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Rhodes Car Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation – Free Legal Advice On Greek Law

Car accident claims Rhodes

Car accident claims Rhodes

On this page, you will find a guide to making a compensation claim following a car accident in Rhodes. You will find a wealth of information in the sections below, that will help you to manage the accident and its aftermath properly, and to prepare for making a compensation claim when you get home.

You may have some unanswered questions when you finish reading this guide, or you may need some extra information. Either way, give Legal Expert a call on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will go over your claim with you, get you the answers that you need, and provide you with any extra information you require.

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Our Guide To Car Accident Claims In Rhodes

Within this guide, we are going to provide you will all of the advice, tips and information that you need, to be able to educate yourself about the claims process. We will also cover how to deal with the situation at the scene of the accident, and also how as a UK citizen, you can get the medical care that you need overseas. We also cover the legal requirements regarding reporting an accident to the police, and also many of the things that you can do to help you prepare for making a claim when you return home.

You will also find some sections that give facts specific to the claim itself. This includes details of some of the common types of damages that your compensation settlement might include. As well as a detailed table that gives typical compensation amounts for a wide range of different types of injuries.

The final sections of this guide cover the Legal Expert accident and injury claims service. We offer this service nationally, to people all across the UK. It is a simple way to have your claim processed by a specialist team of solicitors. If you have any questions about our claims service, talk to one of our team on the number at the end of this guide. They will be happy to explain things in more detail, and help you in any way they can.

The Rhodes Personal Injury Claims Time Limit

Claim CircumstancesTime Limit
Personal injury (RTA) related2-years under strict liability.
Personal injury (RTA) related5-years maximum generally.

Useful Contacts For Emergency Services In Rhodes

Rhodes road traffic accident statistics

The graph above shows that the number of fatal road accidents in Europe has gone down over the years, but they do still happen. If you are involved in a car accident in Europe while travelling overseas, you need to be sure that you know how to contact the emergency services. In Rhodes, you can use the European standard number of 112. You can call 112 from any phone, even if your cell phone has a UK SIM card. Calling 112 will get you through to an operator that will be able to speak English. The operator will question you about the emergency, and then send out any emergency services that are needed. You do have the option of contacting the emergency services directly, on these numbers:

  • 171 – for the tourist police.
  • 100 – for a general emergency.
  • 166 – for an ambulance.
  • 199 – for the fire service.
  • 1033 – for the police.

There is some additional information about contacting the emergency services in Greece, at this link:

Information on the Greek emergency services

Hospitals And Medical Care For Visitors To Rhodes

To answer the question, I have suffered an injury abroad what to do? You should take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), to any state-run hospital or clinic in Greece. Greece has a reciprocal healthcare agreement with all countries that are a member of the EHIC scheme. As long as you have your EHIC on you, then you will receive treatment as if you were Greek.

You do need to understand though, that the medical care you will receive free or cut-price through your EHIC, is limited. You can’t get treatment for existing medical conditions, dental care, outpatient care, or other types of non-emergency treatment. If you do need treatment that isn’t covered by your EHIC, then it will need to be paid for. Either by you, or a valid health or travel insurance policy. You can find some excellent information published by the NHS, covering healthcare for UK citizens visiting Greece, at this link:

NHS information on receiving medical care in Greece as a UK citizen

What Should You Do If You Are Injured In A Car Accident In Rhodes?

Whenever you are involved in a road traffic accident, either at home in the UK or overseas, there are some steps you are going to need to take to deal with the accident in a sensible way. This could include:

  • Ensure that everyone is safe, and that any injured people are at no further risk of harm. Don’t move injured people unless you really have to, as you could exacerbate their injuries.
  • Call the police and let them know an accident has happened, they will then attend the scene of the accident if they feel the need.
  • Call the emergency services (on 112), and make sure medical help is on the way for the injured people.
  • If it is possible to do safely, clear any debris from the crash off of the road, and move the vehicles to the side.
  • Make sure that you have the correct documentation on you. This means driver’s licence, vehicle log book and insurance details.
  • Exchange details will all of the drivers involved in the accident, and try to reach a consensus on a) how the accident happened, and b) who was at fault.

