If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident while on holiday or working abroad, we could help you to claim the compensation you deserve.

Over more than 20 years we have successfully handled thousands of road traffic accident claims for people who were injured abroad – so you can rely on us. Our specialist team of personal injury lawyers have helped clients claim compensation for traffic accidents in countless countries around the world, including:

  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Jersey, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain (including Ibiza, Lanzarote, Majorca and Tenerife) and Switzerland
  • Americas: USA, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago
  • Africa: Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Australia
  • Asia: Japan, Thailand and Turkey

Our Experience in Road Traffic Accidents Abroad Claims

We have the largest and most successful international personal injury department in the UK. Whether you were the driver, a passenger or a pedestrian, our lawyers have extensive experience in a range of road traffic accidents abroad. We have helped clients in accidents involving:

  • Cars
  • Coaches
  • Heavy goods vehicles and lorries
  • Motorcycles
  • Bicycles
  • Pedestrians

While it’s possible to pursue a lot of cases in the UK, we also have team members who are fluent in many different foreign languages, as well as lawyers qualified to practice in other countries. So wherever in the world you’ve had your accident – we can help.

We have helped thousands of people to claim millions of pounds of compensation following road traffic accidents abroad, and we have recovered record awards of compensation for some of our clients. Our expertise in this area is recognised by the independent legal guides, Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, which have ranked us as a leading firm for over a decade:

“The team has so many contacts with foreign insurers and so many people with foreign languages that it is miles ahead of others.”
Legal 500

Featured Client Story

Alison’s Story – Road Traffic Accident In France

Alison suffered serious spinal injuries after a road traffic accident in France. We helped Alison to claim compensation and access specialist care and treatment. Following her rehabilitation, Alison is once again able to live an active and independent life.

How We Handle Road Traffic Accidents Abroad Claims

It can be daunting to make a claim for a road accident which happened abroad. You may not know who is responsible, or whether it is even possible to claim. You may also be concerned that you might have to claim in the country where the accident happened, and the extra stress that might entail.

Our specialist team can put your mind at rest. We will carry out a thorough investigation of the accident to see if you have a claim. Claims can often be made in the UK – such as:

  • If the accident has happened in the EU
  • It involves a serious injury
  • Where a coach is operated by a UK company
  • A tour operator is based here

Sometimes we might need to fight your case in a different country. In either situation we have the extensive experience and specialist lawyers necessary to help you get you the compensation you’re entitled to.

At all times throughout your claim, we put you first. Whether it’s helping you get the specialist rehabilitation or treatment you need with our specialist client liaison team, or providing regular progress updates, you can rely on us to handle your claim with understanding and sensitivity.

Contact Us To Talk About Making A Claim

For a free consultation about making a compensation claim for a road traffic accident in a foreign country, call us free on 0800 121 6558 or contact us online.


Legal 500

Practice head Clive Garner is a “game changer, who knows foreign and international law like the back of his hand”

Legal 500 2015

Chambers 2016 

"They are efficient and pay extraordinary personal attention to the client."

Chambers & Partners 2016

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* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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