If you’ve suffered an injury because of a road traffic accident, we’re here to help you claim compensation for traffic accidents.
To qualify for a road traffic accident compensation claim, you must have been hurt within the last three years. The accident must also have been all or partly someone’s else’s fault. If you were 18 or over when the traffic accident happened, you’ve got three years to make a personal injury claim from the accident date.
Road traffic accidents abroad
Europeans may be involved in a car accident while travelling in another EU country (‘visiting victims’). Afterwards, they may want to claim compensation for damages they suffered in the accident.
Legal rules differ across EU
Each EU country has different rules for claiming the compensation.
There are two main differences
Compensation awards: EU countries apply different concepts of liability for damages and injuries in car accidents.
Limitation periods: time limits vary from one EU country to another.
As a result of these different rules, victims in traffic accidents may have difficulties receiving compensation for harm suffered.
What is the EU doing about this?
The EU has harmonised the applicable law rules: In accordance with the Rome II Regulation, the applicable time-limits for bringing a claim are determined, in principle, by the law of the State where the accident occurred. This has increased legal certainty.