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Road traffic accidents abroad claims
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, a passenger or a pedestrian, you have the right to claim compensation if you are injured in a road traffic accident abroad which isn’t your fault.
Making a claim
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in the EU or further afield in the last three years, 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 abroad than in 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.
Watermans are here to help you, by taking the hassle out of the legal process. This allows you to recover from your accident, without worrying about dealing with an international claim. Plus, we operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win, you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees.
How much compensation?
The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim for a road traffic accident abroad can vary drastically. This is because all accidents are different. There are, of course, several different types of injuries that you could potentially sustain. Most injuries from car accidents may be relatively minor, though they will still cause pain, discomfort, and inconvenience, whereas some may be serious enough to be life-changing.
In terms of general damages, you are awarded for the pain, suffering, and loss of earnings you have suffered as a result of the accident. When injuries are more significant, road traffic accident compensation amounts are a lot of higher because of the impact the injuries will have on your lifestyle, work and even personal relationships. In such cases, the compensation received will support you throughout recovery and long after your claim to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment, support, and rehabilitation.
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Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.
Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.
Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.
We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.
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“Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”
Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury