How much is my road accident abroad claim worth?
You can claim for road accidents abroad once you're back in the UK. Claims for injuries can be worth several thousands of pounds. Find out how much your injury could be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim for an overseas road accident?
We are proud to offer No Win No Fee claims to many of our road accident abroad injury claims customers. This means you can never be out of pocket, because we only get a fee if we win compensation for you. Having said that, if you have been injured abroad, it's also worth finding out if you have Legal Expenses Insurance as part of your home or holiday insurance, as this can sometimes mean that you end up with more compensation.
Will I have to have a medical for my road accident abroad claim?
Yes, even if you have medical records from a hospital abroad, we will usually arrange for you to see a doctor here in the UK. They will examine you to assess how badly you have been hurt, and also try to work out how long your injuries might take to heal. This is especially important in whiplash cases, where some injuries can take a lot longer to settle down than you might think.
What sort of road accident abroad injuries can I claim for?
Unfortunately, many Britons are involved in road accidents overseas, both when holidaying abroad and when working there. These accidents can happen when you are:
- Driving your own car or a hire car
- A passenger in a car, hire car or taxi
- A passenger on a bus, tram or train
- Riding a moped or motorcycle
- Cycling or riding a horse
- A pedestrian who is hit by a vehicle
But whatever sort of road accident you have been hurt in abroad, if it wasn't your fault – or even if it was partly your fault – we may be able to claim compensation on your behalf from the UK.
What countries can I claim for a road accident in?
Just about every country in the world uses vehicle insurance, and has laws allowing you to claim injury compensation when an accident wasn't your fault. Claims are slightly easier in the EU - at the time of writing (summer 2019) – due to laws that force European insurers to let UK handling agents deal with claims which are pursued by UK claimants. This means you can issue legal proceedings against the 'at fault' driver's foreign insurer from here in the UK.
Things can be slightly less clear in non-EU countries, where the country's own laws for compensation usually apply, rather than UK laws. Even so, we have the expertise and the contacts to pursue compensation for you from just about anywhere in the world. So feel free to ask us about making a No Win No Fee compensation claim today. Talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.
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