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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    Can I claim compensation from my package tour accident?

    A package holiday can be a great way to get away to a warmer destination and is the ideal way to have fun while relaxing next to the sun and the sea. If you have an accident while on a package tour holiday, not only can it ruin your enjoyment but the injury can be long lasting even when you’re settled at home.

    If you have an accident while abroad, you’re probably wondering what can be done about it. The good news is that under the Package Tour Regulations 1992, you are eligible for compensation and it’s possible to bring a personal injury claim against the company who were meant to be looking after you.

    There are certain criteria that must be met to be eligible for package tour compensation however and this includes; being sold or offered the holiday as part of a package, being pre-arranged with an overnight stay longer than 24 hours and being sold at an inclusive price. Finally it must have included as a minimum, two out of three requirements such as accommodation and transport in the form of a ferry, plane or a tourist service such as a tour guide that forms part of the package.

    While the package has regulations it also outlines the responsibilities of the tour operators, one of which is outlined in Regulation 15 which states that package holiday providers are liable for any failures of service. This includes suppliers, services and hoteliers supplied in the package. If you receive an injury as a result of anything dangerous then you must write to your holiday provider within 28 days of returning home. It’s then their responsibility to look into the complaint’s circumstances and investigate where necessary. If on the other hand the holiday provider claims that the accident was your fault and not connected with any of their suppliers or hoteliers, they may be able to defend your injury claim.

    For package tour accident claims advice, call FREEPHONE FREEPHONE 0800 1404544

    It is only fair that you are compensated for the injuries that you sustain in an accident which was not your fault whilst on a package holiday. Our experts would be happy to help you win the compensation you deserve.

    If you want free advice and to discuss your eligibility, please call 01722 422 300 or,

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      Am I entitled to a claim injury compensation after a road accident as a passenger?

      Being involved in a car crash can be a devastating time, where questions and ‘what if?’ are frequently asked. It can shatter your confidence and make you feel scared to get into a car, but beyond the psychological effects it can also affect you in other ways. For example, if you’ve sustained a personal injury you may need to take time off and this can result in loss of wages.

      Traffic accidents are on the rise because of the increasing number of vehicles on the road and accidents can happen due to neglecting to pay attention to the road or dangerous driving. Regardless of who was to blame for the accident, as an innocent passenger however, the accident is never your fault. No matter how minor, it’s possible to make a claim for compensation in a passenger personal injury claim.

      Passengers tend to be better protected than the drivers. If the driver at fault was driving the other vehicle then compensation can be settled through their car insurance, while if the driver of the vehicle you were in is at fault, the compensation is sorted through the driver’s insurance.

      If you’ve been involved in a car accident and received injuries, no matter how minor; whether it’s whiplash or severe back injury, it’s important to start the claims process as soon as possible, before the injuries worsen over time. This way, you won’t be left with no money at a later date.

      Don’t delay – call us today for advice on making a Passenger Injury Compensation Claim

      Claims by passengers in road accidents can range from hundreds of pounds to thousands if a claim is placed in the three years following the accident. To receive more advice about your case and if you’re eligible for compensation, please:

      Call our Personal Injury Solicitors on 01722 422 300 for initial advice, or

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        Compensation For Whiplash – How Damages Are Calculated

        Whiplash is a very common injury in road traffic accidents, so it’s no surprise that it’s an equally common subject for compensation claims. Most people tend to think of compensation as one lump sum, but it’s actually calculated according to a number of different factors. These can be divided into two broad categories – general damages, which are awarded as compensation for the injury itself, and special damages, which are awarded to cover financial loss.

        General damages

        In looking at an award to compensate you for your injury, your accident claim solicitors will look at the amount of pain and suffering that it’s caused you. This will be influenced by how severe the whiplash injury is, and the length of time it’s caused you to suffer. The award will also reflect any psychological trauma or damage arising from the injury.

        The second part of the general damages award is known as “loss of amenity”. This means the effect the injury has had on your life in general. If whiplash has restricted your domestic, social or professional life in any way, then you will receive compensation for it. For example, if you were in the habit of playing 5-a-side football once a week before the accident, and you’re no longer able to do so, this would be classed as a “loss of amenity”.

        Special damages

        Special damages are awarded in recognition of any adverse effects on your earnings and finances as a result of the accident. Financial losses are obviously easier to quantify than general lifestyle losses , which is why they’re accounted for separately in a Schedule of Loss as part of your injury claim.

        Loss of earnings is the most apparent form of financial loss, so if your whiplash injury has caused you to take time off work and lose pay, this will be reimbursed in the final settlement. You can also claim back the time for anybody who has had to care for you, at an hourly rate, as well as claiming for any treatment that you’ve had to pay for privately. In the same way, it’s possible to claim for anything you’ve had to pay out for as a result of the injury, such as phone calls to medical specialists, travel costs to hospital or solicitor appointments, prescription costs, postage of documents and so on. For this reason, it’s vitally important to keep track of all your expenses.

        Whiplash injury compensation, then, is designed to reimburse you if you’re out of pocket, and to provide redress for a diminished quality of life.

        Our personal injury solicitors offer free initial phone advice, no win no fee agreements and a free first interview –hospital or home visits are also available for accident claims. Why not contact us today on FREEPHONE FREEPHONE 0800 1404544.