Can I claim compensation for my traffic accident which happened abroad?

If you’ve been involved in a traffic accident while you were travelling abroad you’ll know how devastating it can be. You might be one of the many holidaymakers who decide to drive across Europe or hire a bike or a car to explore the region you’re staying in. Perhaps your employer sent you overseas and travelling is a part of your job.

While all of this can be an exciting experience, visitors who are unfamiliar with the rules of the roads in a foreign country can easily find themselves involved in an accident. You might have even found yourself sustaining an injury as a result of being a passenger in a car or a coach.

Whatever situation you found yourself in the road accident by, it can ruin the rest of your trip and the effects can be long lasting in terms of trauma and physical injuries which stay with you until long after you return home.

The law is complex when it comes to road traffic accidents which happen abroad, but the good news is that you don’t have to make the claim in the country where the accident occurred. If you have to make a personal injury claim, European road users can benefit from the 4th and 5th Motoring Insurance Directives as outlined by the EU. This encourages European insurers to work with a UK handling agent who can then start to work with the claims in English and set a timeframe for completion.

If you believe that you have a personal injury claim as the result of an injury abroad it’s possible that you could be eligible for compensation. Personal Injury Solicitors can help to assess your claim and determine if you can get any remuneration.

Sustained an injury in an RTA abroad? We can help you claim compensation

Being involved in an RTA is invariably stressful but when it occurs overseas it can be particularly traumatic. Making an injury claim involves complex legal work, so instructing a specialist personal injury solicitor like those at our firm is essential.

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