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Cyprus Car Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation? – The Republic Of Cyprus

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On this page, you will find a guide to making a compensation claim following a car accident in Cyprus. You should be able to find all of the information you need to begin making informed choices about your own claim. This will include why you may have a claim, who could be liable for compensation, and how to go about starting your claim.

If you need any questions answered, or require additional information once you have read this guide, please speak to one of the Legal Expert team, you can call them on 0800 073 8804 today. They will do all they can to assist you.

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A Guide To Claims For Car Crashes In Cyprus

This guide to the process of making a claim for an RTA in Cyprus, is intended to educate people about the process of a) dealing with the accident while they are still overseas, and b) making a claim once they have returned to the UK.

The first half of this guide covers dealing with the accident and its aftermath while still abroad. This includes how to get in touch with the right emergency services, and how to make sure that you get the medical treatment that you need. The guide also goes over what you need to do at the scene of the accident, and also the procedure for reporting the incident. You will also find a number of steps outlined, that will help you to make sure you have the best chance possible of being successful with your claim.

The second half of this guide, covers facts that pertain to the claims process itself. We have listed many of the typical types of damages that a settlement might consist of. We have also provided a table that shows typical amounts of compensation paid for a range of different types of injuries.

Finally, we go over the Legal Expert accident and injury claims service. What it is, how it works, and why it is the simplest way for you to have your claim processed by a professional team of accident and injury solicitors. If you need any more information about this service, you can speak to one of our team at the telephone number at the end of the guide.

The Cyprus Personal Injury Claims Time Limit

Circumstances of ClaimTime Limit
Personal injury (negligence).3-years from the date the victim becomes aware of the harm.
Extension of claim.2-years at the discretion of the court.

What Are The Emergency Phone Numbers In Cyprus?

Cyprus road traffic accident statistics

Take a look at the car accident statistics for Cyprus above. It shows the areas where RTA are most common. If you are unlucky, and are involved in a road traffic accident while visiting the country, you need to know how you can contact the emergency services, to get the assistance at the scene of the accident that you need. The good news is, that Cyprus has conformed with the European standard of providing a unified emergency number on 112. You can call this number from any phone, and there will be an English-speaking operate available, who will help you by dispatching whatever emergency services are needed. You may also use the numbers below, to contact the emergency services directly:

  • 1460 – for the citizen’s police line.
  • 1407 – to report a forest fire.

There are also individual contact numbers for each local hospital and ambulance service, and you can find this at this link:

How to get emergency help in Cyprus

Medical Care In The Republic Of Cyprus For Travellers And Tourists

If you have had a car crash in Cyprus, and you have been injured, you will need to know your rights as a UK citizen, with regard to receiving medical treatment. There is some good news here. Cyprus is part of the European Health Insurance Scheme (EHIC), and as such, you will be able to get reduced cost or free medical care to the same level as a local resident. But you will have to have your valid EHIC on you when you attend the hospital for this to be the case.

It is important to note that your EHIC will only enable you to get emergency treatment, and also a range of standard medical treatments. It won’t cover outpatient treatment, or treatment of existing medical conditions. It also doesn’t cover dental work. So, if you need treatment that isn’t covered by your EHIC, you will either a) have to pay for it yourself, or b) have a valid health or travel policy that will cover it.

You can find additional information about getting medical treatment as a UK citizen at the link below:

How to get medical help in Cyprus as a UK citizen

What Steps Should Accident Victims Take After Car Crashes In Cyprus?

A road accident is a traumatic and shocking experience, and you may not be thinking straight right after the event. These steps below should be taken at the scene of the accident, and will help to ensure that everyone is safe, and also take care of your legal obligations.

  • Check to see that any injured people are at no further risk, don’t move them unless you have to.
  • Remove any obstructions from the road, such as pieces of bodywork, if it is safe to do so.
  • If the vehicles themselves are causing an obstruction, move them to the side of the road and switch on the hazard lights.
  • Ensure that the emergency sieves have been contacted, and are on the way.
  • Exchange insurance details with all of the drivers involved.

These are both common sense actions to take, and also legally required in the case of exchanging driver details. Once you return to the UK, call Legal Expert on the number at the end of this guide to begin your claim.

