Accident Abroad Claims
Accidents that occur abroad can give rise to personal injury claims, but the process can be more complex due to international and jurisdictional factors. If you've been injured in an accident while traveling or living abroad we could help you claim compensation.
Having an accident at any time is not ideal. However, the comfort of being close to friends and family is always reassuring. When an accident happens abroad it can be all the more stressful as most people will be uncomfortable in their surroundings and unsure of the law and what their rights are in a foreign country.
At P.A Duffy & Co Solicitors, we represent individuals in various accident abroad cases in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Our personal injury team are experienced, understanding and sympathetic and will work tirelessly on your behalf to secure the compensation you are owed for what has happened.
We deal with a full range of accident abroad cases, including:
Should I contact my embassy or consulate after an accident abroad?
Yes, it's a good idea to contact your embassy or consulate for assistance and to report the incident.
Should I notify my insurance company when I have an accident abroad?
Yes, it's essential to inform your travel or health insurance provider to understand the coverage and process for filing a claim.
What is the statute of limitations for making a personal injury claim in a foreign country?
The statute of limitations varies by country and can be shorter or longer than what you might be familiar with in your home country. Consult our expert personal injury solicitors in order to determine the specific time frame you have to file a claim.
What if the at-fault party is from a different country?
International personal injury claims can involve cross-border issues. Our experience solicitors can help you determine the appropriate jurisdiction and legal actions to take.
Will my home country's laws apply to my personal injury claim abroad?
The laws of the country where the accident occurred usually apply to personal injury claims. However, there may be international treaties and agreements that can influence the legal process.
How is compensation determined for an accident abroad?
Compensation is determined based on factors like the severity of injuries, medical expenses, lost income, liability, and local laws. Contact our solicitors at P.A. Duffy and Co for guidance on how much compensation is typically awarded for your situation.
Is it possible to resolve the claim through negotiation, or will it go to court?
The outcome can vary. Some claims are settled through negotiation, while others may proceed to court, either in the foreign country or through international legal processes.
How long does it typically take to resolve an accident abroad claim?
The timeline can vary widely based on the complexity of the case, negotiations, and court processes. Some claims are resolved relatively quickly, while others may take years.
How can I finance an accident abroad compensation claim?
We know that funding a personal injuries compensation claim might be a worry, so we offer a range of options. These include:
Legal expenses cover
After the Event insurance (ATE insurance)
We will be happy to discuss funding with you to find the best option for your circumstances.
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