At JMR Solicitors, our road traffic accident team can tailor their expert knowledge in the field to cover claims for traffic accidents abroad as well as accidents here in the UK. Provided that the accident was not your fault, our team can deal with any accident in any country within the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) or accidents in the USA.
The legislation is currently in place which means that making a claim for a road traffic accident in an EU or EEA country is as easy as making a claim for a road traffic accident here in the UK.
What kind of traffic accidents abroad can I make a claim for?
Types of road traffic accidents that you can make a claim for include:
- Car accidents
- Taxi claims
- Caravan or mobile homes
- Coaches or minibus
- Motorbike, moped or scooter
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
If the accident that you wish to claim for occurred in the EU or EEA and was caused by a driver registered in the EU or EEA you will still be protected by EU laws, which means that you may be entitled to compensation if you were injured.
What if I was sat on a coach when there was a collision or traffic accident? Can I claim compensation?
Coaches are a common mode of holiday transportation and unfortunately, accidents do occasionally happen. If you have suffered injury as a result of being a passenger on a coach as part of your holiday, JMR Solicitors can assist you with any claim that you may have and advise you on where best to direct your claim.
In some cases, your coach trip may have been part of a package holiday and as such your tour operator may be liable. Otherwise, if your accident took place within the EU or EEA and involves an EU insurer we may be able to assist you in pursuing your claim in the courts of England and Wales.