Many of these steps are common sense. However, you may not be thinking straight right after the accident, so remembering these steps above will help you to deal with the situation on the ground.

What Should You Do If You Are Injured In An Accident Abroad

In the section above, we covered the things you need to do immediately after you have had a car accident with a foreign vehicle. In this section, we are going to list a number of additional steps you can take, that will help to prepare for making a compensation claim when you return to the UK. Steps such as:

  • If there are any witnesses to the accident, ask them to provide you with their contact details (name, postal address, telephone number and email address).
  • If it is safe to do so, use your smartphone to take pictures of the scene of the accident, as well as all of the vehicles involved, and any other photos you believe might be useful for your claim.
  • Ask the police to provide you with their incident number. If the police did not attend the scene of the accident, ensure that the accident has been reported.
  • Attend the hospital to have your injuries checked out. You should do this even if you think you don’t need any treatment. You should repeat this step when you get back to the UK by visiting your local hospital.

All of the steps above, are either gathering evidence that could be useful when it is time to make you claim, or ensuring that there is an official record of the incident. When you get back to the UK, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number at the end of this page. They will be able to help you to get your claim started right away.

Record And Report A Car Accident To Greek Authorities

If you are involved in a road accident abroad, jurisdiction is with the local police force. And although you are not always legally obligated to report every accident, we recommend that you do, simply to ensure that an official record of the accident exists. However, in certain circumstances, you must report the accident. Circumstances such as these:

  • There were people injured or killed in the accident.
  • One of the drivers seems to be intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
  • There is some argument over how the accident occurred, and who was the cause of it.
  • One of the drivers is unable to or refuses to provide their details.
  • Property that belongs to the Government has been damaged, such as traffic lights, street lamps or road signs.

You need to understand that in these circumstances, it is your legal responsibility to notify the police of the accident. If you don’t, then you could be prosecuted for the failure to do so.

Can I Claim Compensation For A Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash is an injury that every personal injury solicitor will process claims for frequently. This is because whiplash is the injury that forms the basis of more claims than any other. Over £2 billion in whiplash claims is paid out by UK insurance firms every year.

Whiplash is easily caused, hard to diagnose and tough to treat. The generalised nature of the injury has made it the go-to injury to make a fraudulent claim for. Due to this, all whiplash claims are now examined very closely. Legal Expert recommends that you undergo a medical examination, and the results of this examination can be submitted in support of your whiplash claim. If you speak to one of our team on the number at the end of this page, they will be able to arrange a free local medical examination for you. You may also like to check over the information at this link:

NHS information on neck related injuries

I Was Injured In A Car Accident Abroad, What Can I Claim For?

When you use a personal injury lawyer to process a holiday accident compensation for you, if they are successful, the overall settlement you receive would be made up of several types of damages. Which types of damages you receive, will depend on the specifics of your claim. However, each type of damages will come under one of the two main headings of general damages and special damages, for example:

  • General damages:
    • Pain and suffering (caused by the accident).
    • Mental trauma (shock of the accident).
    • Psychological damaged (long-term conditions caused by the accident).
    • Painful recovery (long and painful period of recuperation).
    • Lowered life quality (permanent disabilities).
  • Special damages:
    • Travel costs (for treatment or to deal with the claim).
    • Cost of care (home help or nursing).
    • Medical fees (private healthcare).
    • Loss of earnings (reduced or lost pay).
    • Loss of future income (reduced capacity to work).

These are some of the most common types of damages that compensation settlements comprise of. If you speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number below, they will be able to advise you on what kinds of damages you may be able to pursue in your own case.

How Much Can You Claim For A Car Accident In Rhodes?

There is no online accident abroad compensation calculator on this page. These kinds of tools can be very inaccurate, leading to claimants getting the wrong idea of how much they could be able to claim. Instead of an online personal injury claims calculator, we have provided the table below. This table is based on the actual judicial guidelines used by UK courts, to decide how much a claim is worth.

