Mykonos Car Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Personal Injury Compensation For A Car Accident In Mykonos Greece?
If you have been injured in a car accident in Mykonos, the specialist personal injury lawyers at Legal Expert can help you. We have helped people to secure compensation settlements for people from across the country injured in accidents abroad.
Holidaymakers will often hire a car whilst they are on holiday, or drive their own car to Europe. When driving abroad, the driving conditions can vary significantly, and British drivers can find conditions more than a little unfamiliar at times. Challenging road signs and different rules can be confusing and can result in accidents.
If you have been injured in an accident on the road outside of the UK, and if it was not your fault, you could be able to make a compensation claim. Whether you were the driver or a passenger, we could help you. Read the guide below and contact our team when ready.
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- A Guide On How To Claim For Injuries Caused By A Car Crash In Mykonos
- Useful And Emergency Numbers For Visitors To Mykonos
- Emergency Healthcare Services Including Hospitals, Doctors, And Pharmacies
- What Do I Need To Do If Injured In A Car Accident In Mykonos?
- What Are My Rights And Obligations After An Accident On Holiday?
- How Do I Report My Car Accident In Mykonos?
- Can I Claim Compensation For Whiplash?
- What Can Your Overseas Car Accident Claim Include?
- Car Accident In Mykonos – Injury Claim Calculator
- No Win No Fee Mykonos Car Accident Claims
- How Our Team Can Help If You Are Injured In A Car Accident On Holiday
- Contact Us
- Help For British Nationals Injured In Greece And Holiday Accident Claim Guide
In this guide, we will explain what you can claim for in the event of a car accident abroad, how to claim compensation, and how much compensation your claim could amount to.
If you are ready to start a compensation claim, you can call our friendly and helpful team today to be advised of how to start your claim. You can also contact us via the other channels listed on this page to get your claim started.
There are many different ways in which you can be injured whilst on holiday, however, a car or other road traffic accident is one of the most common ways in which people are injured on holiday.
Personal Injury Claims Time Limits In Greece?
These are guidelines as to how long you have to claim for your accident or injury in Greece.
|Nature of claim||Time Limits (UK or Greek Code on Civil Procedure)|
|Injuries where a UK based package holiday company is responsible.||3 year limit may very|
|For an accident or injury which happened on a privately booked holiday.||5 year limit may very|
|Road traffic accidents in Greece.||5 year limit unless strict liability provisions apply, then 2 year limit. may very|
Time limits may vary.
In the event of a car accident or other vehicle crash in Mykonos, you may need to access the emergency services. You can do so by using the pan-European number, 112.
Emergency assistance on the island can be contacted via:
Police: +3022890 22 716
Tourist police: +3022890 22 482
Emergency room Mykonos Town: +3022890 22274
Emergency room Ano Mera: +3022890 71395
Medical Center: +3022890 23998
You can also find contact details for the British Embassy in Athens at the bottom of this page.
Before travelling to Greece, or any other destination outside of the UK it is advisable to get adequate travel and health insurance for your trip. If travelling to an EU country you can (at the time of writing) also apply for a EHIC Card, entitling you to use medical services in the same way as a resident or citizens of that country.
In Greece you can find a good standard of healthcare whether accessing a hospital, doctors surgery, or when visiting a pharmacy. If you are involved in a car accident, you should visit the closest hospital emergency room. If you have only minor injuries, a doctor may suffice.
Outpatient services at Greek hospitals are generally run in the mornings and you can often get an appointment on the same day as calling. If you have to visit a doctor outside of the main public health service, you will need to pay a fee. These are variable and your hotel may be able to recommend the best one in your area.
If you have to pay for any medical treatment, make sure you keep all your receipts to submit as part of your claim.
If you have been involved and injured in a car accident in Mykonos, you need to follow a few simple steps. First and foremost, you need to make sure that you and anyone else gets any medical treatment necessary, and that the accident is reported to the police. You should request a copy of the police incident report. If whilst reporting the accident you do not fully understand what is being explained to you, request an interpreter.
We advise that you follow the general steps for what to do in the event of an accident, set out below. One of the most important steps is to make sure that you do not apologise, do or say anything which gives the impression that you were responsible, or accept any liability for the accident. This is important as you do not want to be wrongly labeled as the party which caused the accident.
The Greek Police or your insurance company may issue a European Accident Statement. This is a standardised form used across the EU and it is available in multiple languages. The (EAS) statement will help all parties to agree what the cause and results of the accident were.
