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Do I Need To Use A Spanish Lawyer For My Claim In Spain? – Personal Injury Solicitors

Should You Use A Spanish Personal Injury Solicitor After An Accident In Spain?

If you sustain an injury while holidaying in Spain, you may wonder “do I need to use a Spanish lawyer for my claim”. At Legal Expert, we would work with you on a No Win No Fee basis offering the best advice on how to proceed with your Spain injury case.

You may be involved in a road traffic accident or slipped and fallen in your hotel. You may have sustained an injury in a restaurant or when you are in the swimming pool. Whatever caused your injury in Spain, you could be entitled to file a personal injury claim for compensation.

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A Guide To Whether You Need To Use A Spanish Lawyer For Your Claim

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Road traffic accident Spain

Spain is a popular holiday destination and has been for decades. With so many people choosing to holiday in a Spanish resort, the number of accidents is high with people sustaining injuries through slip, trips and falls, food poisoning, falling and hitting their heads in swimming pools and being involved in road traffic accidents.

Many people ask us “do I need to use a Spanish lawyer for my claim”, and the answer is that if you sustained any sort of injury through no fault of your own and need to know more about how to file a personal injury claim in Spain, at Legal Expert we have years of experience in handling this type of case and would work with you on a No Win No Fee basis.

When Can You Make A Personal Injury Claim In Spain?

Should you have sustained an injury in Spain whether on a package or non-package holiday, you should contact a personal injury solicitor at the first opportunity. You can work with a Legal Expert and pursue your claim for compensation through the Spanish courts with our assistance.

What Can You Claim For After An Accident In Spain?

Tour operators and hotel owners have a duty under the Package Travel Regulations 1992, regulation 2 (1) to ensure that you are kept safe which applies to pre-booked package holidays purchased in the UK and you have a time limit of 3 years to file your claim.

A new Road Traffic Act came into effect on 1st January 2016 which amends Act 8/2004 pertaining to Civil Liability and Motor Vehicle Insurance. The Act in principle covers compensation awarded for road traffic accidents but is used in other personal injury claims by Spanish judges too. The things that can be included in a personal injury claim in Spain includes the following:

  • Damages – death, permanent life changing injury, temporary injuries
  • Financial loss
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of projected earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel expenses to receive treatment
  • Care claim

Claiming For Restaurant Accidents In Spain

If you suffer a restaurant accident in Spain which includes developing food poisoning, it can ruin your holiday. A survey carried out several years ago showed that more British holiday makers suffer from a form of gastrointestinal disorder when in Spain than when they holiday in other parts of the world.

To find out how a Legal Expert personal injury lawyer in Spain can help you get the compensation your deserve, please call us today.

Claiming For Swimming Pool Accidents In Spain

A swimming pool accident in Spain can be devastating and can happen for a multitude of reasons. Statistics show that a large number of young British men sustain catastrophic injuries in swimming pools resulting in paraplegia or tetraplegia. Pool water can be contaminated which can lead to you suffering a particularly nasty bacterial infection known as Cryptosporidium.

Although based in the UK, Legal Expert can help. Contact us today and a personal injury solicitor can offer advice on how best to proceed with one of our Spanish lawyers all the while respecting the personal injury claims time limit in Spain.

Claiming For Road Traffic Accidents In Spain

Government statistics show there are around 30% more accidents involving cars in Spain when compared to the UK with Spanish motorways being especially treacherous.

If you are involved in a vehicle accident in Spain, you must report the incident to Spanish authorities, bearing in mind that criminal jurisdiction takes precedence over civil under Spanish law and that you can therefore be awarded personal injury compensation by a Spanish criminal court. In short, claimants typically file a formal complaint with a Spanish criminal court.

If you need advice following a car accident, please contact a Legal Expert personal injury lawyer in Spain today.

Claiming For Accidents At Your Hotel In Spain

According to Spanish law, a third party can be held responsible if you suffer an injury as a direct result of their negligence of failure to ensure you are kept safe. If you had a hotel accident in Spain, it’s essential that you seek legal advice as soon as possible because there is often a time limit involved and it is often much shorter than in the UK.

A lot of people ask us “do I need to use a Spanish lawyer for my claim”? At Legal Expert, although based in the UK, a personal injury lawyer in Spain can offer you advice on how best to proceed when filing for compensation.

Examples Of Compensation For Injuries In Spain

The table below provides an idea of how much you may be awarded in a personal injury claim. The figures are based on past successful claims and the Judicial College Guidelines. However, you may be awarded less or more than the amounts provided because each personal injury claim is unique.

Type of injuryNotesAmounts awarded
Foot injuriesMild to very severe debilitating, life changing£12,050 - £96,150
Catastrophic injuries to one footAmputation of foot£73,620 to £96,150
Catastrophic injury to both feetAmputation or loss of use of both feet£148,540 to £176,660
Neck injuriesMinor to very severeup to £2,150 to £130,060
Back injuriesMild to very severeup to £10,970 to £141,150
Shoulder injuriesSlight to very severe£6,290 to £38,280
Elbow injuriesSlight to very severe£10,040 to £48,080
Arm injuriesSlight to debilitating injuries£5,280 to £104,370
Ankle injuriesSlight to very severe£10,960 to £39,910
Chronic painSlight to very severe£18,480 to £73,670
Injuries involving paralysis - tetraplegia£258,740 to £322,060
Loss of earnings£5,500 to £550,000
loss of projected earnings£11,000 to £440,000
Care claimAmounts awarded depend on the level of care required

No Win No Fee Claims In Spain

We work with you on a No Win No Fee basis making the whole process of getting legal representation an affordable option for everyone who has been injured or suffered damages through no fault of their own.

The structure allows us to begin work on your claim without asking for a retainer to do so. You only pay the agreed fee when a court rules in your favour and if your case is unsuccessful, you’d have nothing to pay for our legal services at all. We deduct our fees from the amount you are awarded taking all the pressure of having to find the funds to pay for your legal representation in a personal injury claim.

Contact Legal Expert Today

Speak to a personal injury solicitor today on 0800 073 8804 or request a “call back” by filling out the form provided.

Email us at info@legalexpert.co.uk and we will get back to within 3 hours.

Useful Links

To find out how No Win No Fee agreements can help you get the level of compensation you deserve – please follow the link below:

Working with a solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis

If you need help while holidaying in Spain, the following link takes you to the UK government site that provides contact details of consulates in Spain:

Emergency help for British Nationals in Spain

If you would like to find out more about your rights under The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, please follow the link below:

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992

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