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Lanzarote Injury Claim Time Limit Guide – Limitation Period For A Personal Injury Claim In Lanzarote? – How Long Do I Have To Claim Compensation?

Nothing can ruin a holiday quite like suffering an injury or an illness. If an accident happens while on holiday it may ruin the time left you have on your vacation. Here at Legal Expert we could assist in offering holiday accident advice to anyone who has suffered an injury or illness while on holiday in Lanzarote.

Personal injury time limits Lanzarote

Personal injury time limits Lanzarote

We have many years of experience in helping victims of personal injury get the compensation they deserve for the accident suffered. If you would like to make a personal injury claim for an injury or illness that has happened while in Lanzarote or you have any specific questions about what has happened to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at 0800 073 8804. But before you do so continue reading to find out everything you may need to know if you are thinking of making a personal injury claim for an accident that happened in Lanzarote.

We will specifically focus on the time limits for personal injury claims in Lanzarote. A lot of people do not realise that there are time limits for personal injury claims for accidents that could happen in Lanzarote. Some may even consider that UK time limits are international and each country share the same personal injury claims time limits.The personal injury claims time limit depends on the circumstances of your case, and the country you are in.

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A Guide To Time Limits For Personal Injury Claims In Lanzarote

Lanzarote has long been a popular destination for British holidaymakers. There are many reasons why this is the case. Not only is it a place that has lots of things to do and see, but it has a wealth of attractive luxury hotels, picturesque sandy beaches, amazing nature attractions, and volcanic landscapes. Tourism in Lanzarote first began to pick up momentum in the early 1980s when package holidays were introduced. Despite it being a small island and only having a population of 148,000, more than 3 million people visit Lanzarote every year.

If you have visited Lanzarote and you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, this guide will shed light on all of the information that you may need to know in order to make a successful claim, especially the time limits for personal injury claims in Lanzarote. This includes details about the time limits that will be applicable to your case depending on what has happened to you. We will also shed further light on statute of limitations in Spain and how it differs from personal injury claims law in the United Kingdom. Aside from this, you will find plenty of information on how compensation is calculated, how to make personal injury claims and how we could help you to do so. If you still have any queries by the time you get to the end of the guide, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.

Time Limits For Personal Injury Claims In Lanzarote

As mentioned already, there are time limits for personal injury claims in Lanzarote. The limitation period for a personal injury claim in Spain depends on the circumstances of your case. If you are injured due to an aspect of your package holiday that was booked in the UK by a UK tour operator then it is likely you will pursue your claim under UK law. Below, in the table, you will be able to see the time limits for injuries or illness that happen due to negligence in Lanzarote. If you are unsure as to which time limit may apply to you please call Legal Expert and they will be able to assist you with this.

CircumstancesTime limit
Illness or injury that has happened during a flight that was privately booked.2 years may vary
Illness or injury during a private trip.1 year may vary
Illness or injury on a flight, excursion, or at your hotel, as part of a package holiday booked in the UK by a UK tour operator. 3 years

What Is An Accident On Holiday In Lanzarote?

There are  different types of accidents and injuries that could happen while you are on holiday in Lanzarote, or in any other destination for that matter. In order to make a successful personal injury claim, you will likely need to prove that somebody else has acted in a negligent manner or that they have made a mistake and this is why you have ended up being injured. The defendant will have had to owe you a duty of care. What if you are partially to blame for the accident on holiday in Lanzarote that happened? It is still worth giving us a call because you may be entitled to compensation although the amount could be lower to reflect your involvement. It always depends on the circumstances of your case because every case is different and is handled as such.

We have helped people to launch holiday accident claims for many different reasons. After all, there are different ways that you could suffer an injury while you are abroad. Some examples of accidents that could happen could include; food poisoning, accidents that happen while partaking in watersports, hotel accidents, slips, trips, and falls. You may have also been injured while you were on a coach or bus transfer, or you may have been involved in a road traffic accident. This really only scratches the surface of the different accidents that could happen while you are abroad. If you are unsure whether the accident you were involved in which caused your injury makes you eligible for compensation please call Legal Expert who could tell you straight away if you have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation.

Why Can A Personal Injury Claim Be Made For An Accident In Lanzarote?