I Was Injured In A Road Traffic Accident Abroad, What Should I Do?

In the above section, we have covered the things you should do at the scene of the accident. In this section, we will go over the things that you could do, that will help you to prepare for making your claim when you return to the UK, and will help to ensure that your personal injury claim is successful when you make it. All of these things will both help you deal with the accident, and also leave an official paper trail regarding your injuries, and the accident that caused them. This includes steps such as:

  • If it is safe to do so, take photographs right after the accident, of the scene and the vehicles involved.
  • Make sure the police are alerted, and ask them for the initial incident number.
  • Visit the hospital and have your injuries checked out, even if you think they don’t need treatment.
  • If there are any witnesses at the scene, ask them for their contact details.
  • Start to write down all of the losses that you incur due to the accident and your injuries.

When you return to the UK, give Legal Expert a call on the number down at the end of this guide. One of our team will be able to talk you through the process of getting your claim started, and we can start working on getting you the compensation you are entitled to right away.

How To Report Your Road Traffic Accident In Cyprus

Although you have no legal obligation to report your RTA to the police, it is recommended. This is so that your accident is officially documented. Furthermore, you should consider reporting the accident to the traffic department. The traffic department operates teams of officers whose sole responsibility is ensuring that the sites of accidents are made safe, and that any repairs to highway property are managed properly.

This being said, there are certain times when you must report an accident to the police. Such as when one of the drivers involved drives off without exchanging insurance details, if one of the drivers seems to be intoxicated, or if there is some contention over who was responsible for causing the accident.

Once you return to the UK, Legal Expert will be able to begin processing a claim for you. If you speak to one of our team on the phone number at the end of this page, they can explain how.

Claims For Whiplash Sustained When On Holiday

In the UK each year, there are over £2 billion worth of whiplash claims made. To show just how huge this number is, it is estimated that whiplash claims alone, add more than £150 to the cost of every motor insurance policy in the UK.

Whiplash is very easily caused, yet hard to treat. Even a mild case can cause weeks of pain for the victim. Due to the general nature of whiplash injuries, we recommend that you have a medical examination done locally, to support your claim. Legal Expert can arrange for you to have a free one. Speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the guide to organise this. You might also like to check out the NHS information about whiplash, here:

NHS whiplash information: causes and treatment

What Can Your Car Crash Or Traffic Accident Abroad Claim Include?

When your personal injury lawyer successfully processes your claim, the settlement that is agreed upon will consist of several different types of damages. These damages all fit into the two main categories of special and general damages. For example:

  • Special damages (financial and other losses):
    • Care costs.
    • Travel costs.
    • Medical fees.
    • Loss of future income.
    • Loss of current earnings.
  • General damages (for physical harm):
    • Loss of life quality.
    • Long and painful recuperation.
    • Psychological injuries.
    • Pain and suffering.
    • Mental trauma.

If you speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number below, they will go over your claim with you, and give you a more accurate estimate of the types of damages that you may be able to claim for in your own case.

Cypriot Road Accident Compensation Claim Calculator

Other websites often include an online personal injury claims calculator. You won’t find one on this page. We believe they are nothing more than a gimmick, and don’t actually give an accurate estimate of the value of a claim. We prefer hard facts, so this table below covers a range of injuries, and the compensation stated is based on the judicial guidelines used by the UK legal system, to evaluate the worth of claims.

Injury TypeSeverityCompensationInformation
Hand injuryMinor to seriousUp to £54,307These injuries are going to range from cuts, bruises or lacerations, through sprains, nerve damage and breaks, to either paralysis or loss of the hand.
Wrist injuryMinor to severeUp to £4,187These injuries are going to range from damage to the soft tissue (cuts, lacerations, etc.), trough breaks and sprains, to loss of function of the wrist.
Arm injuryModerate to severeUp to £114,837These injuries are going to range from damage to the soft tissue of the arm such as burns, cuts and bruising, through dislocation, nerve damage and breaks, to loss of the entire arm from the shoulder, or half the arm from the elbow down.
Finger injuryMinor to severeUp to £21,947These injuries are going to range from scrapes, cuts and lacerations, through dislocation, breaks and nerve damage, to complete loss of one or more of the fingers.
Thumb injuryMinor to severeUp to £48,047These injuries are going to range from scrapes, cuts and lacerations, through dislocation, breaks and nerve damage, to complete loss of one or both of the thumbs.
Back injuryMinor to severeUp to £141,177These injuries are going to range from damage to the soft tissue of the back (cuts, bruises and lacerations), through nerve damage or muscle damage and damage to the vertebrae, to complete loss of function of the back.
Neck injuryMinor to severeUp to £130,087These injuries are going to range from damage to the soft tissue of the back (cuts, bruises and lacerations), through nerve damage or muscle damage and damage to the vertebrae, to complete loss of function of the neck.
Toe injuryModerate to severeUp to £49,147These injuries are going to range from scrapes, cuts and lacerations, through dislocation, breaks and nerve damage, to complete loss of one or more of the toes.
Ankle injuryMinor to severeUp to £61,147These injuries are going to range from damage to the soft tissue (cuts, lacerations, etc.), trough breaks and sprains, to loss of function of the ankle.
Foot injuryMinor to very severeUp to £96,147These injuries are going to range from cuts, bruises or lacerations, through sprains, nerve damage and breaks, to either paralysis or loss of the foot.
Leg injuryMinor to severeUp to £119,247These injuries are going to range from damage to the soft tissue of the leg such as burns, cuts and bruising, through dislocation, nerve damage and breaks, to loss of the entire leg from the hip, or half the leg from the knee down.

These are general figures, and your claim will be unique. This means that to get a more accurate idea of how much you might be able to claim, you are going to need to speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number below. Once they know enough about your claim, they will be able to tell you how much you could be able to claim.

No Win No Fee Claims For Car Crashes In Cyprus

Legal Expert is able to act as your personal injury solicitor, under a No Win No Fee agreement. This makes our national claims service an entirely risk-free way for you to have your claim processed, from a financial standpoint. When you first ask us to take your claim on, we won’t charge you any fee. As we are working on your claim, trying to reach a settlement, we still won’t charge a fee. If we don’t manage to win any compensation for you, then there is no fee to pay at all. The only time that you do pay a fee, is when we have actually received a compensation payment for you. We will then take our pre-agreed free out of this money, and give you the remainder. Please speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number below; they will explain how our accident and injury claims service can help you in detail.

Why Trust Legal Expert To Conduct Your Claim For A Road Traffic Accident Abroad?

If you have been involved in a Cyprus car crash, you are going to need a good legal team to ensure that you have the best chance of winning your claim, and receiving the maximum level of compensation possible. Legal Expert is such a legal team. We have proven time and time again that we have the skill and expertise to win significant settlements, across the entire range of claims types.

We focus on getting you the most compensation that we can, with the highest probability of success. We use plain and simple English to keep you updated on what we have been doing for you, and to answer any questions you have about your claim.

You can contact the Legal Expert team on the number below, and they will go over your claim with you, inform you of your legal options, and then offer you a simple and effective way for you to have your claim processed.

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  • Famagusta
  • Kyrenia
  • Limassol
  • Larnaca
  • Nicosia
  • Paphos

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If you have been involved in a car accident in North Cyprus, or anywhere else in the country, Legal Expert can help you to get the compensation that you are eligible for. If you call us on 0800 073 8804, and speak to one of our team, they will explain how. They will take the details of your claim, and once they know enough about your circumstances, will offer you some completely free legal advice on what your next move should be. You really have nothing to lose by giving us a call, as if we don’t win you any compensation, we don’t charge you a thing!

Guides And Advice For Holidaymakers To Cyprus

British High Commission Nicosia

Alexander Pallis Street

1587

Tel: +357 96 390076

Web: www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-nicosia

Opening hours: 7:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

You can read our detailed guide to road traffic accident claims here:

A guide to road accident claims

For information on claiming for an accident that was the fault of a drunk driver, check this link:

How to claim for an accident due to a drunk driver

We have also published a more general guide to claiming for a holiday accident in Cyprus at this link:

A guide to Cyprus holiday accident claims

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