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Coach crashes and accidents
In some countries the injured person in a coach accident has to prove fault but in other countries, such as France, there is an automatic right to compensation. At Blake Lapthorn we know the best approach to your claim because we are experienced in the different national legal systems.
Where will the claim be brought?
Under EU motor insurance directives, you will be able to bring the case in the UK if the accident occurred in the European Union or in the other countries in the European Economic Area (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).
Claims for accidents outside these countries may have to be pursued in the country where they occurred. On occasion it may be better to bring a claim in the country where the accident happened. We will consider what is best for you, and use our foreign languages capabilities if a claim is brought abroad. At Blake Lapthorn we are also familiar with the different rules on compensation, costs, fault, and rules of evidence that vary from country to country. This keeps legal costs down.
Is someone claiming against you for a car accident abroad?
Perhaps you are a defendant in a coach crash that occurred abroad. If so, one of our multi-lingual team of lawyers can act in defending you, working with our network of agents abroad to protect you. This keeps legal costs down.
How quickly should I claim?
Contact us as soon as possible, taking advantage of our free initial consultation. Time limits will apply to your claim. Generally the time limit in the UK is three years but there are exceptions, and some foreign countries have shorter time limits.
Funding your claim – the best option for you
We will discuss all funding options available to you. Your claim may be funded privately or by a Conditional fee agreement ("no win no fee").
You may have Legal Expenses Insurance as part of your travel insurance,house insurance, or car insurance. Trade union membership sometimes includes legal expenses insurance.
We will advise you as to the best way to protect you from paying legal costs.
Contact the Claims Abroad team
Telephone us on 0844 620 6600
Email us at email@example.com
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