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Scooter Or Moped Accident Claim In Spain – How To Claim Compensation Guide – No Win No Fee

European Road Traffic Accident Solicitors For Scooter Or Moped Claims In Spain

If you sustained an injury and want to know if you can file a scooter or moped accident claim in Spain, a Legal Expert personal injury solicitor can walk you through the process to ensure you are awarded the level of compensation you rightly deserve for your pain and suffering.

Hiring a moped or scooter when in Spain is popular because it allows you to explore a region and get around. With so many people renting a bike when they are on holiday, the number of scooter accidents is on the rise. If you sustained an injury due to a moped accident in Spain and would like to know whether you would be entitled to file a personal injury claim, this guide offers essential information on how to go about it.

To find out more about Spanish moped laws and what you need to file a personal injury claim in Spain, please click on the Select a Section below.

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A Guide To Scooter Or Moped Accident Claims In Spain

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Scooter accident in Spain

Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations and more British people choose to spend time in a Spanish resort than anywhere else in the world. With so many holiday makers spending quality time in Spain, the number of road traffic accidents involving mopeds and scooters has risen over recent years.

Spanish roads are notoriously treacherous and with it being so difficult to see a moped or scooter until the last minute, riders and their passengers are at much greater risk of being injured in a collision with another vehicle. In short, the number of Spanish personal injury claims is also on the rise.

If you were involved in a scooter accident in Spain, you must report the incident to the authorities before contacting a personal injury lawyer who can offer legal advice on the best way to proceed. At Legal Expert, we have worked on many successful European road accident claims for clients in the past ensuring they receive top legal representation when they need it most, working on a No Win No Fee basis which takes all the financial worry of filing a personal injury claim in Spain off the table.

This guide provides essential information on Spanish moped law and what is needed to hire a bike in Spain. It also explains how to file a personal injury claim in Spain and what you can include in your claim all the while respecting a Spain personal injury claims time limit.

What Regulations And Permits Should You Follow For Using A Moped Or Scooter In Spain?

You can rent all sizes of scooters, mopeds and motorcycles in Spain and most people who rent them leave their driving licences as a means of security when they do. With this said there are specific regulations you must adhere to when riding a moped or scooter in Spain which are detailed below:

Mopeds with engine capacities under 50cc

  • 14-year olds can ride a 50cc moped but must pass an examination that encompasses the “rules of the road” and they must have parental consent. It is also obligatory to have current third-party insurance which is very difficult to obtain and it’s expensive. The reason being that a lot of claims have been filed over recent years thanks to the number of moped accidents in Spain that occurred. With this said, it is not necessary to have road tax or registration for mopeds in Spain
  • Mopeds cannot use motorways
  • Cycle paths must be used if they are provided

Engines with over 50cc capacity

  • 16-year olds are allowed to ride light motorcycles with an engine capacity up to 125cc but need an A1 licence to do so
  • 18-year olds are allowed to ride motorcycles that have an engine capacity that is above 125cc but need an A motorcycle licence to do so which is known as a licencia de conducción de ciclomotores and it is worth noting that both licences last for 10 years if you are aged under 45 whereas it is 5 years if you are aged between 45 and 70. Anyone over the age of 70 is obliged to renew a licence every 2 years

Moped insurance Spain

  • If you are thinking about buying a scooter in Spain it is worth noting that all motorbike users must have third-party insurance which costs about €350 a year. In short, Spanish scooter insurance is obligatory. The first technical inspection (inspección técnica de vehículos – ITV) must be carried out when a bike is 5 years old and then annually after this. A lot of people ask, “can I ride a motorcycle in Spain on a car licence” and the answer is that as a non-resident and providing you held your full licence for 3 years, you can ride a bike with an engine capacity of 125cc

Spanish Laws Clothing And Helmets Whilst Riding A Moped Or Scooter

All motorbike, scooter and moped users must wear ECE 22.05 approved helmets in Spain and this includes drivers and pillion passengers. Failure to wear a helmet would result in a fine of 100 euros. It is also worth noting that pillion passengers must be 12+ years old with the exception being when a parent or guardian is driving the moped or scooter in which case a child can be 7 years old but they must have written permission from a parent when riding pillion with a guardian driving.

