Road Traffic Accidents Abroad

Wherever it happens, being involved in a road traffic accident can be a distressing experience. If the accident takes place abroad, this feeling can be made worse by not knowing what do due to being in a foreign country.

Accidents can involve cars, buses or coaches, bicycles, motorcycles or a number of other motor vehicles. These can have consequences which range in seriousness – from minor cuts and bruises to life-changing and even fatal injuries. Whether you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian, you have the right to claim compensation if you are injured in an overseas road traffic accident which isn’t your fault.

If you are involved in a road traffic accident in the EU or further afield, you may find the prospect of pursuing a personal injury compensation claim daunting. However, compensation is essential to support your care and recovery from injury. Laws, as well as the process for making a claim, can be very different from Scotland. Our solicitors are experienced in dealing with international claims for road traffic collisions and can advise if your case can be dealt with through the courts in Scotland.

If the road traffic incident which injures you takes place in the EU, you should be protected by EU laws and the process should be comparable to making a claim in the UK.