If you or a member of your family have been injured in an accident in the USA that was caused by someone else’s negligence, even if they were only partly to blame, call our No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.
The USA remains a popular destination for British holidaymakers. We have a team of dedicated solicitors who specialise in securing compensation and rehabilitation support for people injured in accidents whilst working, travelling or on holiday in the USA. We offer an initial consultation to help you understand if you can claim compensation. We’ll also explain clearly what is involved in making a USA holiday accident claim and what evidence will be required.
USA holiday accident claims - common causes and injuries
Just like in the UK, there are many potential causes of accidents and injuries in the USA. Some arise due to unfamiliarity with road markings or signs, or misunderstandings due to different systems being used. However, others are caused entirely or in part by someone else’s negligence, and these are the cases in which you could be eligible for compensation.
Common causes of accidents in the USA include:
- Road traffic accidents - Whether travelling for work or leisure, if someone else’s negligence (for example failing to properly maintain a road or driving carelessly) causes you to be injured in a road traffic accident, you could make a claim.
- Holiday accidents - A slip on an uneven surface next to a pool, a case of food poisoning at a hotel or an accident on a theme park rollercoaster are all examples of holiday accidents where you could have a claim for compensation if you sustain an injury or illness.
- Accidents at work - If you work for a US company and your employer fails to take reasonable measures to ensure your health and safety, leading to an accident, then you could have a claim for compensation.
If you’re not sure whether you have a claim or you’re confused about the differences between UK and USA personal injury law, we can help.
Please contact the Slater and Gordon personal injury team for advice from experts who know this area of the law inside out. Call us freephone on 0800 916 9046 or use our online contact form to start your claim.
How to make a No Win, No Fee USA holiday accident claim
Many accidents result from the negligence of another person. However, most holidaymakers tend not to seek compensation as they’re unfamiliar with the US legal system. Ultimately, their top priority following injury is to return home and recover.
However, with the help of a USA holiday accident claim specialist from Slater and Gordon, you may be able to claim compensation with the minimum of hassle and stress.
To discuss or start your claim, it’s important that you contact Slater and Gordon Lawyers as soon as possible after the incident. Give our team a call on freephone 0800 916 9046 or use our online contact form to make an enquiry.
The amount of compensation you may receive
Compensation in the USA can far exceed compensation figures paid in the UK. This is because, in addition to compensation for the injury itself and financial losses as a result of the accident, a claimant may also be awarded punitive damages to punish the defendant.
British citizens who are unaware of their legal right to bring a holiday compensation claim in America, could be missing out on compensation to help facilitate their recovery and to provide rehabilitation support.
Choosing the right type of lawyer
If injured in the USA, you may have a choice as to where to pursue your claim. For example, you may be able to pursue your case in the courts of England and Wales, or you may need to act in the USA to recover the compensation you’re entitled to.
Whether you have to claim in the USA or you can begin proceedings in the UK, a dedicated Slater and Gordon personal injury solicitor will clearly explain the whole process to you after hearing the specifics of your case. We also have extensive knowledge of the different laws that apply in different states. Your solicitor will be by your side throughout, working hard to secure your compensation and to make the process as easy and as stress-free as possible.
To discuss your case and for expert advice you can rely on, please don’t hesitate to call our USA holiday accident claim specialists or contact us online and we’ll get right back to you.
Choose Slater and Gordon Lawyers for specialist help
Slater and Gordon’s team of legal experts are specialists in personal injury claims, particularly involving serious injury. We can help people injured in accidents across the USA. We’ve highly skilled solicitors who are able to deal with all types of personal injury accident claims and in the recent past, we have assisted victims who’ve sustained injury in various parts of the country, including Florida, Washington and NYC.
Our overseas personal injury solicitors have strong links with highly reputable USA attorneys whom we’ll contact on your behalf if a claim needs to be brought within the US legal system.
Using our USA attorneys, we’ll act on your behalf as an intermediary in order to ensure that all aspects of your American accident case are dealt with without any significant disruption to your life in the UK. This means you can focus on recovery and recuperation, and get on with your life while we handle the details of your claim. We’ll keep you updated with how your claim is progressing, bringing it to a satisfactory conclusion as quickly as possible.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers are one of the largest personal injury law firms in the UK. Many of our solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).