Moped laws in Spain are very strict when it comes to wearing crash helmets and drivers are held responsible if a pillion passenger does not wear one. Helmets must be correctly fastened too and not worn loose.

If you break down and push your moped onto a hard shoulder, you can remove your helmet because under Spanish law, you are deemed a pedestrian. However, if you push your moped along the road if it breaks down, you must continue to wear your crash helmet because you would be deemed to be a bike rider.

Clothing

You should wear suitable clothing when riding a moped or scooter in Spain and you should wear gloves to protect your hands in the event of an accident. However, this is not mandatory, just good road sense. It is also a good idea to wear high visibility clothing.

Common Types Of Scooter Or Moped Accident Claims In Spain

Mopeds and scooters offer very little protection to people who ride them when they are involved in an accident. They are also quite small and it’s easy for other road users not to see them until the last minute. The most commonly reported scooter and moped injuries are detailed below:

  • Head injuries – slight to extremely severe
  • Broken bones – whether it’s arms, legs, wrists, ankles or other part of your body
  • Psychiatric damage when involved in a catastrophic road traffic incident

If you have been involved in a scooter accident in Spain, we can offer advice on the best way to proceed so you receive the level of compensation you deserve.

Can I Drive A Scooter In Spain With A Provisional Licence?

Many people ask us “can I drive a scooter in Spain with a provisional licence” and the answer is yes, you can providing the moped or scooter cannot go any faster than 45 kph. A lot of scooter and moped accidents in Spain happen because people lack experience.

A Legal Expert personal injury lawyer can walk you through the process of filing a scooter or moped accident claim in Spain, call us today to find out more.

Whiplash Injuries From Scooter Or Moped Accidents

If you were involved in a moped accident in Spain and suffered whiplash injuries as a result, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even the slightest damage to your neck could end up turning into something a lot more serious a little later in time. Whiplash is a serious injury and should never be taken too lightly more especially as it involves your neck and spine.

To speak to a Legal Expert personal injury lawyer and to find out how much you may receive for a whiplash injury, please call us today and look at our personal injury claims calculator below.

What Could My Scooter Or Moped Accident Claim In Spain Include?

If you are filing a scooter or moped accident claim in Spain and would like to know what could be included, the things that can be added are detailed below:

  • Damages
  • Financial loss
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of projected earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel expenses to receive treatment
  • Care claim

To find out how a Legal Expert personal injury lawyer can offer advice on how to file a personal injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis, please give us a call today.

Calculating Compensation For A Scooter Or Moped Accident Claim In Spain

We base the amounts awarded indicated in our personal injury claims calculator below on the Judicial College Guidelines and amounts awarded to people in successful claims in the past. With this said, every claim is unique which means the amount you may receive could be higher or lower than the amounts we provide in our table.

Type of injuryNotesAmounts awarded
Injuries to one footMild to very severe debilitating, life changing£12,050 - £96,150
Catastrophic injury 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
Injuries to neckMinor to very severeup to £2,150 to £130,060
Injuries to backMild 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 Scooter Or Moped Accident Claims In Spain

Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) allow us to work with you on a No Win No Fee basis and takes the worry of paying for costly legal representation off the table so you can concentrate on your recovery. You only pay when you are awarded compensation by a judge, bearing in mind that many personal injury claims are settled before they even get to court.

Once you are awarded the compensation you sought, we deduct our fees directly from this amount so you don’t have to worry about that side of things either. Should your claim be unsuccessful, you would not have to pay Legal Expert anything because you signed a CFA with us.

Why Make Your Claim With A European Road Traffic Accident Solicitor?

We cover a vast range of personal injury claims which includes scooter or moped accident claims in Spain. Our team of Legal Experts work hard to get you the level of compensation you rightly deserve and always respect a personal injury claims time limit.

Legal Expert is known for being a top class personal injury claims provider being recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as well as The Law Society and we work with you on a No Win No Fee basis which means you only pay an agreed fee if your claim is successful. There would be nothing to pay for our legal representation if your case is unsuccessful.

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