown