Accidents in the USA Compensation Claims

Should you suffer personal injury whilst in America, in most cases it will be necessary to bring an action for compensation in the State where the accident occurred.

Each State has its own laws and time limits applicable to claims for personal injury compensation.

Whilst claims in America are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis no legal costs can be recovered from the negligent party and as a consequence these will come directly from any compensation which you receive. This will usually be one-third of the compensation you have been awarded. This means that most personal injury lawyers in the USA will only accept claims where there has been serious injury and where a high level of compensation can be recovered. This means that whilst compensation payments in the USA are generally higher than in the UK, there are a significant proportion of personal injury compensation claims which will not be accepted.

It may still be possible to pursue a claim in the UK arising from an accident in America. In some limited circumstances it may be possible to pursue a claim in the UK under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

At Sintons our personal injury specialists can provide practical advice regarding a possible claim for compensation following an accident in the USA. Where appropriate we can source US Attorneys to provide advice and representation to enable you to pursue a personal injury compensation claim where possible. All costs incurred in providing such advice would be recovered from the US Attorneys so there would be no additional financial risk.

In addition all personal injury compensation claims pursued in the UK under the Package Tour Regulations are on the basis of a  No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.