Road Traffic Accident with a Foreign Driver

Whether travellers, vacationers or people who are here on work, each year thousands of foreign drivers enter the UK for a practical purpose and the majority of these people will at some time use the UK road network. Although all foreign drivers are required to hold a driving license, this does not mean that they may not be confused by road rules and regulations within the UK, or that they may not simply be negligent towards another driver.

If this occurs and you are injured as a result, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

Where could I be injured in a road traffic accident with a foreign driver?

There are a number of different road traffic situations where you may find that you have to make a compensation claim against a foreign driver, and some of these situations include:

  • Accidents at a roundabout or intersection
  • Accidents which are caused by the direct negligence of another driver
  • Accidents which occur at a high speed
  • Accidents which occur while parking or in a car park.

Am I eligible to claim against them even though they are foreign?

If a person has been negligent towards you and you have been left with injuries as a result then you are eligible to make a claim against them regardless of whether they are local or foreign. As a foreigner, they are required to abide by local road rules and regulations and if they have broken these rules and regulations then they are eligible to pay for compensation just as any local person would, as they have committed a crime.

What can I do next?

Making a compensation claim against a foreign driver can be an incredibly difficult and complicated experience, but this doesn’t have to be the case when you work with a team of experts and that’s where the team at Manners Pimblett come in. Working together with you, we can help ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault then you shouldn’t be responsible for any damages that you have incurred, regardless of the status of the other driver. At Manners Pimblett we are here to help you and we will go through the paperwork process for you, leaving you to relax and focus on your own health.

To find out about how the Manners Pimblett team can work with you on your personal injury claim, get in touch with the team today by giving us a call on 0845 077 0772.

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