Czech Republic Road Accident Claim: Find out how to claim compensation from the UK if you suffer injury in a road traffic accident in the Czech Republic whilst on holiday
Czech Republic road accident claim: UK solicitor explains what type of road accident in the Czech Republic can lead to a claim being commenced in the UK; what you should do following a RTA in the Czech republic; the European law which allows you to claim from the UK; why both Czech Republic and UK law are relied on in your claim; Czech republic cities where road accidents are most likely to happen and how to receive free legal assistance from a specialist solicitor if you are considering a Czech Republic road accident claim.
What is a Czech Republic road accident claim?
If you are a UK citizen ordinarily resident in the UK and you suffer injury in an accident on the roads whilst abroad in the Czech Republic – you might be able to make Czech Republic road accident claim for compensation.
The accident on the roads must involve at least one motor vehicle. Typical accidents might include: car accidents, motorcycle collisions, taxi crashes, bus accidents, coach crashes, pedestrian injury, cycle bike accidents, collisions with lorries, etc.
You might be on holiday in a hire car or have driven your own car from the UK or be a pedestrian hit by a Czech Republic driver.
What should you do if you are involved in road accident in the Czech Republic?
If you are involved in a road traffic accident in the Czech Republic you should: contact the police at the time of the accident; take the details of the other driver (including his name, address, registration details and motor insurance details); take any witness details that are available; take photos of the accident scene and the position of the vehicles (if you have a camera or smart phone; attend at hospital to have your injuries seen to.
Why can you make a Czech Republic road accident claim from the UK?
European law requires all member states to have the facility to enable a claim to be made in either the EU country in which the motor accident occurred or from the European Union country in which you are resident if a different European country.
The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union and as such European law allows UK citizens to commence a claim from the UK for road traffic accidents causing personal injury in the Czech Republic or any other EU country.
This is true of all of the countries that make up the UK: if you wish to make a Czech republic road accident claim and you live in Scotland you can commence a claim from Scotland, if you live in England and Wales you can commence a claim from either country (England and Wales have the same legal jurisdiction) or if you are from Northern Irish you can commence a claim from Northern Ireland.
Which law does a Czech Republic road accident claim rely on?
The answer is both the UK and the Czech Republic. Generally speaking the law of the place where your accident happened (known as the law of the land) will determine how much compensation you can claim for your injuries and how long you have to commence a claim before it is too late – known as a statutory limitation period.
Making a Czech Republic road accident claim is complex, so you will need a specialist European RTA lawyer to help you make your claim.
Which cities in the Czech Republic have frequent road accidents?
Generally speaking the most populated cities have the most road accidents and lead to the most Czech republic road accident claims – the most densely populated cities in the Czech republic are: Praque, Brno, Ostrava, Plzeri, Liberec and Olomouc.
What should you do to make a Czech Republic road accident claim?
To make a Czech Republic road accident claim you will need to act quickly and speak to a UK specialist European RTA solicitor.
To speak to me direct free of charge, to ask me an online question about your Czech Republic road accident claim or to commence a claim online with a specialist European RTA solicitor click Czech Republic road accident claim.