Road Traffic Accidents Abroad Claims Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident abroad, Calio Claims is here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Being involved in a road traffic accident can have a significant effect on your life and the lives of your loved ones. This can be particularly stressful where the accident occurs abroad, incurring additional expense. You may also be unsure how to proceed with making a claim, or even with foreign road traffic laws. However, our lawyers here at Calio Claims have considerable experience in helping people bring claims for road traffic accidents abroad and can help you today.
Road traffic accident abroad claims lawyers
Road traffic accidents (RTA's) are common, and if they happen on holiday, they are usually handled in the country where the accident occurred. For example, if you are in a collision with another motorist in Spain, the claim is handled under EU legislation.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) reported that tourists are three times more likely to be involved in a road accident than local drivers. Road deaths are common in many popular EU holiday destinations, with alcohol being a contributing factor.
What should I do if I am involved in a road traffic accident abroad?
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident abroad it is important to collect as much evidence as possible. Ideally, you will have:
- made notes about what happened
- taken photographs of the incident and the number plates and position of the other vehicles involved:
- exchanged insurance details with the other parties involved
- obtained the names and addresses of any witnesses
Do not admit liability or provide an apology. You should report the accident to the insurers of the vehicle as soon as possible, even if you are not liable for the accident. If you have been injured, you should inquire about personal injury claim as soon as possible as there are strict time limits for bringing a claim.
Road traffic accidents abroad may be subject to different laws depending on the country where the accident took place and the nationalities of the parties involved. The time bar limits for the EU country where the accident occurred may be shorter than in the UK. Under some circumstances, even if your accident happened abroad, you may well still be able to pursue a claim through the Scottish Courts.
Contact our road traffic accident abroad claims lawyers in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee today
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a road traffic accident abroad, contact our specialist solicitors today. The team is spread across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland.
We will discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved, and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.