Road Traffic Accidents Abroad

Driving in a foreign country can be a particularly traumatic experience and every year, large numbers of people are injured in road traffic accidents abroad, including drivers, passengers, pedestrians and motorists.

Examples of road traffic accidents abroad can include:

  • Collisions between vehicles
  • Accidents involving coaches, taxis or in a minibus
  • Injuries suffered as a pedestrian
  • Transfers from an airport to the hotel
  • Travel as part of an excursion on holiday

Having an accident in an unfamiliar country where they may not speak your language can be very worrying. Accidents can happen and if this is due to someone else’s fault then you may be entitled to compensation. Where your accident occurred in a foreign country, the legal process can be particularly complicated so it is important that you seek the advice of a specialist solicitor.

If your accident occurs within the EU, the effect of the Fourth and Fifth Motor Directives is that European insurers must appoint UK handling agents to deal with your claim which is pursued by an English client.

Even if your accident occurred outside the EU, we will still be able to bring your claim in England and Wales if the negligent driver was also from your home country, the negligent driver was driving for a UK employer or if the travel was part of a package holiday.

The team at JPS Walker have experience in dealing with compensation claims resulting from road traffic accidents abroad. Our specialist team will help you to recover the cost of your holiday, compensation for your injury, any medical expenses incurred, loss of earnings and travel expenses. If you have incurred any other expenses as a result of your injury, we will seek to recover the losses on your behalf.

We offer to handle your holiday claim under a No Win No Fee agreement so there is no financial risk to you.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident abroad, call us now on 0161 713 5575 or complete our online enquiry form to discuss your claim with a member of our specialist team.