Injury TypeSeverityCompensationInformation
Back injuryMinor to severeUp to £141,172The type of injury is going to range up from lacerations, burns, cuts and bruising, though muscle sprains and never damage, to partial or complete paralysis of the back.
Neck injuryMinor to severeUp to £130,082The type of injury is going to range up from lacerations, burns, cuts and bruising, though muscle sprains and never damage, to partial or complete paralysis of the neck.
Toe injuryModerate to severeUp to £49,142The type of injury is going to range up from soft tissue damage (cuts, abrasions, cuts, etc.), through broken toes, nerve and muscle damage, to complete loss of one to all of the toes.
Ankle injuryMinor to severeUp to £61,142The type of injury is going to range up from tissue damage including cuts, burns and scrapes, through broken bones and sprains, to partial or complete paralysis of the ankle.
Foot injuryMinor to very severeUp to £96,142The type of injury is going to range up from damage to the tissue of the foot such as cuts and lacerations, through broken bones and damage to the nerves, to paralysis or complete amputation of the foot.
Leg injuryMinor to severeUp to £119,242The type of injury is going to range up from soft tissue damage including burns, bruises and cuts, through breaks of the bones of the leg, and muscle and nerve damage, through to either paralysis or amputation of the leg (above or below the knee)
Hand injuryMinor to seriousUp to £54,302The type of injury is going to range up from damage to the tissue of the hand such as cuts and lacerations, through broken bones and damage to the nerves, to paralysis or complete amputation of the hand.
Wrist injuryMinor to severeUp to £4,182The type of injury is going to range up from tissue damage including cuts, burns and scrapes, through broken bones and sprains, to partial or complete paralysis of the wrist.
Arm injuryModerate to severeUp to £114,832The type of injury is going to range up from soft tissue damage including burns, bruises and cuts, through breaks of the bones of the arm, and muscle and nerve damage, through to either paralysis or amputation of the arm (above or below the elbow)
Finger injuryMinor to severeUp to £21,942The type of injury is going to range up from soft tissue damage (cuts, abrasions, cuts, etc.), through broken fingers, nerve and muscle damage, to complete loss of one to all of the fingers.
Thumb injuryMinor to severeUp to £48,042The type of injury is going to range up from soft tissue damage (cuts, abrasions, cuts, etc.), through broken toes, nerve and muscle damage, to complete loss of one or both of the thumbs.

If you would like to receive a more accurate estimate of how much you may be able to claim in your own case, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number below. They will go over your claim with you, and once they know enough about your claim, they will tell you how much you could potentially receive in compensation.

No Win No Fee Car Accident Claims In The Greek Islands

Legal Expert provides our accident and injury claims service under a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that it is a financially risk-free way for you to have your claim processed. There is no charge at all when we first start on your claim. We don’t charge any ongoing fees while we are processing your claim for you. If we fail to win you a compensation settlement, we still won’t charge a fee. The only time we will charge a fee, is when we have received a compensation payment for you. When we do, we will take our fee out of the money we have received, and then we will give you the remainder.

Why Claim For Your Car Accident In Rhodes With Us?

Legal Expert will be able to help you make a claim for a road traffic accident abroad. We are a specialist legal firm that focuses on helping claimants to receive the maximum level of compensation possible. Our team is always available to keep you updated on the status of your claim, and we will always do everything we can to ensure a positive outcome. Call us on the number below to begin your claim today.

Top Destinations in Rhodes

  • Providence
  • Warwick
  • Cranston
  • Pawtucket
  • East Providence
  • Woonsocket
  • Coventry
  • Cumberland
  • North Providence
  • South Kingstown

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Have you been injured in a road traffic accident while overseas? Are you ready to begin making a personal injury claim for your injuries? If so, please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today. One of our team will go over your claim with you, let you know what your options are, and then offer you some free legal advice about what you should do next.

Guides For Holiday Accidents In Greece Or The Greek Islands

British Vice Consulate Rhodes

Grigoriou Lampraki 29

Rodos 851 00

Greece

Tel: +30 2241 022005

Web: www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-vice-consulate-rhodes

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

At the link below, you will find our general guide to making a claim for a holiday accident in Greece:

A guide to claiming for a holiday accident in Greece

We have also produced a holiday accident claims guide specific to Rhodes, at this link:

A guide to claiming for a holiday accident in Rhodes

You might also find our package holiday claims guide useful, you can find it here:

A guide to package holiday claims

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