When you have been injured on holiday, it is important to understand how personal injury law works in the country that you have been injured in. As per Spanish law, there is a legal obligation for you to be compensated for any damage that has been caused because of a negligent act or omission so long as you claim within the time limits for personal injury claims in Lanzarote. When it comes to personal injuries that happen in Spain, compensation is determined by the R.D.L 8/2004 law. The amount of compensation that you are awarded is dependent on a number of different circumstances.

Here are some steps to take if making a claim for a Lanzarote holiday accident…

  • See a doctor – Some people make the error of failing to take a trip to the hospital. This could happen when they have only suffered a very mild case of an injury, like minor whiplash. The trouble with whiplash is that the injuries often take a few hours or even days to surface, and thus you may feel fine immediately after the accident, which makes you think that you’ve come away from the accident unscratched. However, you may find yourself feeling a lot worse a few days down the line. Therefore, not only is it a good idea to make sure you see a doctor for your health, but it likely to be helpful if you decide to make a claim as the medical report will show the severity of the injury.
  • Keep proof of out of pocket costs – Have you had to pay for some belongings to be repaired or replaced because of the accident? Maybe you are missing out on income while you recover due to your inability to work? Maybe you have had to fund treatment costs and prescription expenses? If you have incurred any costs because of the incident you have been involved in, you could be able to claim for them, but you are likely to need proof to do so.
  • Take photographs – Finally, it is not a bad idea to take photographs of the scene and any damages if applicable. You could also strengthen your case by taking photos of your injuries as well.

Liability Under Spanish Law

Recently, a new system has been approved under Act 35/2015 to reform the Motor Vehicles Public Liability and Insurance Act of 29 October 2004 (Legislative Royal Decree 8/2004). This act was brought into place to ensure that the system for compensation in Spain was consistent with European directives.The new improvements have been made to put the victim of personal injury back to the place they were before the incident took place. In order for an individual to pursue a claim for damages they must prove that the third party is liable for their suffering and damages.

How Compensation Is Calculated In Spanish Law?

As the above section indicates, there have been amendments to laws to ensure that the compensation in Spain fall in line with the rest of Europe. The Baremo system is used when calculating compensation amounts under Spanish law it is divided in to 3 sections; basic personal damages, specific personal damages and material damages (includes loss of earnings).

Will I Make My Claim Under British Or Spanish Law?

Whether your claim will come under Spanish law or British law may largely depend on how you booked your holiday. If you booked your holiday using a UK tour operator and booked it as part of a package holiday deal your package holiday claims may be made under UK law. Whereas other claims may be under the Spanish system if you trip was booked privately. It all depends on the circumstances of your accident and the manner in which your holiday was booked. Please call Legal Expert if you are unsure whether your accident on holiday will be pursued under British or Spanish law.

Accident Personal Injury Claim Calculator

When making a personal injury claim, one thing that everyone wants to know is how much compensation they are going to receive for their injuries. Unfortunately, it is impossible to give you a 100% accurate figure without knowing the ins and outs of your case. This is why the advisable thing to do is to give us a call. We haven’t used a personal injury claims calculator on this page though, although we have provided an alternative. We have provided amounts set for injury’s using the UK Judicial Court Guidelines. We have put this information together in the table below. If you cannot find the injury that you have sustained, please do not hesitate to call for more information.

Type Of Injury Compensation AmountInjury Information
Moderate Neck Injury£6,920 to £33,750 Brackets will start with moderate soft tissue injuries, possibly accelerate a pre-existing condition, wrenching-type injury and disc lesion of the more severe, serious limitation of movement and persistent reoccurring pain to fractures and dislocation of the neck, vulnerability to further trauma and limitation of activities.
Moderate Back Injury£10,970 to £34,000Brackets start from disturbance of ligaments and muscles giving rise to backache, soft tissue injuries to compression/crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae where there is a substantial risk of osteoarthritis. The amount will depend largely on the severity of the original injury, the degree of pain experienced, the extent of any treatment required in the past or in the future.
Less Severe Arm Injury£16,830 to £34,340Significant disability but a substantial degree of recovery will occur.
Very Minor Wrist Injury£3,090 to £4,160Displaced fractures or soft tissue injuries. Recovery estimated 1 year.
Minor Pelvis Injury Up to £3,460Soft tissue injuries. Full recovery will be made.
Moderate to Very Serious Leg Injury£34,370 to £74,150Brackets will begin with multiple fractures and severe crushing injuries, imperfect union of fractures muscle wasting, serious compound or comminuted fractures, ligament damage resulting instability to permanent disability, severe multiple fractures which may take years to heal.
Moderate Knee Injuries Up to £12.050 to £22,960Twisting, bruising of the knee, dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which results in minor instability. The position in the brackets will take note of the seriousness and prolonged pain caused to the knee joint.
Modest InjuryUp to £12,050 Sprains, ligament damage and undisplaced fractures.
Minor Injuries£1,200 to £2,150Complete recovery within 3 months.
Food Poisoning £800 to £8,360Cramping, stomach pain, diarrhoea, alteration of bowel function and fatigue. Possible hospitalisation.
Trivial ScarringUp to £3,090Minor scarring.

What Could My Lanzarote Holiday Accident Claim Compensate Me For?

When making a personal injury claim using UK law, there are a number of different damages that you could potentially be able to claim for. Firstly, you will potentially be able to claim general damages, which is the amount of money that you could receive to cover you for the injuries that you have suffered. This should take into account all injuries, including both physical and psychological. You could then receive special damages, which is the amount that you could be potentially awarded to compensate you for any costs that you have had to fund because of what happened to you. For example, this could be anything from loss of income to replacing damaged belongings and medical expenses.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims For An Accident On Holiday In Lanzarote

When making a claim for compensation, choosing a personal injury lawyer with care is of huge importance. One of the reasons why so many people choose our service is because we promise that we will always provide a no win no fee approach. You may have heard of this term before, yet you may be uncertain of what it implies. A no win no fee approach is one whereby you only pay for successful claims and you do not pay anything for your solicitors service if compensation is not secured for you. We provide this service because we know that some claimants worry about the financial implications of making a personal injury claim. It would not be unreasonable to fear that you could spend a lot of your money on hiring a personal injury lawyer and then the claim be unsuccessful. You will only pay our solicitors if they managed to secure compensation for you. This also potentially leads to a better service because you are aware that the solicitor that is working on your case is accountable for the service that they provide. If you would like more information regarding the no win no fee approach please do not hesitate to get in touch and we would be more than willing to shed further light on this.

How Could Our Expert Holiday Accident Solicitors Help You?

Have you been injured as the result of an accident that was not your fault in Lanzarote? Perhaps you were involved in a road traffic accident? Maybe you were injured in a public place? No matter what your situation may be, call Legal Expert to see if you are eligible to pursue a clam for damages.

We are a well-respected firm. We were established many years ago. Since then we have been successfully helping personal injury victims to get compensation. We have an exceptional reputation in the industry.

What we feel makes our service great is that all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. This means that you don’t need any money to begin your personal injury claim. It also reduces financial risk substantially, as you pay in relation to the outcome of your case. If you were to use the services of a personal injury solicitor that charges by the hour, there is always the risk that you are going to end up spending an abundance of cash only for your case to be unsuccessful. That won’t happen when using Legal Expert. You can be sure we will only take on your claim if we genuinely believe there is a high chance of it being a success.

If you simply want advice we offer all potential clients free legal advice. You will speak to one of our friendly and experienced advisors, who will be more than willing to answer any questions you may have. They will give you a realistic assessment of your case. If they believe your case will be likely to get you compensation they will then match you to the right Legal Expert solicitor for your case specifically. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today.

How To Contact Us

If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, all you need to do is give us a call on 0800 073 8804. This is our legal helpline, which is open 24/7. Alternatively, you can enter your contact information and we will call you back at the earliest opportunity. You can also use our live chat feature if you have any queries about time limits for personal injury claims in Lanzarote.

Resources For Victims Of An Accident On Holiday In Lanzarote

Lanzarote Specific Personal Injury Claims – A guide to claims in Lanzarote

Car Accidents Claims Guide in Lanzarote – Further information about claiming for a car accident.

Edited By Melissa.

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