Foreign Jurisdiction and Travel

Our Foreign Jurisdiction and Travel team have decades of experience handling claims for compensation for accidents abroad or accidents here involving a foreign Defendant.

When we go on holiday, the last thing we hope or wish for is to suffer an injury or illness. 

However, it can and does happen. And in such circumstances, you may wonder whether or not you could be entitled to compensation. 

Accident Abroad Claims

Our specialist team of foreign jurisdiction lawyers can help with a range of issues, such as:

  1. Claims brought against a Tour Operator or against a foreign Defendant on behalf of clients injured whilst on holiday abroad;
  2. Claims brought by clients injured whilst taking part in excursions or undertaking sporting activities abroad such as skiing, snowboarding and climbing;
  3. Claims brought against a foreign Defendant on behalf of clients injured whilst working or travelling abroad;
  4. Claims brought against airlines, rail companies and cruise/ferry companies on behalf of clients injured on planes, trains, cruise ships and ferries;
  5. Claims brought against foreign Defendants on behalf of clients injured abroad in a road traffic accident;
  6. Claims brought on behalf of clients injured in a road accident in England or Wales caused by a foreign driver.

If you’ve been injured in any of the ways described above, we can help. 

Time Limits In Accident Abroad Claims

There are strict time limits for pursuing personal injury compensation claims which vary between countries. 

In addition, there are complicated rules about where you can bring your claim and which laws apply. To succeed in such a claim, you would therefore need specialist advice, which we can provide.

Because of the strict time limits, we advise that you contact us as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may miss out on your chance to claim compensation.

If you want to talk to us about a potential claim then please contact us today on 0151 375 9916

The Importance Of Evidence

Logistically, pursuing a claiming following an accident abroad can be quite difficult. One way that you can help your chances of success is to gather as much evidence as possible.

The types of evidence that can help your claim include:

  • Photographs of the scene of the accident. Such photos should show the likes of any defects (which may have caused a slip, trip or fall accident), or of the vehicle you were travelling in when you crashed. 
  • CCTV footage can also help massively. If any local shops, bars, or restaurants had CCTV cameras covering the area in which the accident happened, it would be wise to reach out to them as soon as possible to see if they hold the footage.
  • If you received any medical care while abroad, the notes from doctors or hospitals can also help determine the injuries suffered, the severity, and sometimes, how they may have been sustained. 

If you need any help or advice gathering evidence, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How JF Law Can Help You

Our legal team is one of the best in the country when it comes to foreign jurisdiction and travel litigation. 

They have experience handling claims involving dozens of countries and possess contacts and knowledge to make the process swift and smooth.

What’s more, if your case has good prospects of success, we can represent you under a No Win No Fee agreement. This means you wouldn’t have to pay any fees upfront, while the claim progresses, and nothing at all if the claim fails. 

If you’d like to speak to us today about your case, please call us on the number at the top of this page. 

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