Make sure that you do not sign anything, including the EAS unless and until you fully understand what you are signing. Make sure that you retain a copy of this.
If you have been involved in a accident in Mykonos, the rest of Greece, or abroad in general, you should complete these steps. These are similar steps no matter the type of accident suffered.
- Take down details of the other people who were involved in the accident, especially the details of anyone responsible for the accident suffered.
- Take photos of the accident scene itself. Photograph any of the cars or vehicles involved, make sure to highlight the damage caused.
- Information about witnesses to the accident.
- Police incident report numbers.
Once you start your claim, you can pass all of these details over to your personal injury solicitor. They will handle all of the legal work. When you call us over the phone, our team will take all of the relevant details pertaining to your case. They will then assess this and start working on your case.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident abroad, you will need to make sure that you have reported your car accident to the appropriate authorities, in the correct ways, and have filled in any required forms.
If you have been injured in a car accident in any part of Greece, there are some quick and simple steps which you need to take. As well as complying with Greek law, they will also help you to make your compensation claim.
- All car accidents in Greece involving a foreign vehicle or driver must be reported to the police. The police will also need to attend the accident.
- For your own records, write down details of the other vehicle and driver, including their name and how to contact them, the make and model of the car, and the vehicles insurance and registration information.
- Find out who their insurance policy is with and when the policy is valid from and till.
At the scene of the accident you may be asked to fill in a European Accident Report, this is a normal process and you should fill in the form. You can find out more information at the Greek Motor Insurance Bureau website.
Varying in severity from the mild to the debilitating, and often a very painful condition, whiplash is one of the most common ways people are injured in a car crash here in the UK, or in a road traffic accident abroad.
It has been estimated that a lot of people who do suffer this type of injury do not make a personal injury claim. This is often thought to be because of the stigma which surrounds making a claim for this type of injury. Many people with a genuine case do not even approach a personal injury lawyer, feeling guilty about making such a claim.
Whiplash is a term which is commonly used to describe injuries to the soft tissue of the neck, the necks bone structure, or both of these parts. It can be painful and in some cases it can worsen over time. It might restrict how you go about your daily life, or prevent you from participating in certain activities.
Whilst there are multiple symptoms, the most common are:
- Pain and difficulty in moving the neck through the normal range of motion.
- Pain localised or running through the upper, middle, and lower back.
- Pain moving and walking.
- Headaches and problems with your vision. May also be accompanied by nausea.
- Inflammation or swelling around the affected area.
- An overall feeling of fatigue.
- Problems getting to sleep or staying asleep.
- Affects to your mental health, such a PTSD, flash backs, and anxiety around travel.
Our team feel that people should never be put under pressure not to make a claim when they have a genuine case. If you did experience whiplash and have had it diagnosed by a doctor whilst abroad or here in the UK, you should find out if you can make a holiday accident compensation claim.
When you engage a personal injury solicitor to work on your claim, they will assess what happened to you, and how wide the impact of your injury has been on your life. In part, this is because they will want as much information for their accident abroad compensation calculator.
When looking at what you may get as a final settlement, they will look at how much you can claim in general damages and how much in special damages you can claim. In the next section, we look in our table at how much general damages (those for the injury itself) may be. Firstly, what are special damages?
Special damages are an additional form of compensation. If you have heard or read about a person receiving a very high settlement for an injury, this may often be because of the addition of special damages, and what these have taken into account.
Common types of special damages which are claimed for are;
- Loss of income. This may be in terms of earnings or other benefits.
- Personal property compensation. This may be for damage to your property, or its loss. For example, this might include damage to your car.
- Healthcare costs. This is a broad category which might include care at a hospital in Greece, or it might include private medical treatment in the UK. It may even be to cover the cost of your prescriptions over the long-term if related to the injury.
- Ongoing costs of care. You might require care or help through your life, the costs of which can add up very quickly.
- Further expenses. There may be other costs which have come about because of your injury which do not fall into the categories above. As long as the expense was related to the injury or accident, you might be able to claim for it.
If your injury was very serious, or if you are claiming for the death of a relative, how much you can claim may be much higher. For some victims, who may never be able to work again and need to be compensated for all future loss of earnings.
Next, we look at how much you could claim for the injury itself.
Whether you have been injured in a car accident with a foreign vehicle in the UK, or whilst you were on holiday in Greece, the amount of compensation which you could claim will vary substantially depending on your injury and personal circumstances.
You may have seen personal injury claims calculators advertised online. However, without knowing the details of your case, these can not be fully accurate.
Whilst our team includes experts in accidents abroad, they will not be able to say how much your claim is worth until they have assessed your claim. However, doing so will be one of their first steps, so that they can provide you with an estimate.
How much you can claim for your road traffic accident abroad will depend on your injury. These amounts are set by the Judicial College. Each injury and seriousness is accompanied by a band which the compensation can fall into. Our team will endeavour to secure you the maximum compensation for your claim.
Our accident abroad compensation calculator provides you with examples of some common types of claims for compensation, and the upper and lower amounts people can be awarded for them.
|Death||£12,500 - £300,000||Fatal accident or injury compensation for a death.|
|Mental anguish||Compensation up to £3,550||Psychological effects such as trauma and suffering. Caused by the fear of death.|
|Punitive damages||£1,000 - £275,000||Claims for punitive damages may go higher than this.|
|More general pain & suffering||£1,000 - £200,000||Pain and suffering which the claimant has suffered because of the injury itself.|
|Loss of (future) benefits||£5,000 - £500,000||Can include claims for benefits which have already been lost, or those predicted to be lost.|
|Loss of (future) earnings||£10,000 - £400,000||Can include claims for benefits which have already been lost, or those predicted to be lost.|
|Loss of protection, care, and companionship for a family member.||£2,000 - £100,000||This is awarded to a remaining family member(s) for care, companionship, and protection lost. Claimant may be a dependant such as a child.|
|Minor neck injury||up to £6,000||Soft tissue injuries including whiplash, or injuries similar to this.|
|Moderate neck injury||£6,000 - £19,000||Injuries affecting the soft tissues, minor bone fractures, and injury which exacerbated an existing injury.|
|Severe neck injury||£34,575 - £112,750||May lead to severe disabilities from the neck down, or in the worst cases forms of paralysis.|
The figures included in this personal injury claims calculator help to show that the more serious your overall injury was, the more you could be awarded. For a more complete assessment, discuss your claim with our team.
Did you know that by making a claim for a car accident abroad in Europe with a no win no fee agreement, that you could recover the compensation that you may be owed, without having to pay a solicitor to start your claim?
At Legal Expert we are able to help with even the most complex holiday accident compensation claims, and can very often do so under a no win no fee agreement. These claims are made under a Conditional Fee Agreement which will include the percentage you will be expected to pay the solicitor if they win your claim.
The agreement will also protect you in the event that we can not win your claim, meaning that whatever happens, there will never be any financial risk to you in making a claim.
Remember; with no win no fee there is nothing to pay upfront, and we will not ask you for any money whilst the claim is being processed. Our costs are deducted from the settlement at an agreed rate. This means that it is always in our best interest to win your case, and get you the best possible settlement for your claim. Your personal injury solicitor will only get paid if and when you do.
Legal Expert is on hand seven days a week to provide legal help and assistance to the victims of car accidents in Europe and the UK. Through our guide we have shown you;
- What to do after being injured in a road traffic accident abroad.
- The process of making a compensation claim, and how we can help.
- Examples of how much you may be able to claim in compensation.
- How no win no fee services work.
If you still have any questions, please get in contact with our holiday accident experts.
Popular Resorts And Towns On Mykonos
These are some of the most popular towns or resorts in Mykonos. Presented in no particular order.
- Chora / Mykonos Town
- Ano Mera
- Agios Stefanos
- Kalo Livadi
- Platis Gialos
If you have been injured or become ill whilst visiting or staying at any of these locations, or others on the Island, please call our team.
We can help you to make a personal injury claim for a car accident in Mykonos as long as you can show that another party was responsible, and that the accident happened in the time limit set out above.
To start your personal injury claim with a member of our team, just pick up the phone and dial 0800 073 8804. You can also send us an email to Office@legalexpert.co.uk, or use the ‘Support’ form to the right.
In the event of a serious accident or injury whilst abroad, the British Embassy or Vice Consulate may be able to provide assistance, such as (if there are no other options) helping you to return to the UK. Relatives of someone injured abroad can also contact the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK for advice and assistance.
Below contact details for those services, we have also include details of ABTA and AITO to report an issue with a holiday service provider, as well as further guides to holidays in Greece.
British Embassy Athens
1, Ploutarchou str
106 75 Athens
Tel: +30 210 7272 600
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
King Charles Street,
Tel: 020 7008 1500
ABTA – The Association Of British Travel Agents
30 Park Street
Tel: 020 3117 0599
AITO – The Association Of Independent Tour Operators
18 Bridle Lane,
Tel: 020 8744 9280
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Edited by Melissa.