According to the latest survey from the AA/Populus, 3.6 million of British cars will be heading across the Channel to Europe this year, that’s 1 in 10 holidaymakers from the UK driving abroad. But what if you have a motor accident when abroad?
Christopher Morgan of NewLaw Solicitors said “The law differs across Europe both in the requirements for driving, and for legal action as a result of a road traffic accident. In the UK you need to bring your claim within three years, but it can be a much shorter limit elsewhere on the continent.”
Taking legal action across national borders is a much more complicated task than doing so within your own country. You need specialist legal advice from solicitors experienced in holiday accidents who can navigate you through the process.
Christopher continued “No one likes to think about having a road traffic accident when you’re focusing on enjoying your holiday, but if the worst should happen, then we suggest that you gather as much information as possible to assist with any claim. Take the details of the police, keep the receipts of any payments and try to obtain the name and registration number of other people involved.”
If you want to make a claim then this will all be important to speeding up the process and for further information you can visit - www.new-law.co.uk before you go on holiday or save the website name in case you ever need it.
In the meantime, drive safely!