By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 24th November 2021. Welcome to this guide to claiming after a car accident in Lanzarote.
If you have been involved in a Lanzarote car crash, Accident Claims UK could help you to get the compensation that you rightly deserve if the accident was not your fault and you have been injured as a consequence. We have helped many people to secure compensation after being involved in a car accident abroad. We can help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve for your case. However, before you give us a call at 0800 073 8801 to discuss your claim, make sure you continue reading to find out everything you need to know about these cases.
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- A Guide To Lanzarote Car Crash Claims
- Popular Lanzarote Resorts
- What You Should Do Before Driving In Lanzarote
- Why Having Insurance For Driving In Lanzarote Is Important
- What To Do After A Car Crash In Lanzarote
- How To Contact The Emergency Services In Lanzarote
- Accessing Healthcare In Lanzarote
- Reporting A Car Accident To The Policía Municipal In Lanzarote
- What Happens If I Have A Hire Car Accident?
- Whiplash Injuries In Lanzarote
- How Long Do I Have To Make A Lanzarote Car Crash Claim?
- Personal Injury Claim Calculator
- No Win No Fee Lanzarote Car Crash Compensation Claims
- How Our Holiday Accident Specialists Can Help You
- Contact A Holiday Accident Solicitor Today
- British Embassy Support And Holiday Guides
There is no denying that Lanzarote is a beautiful location. Brits have been going there for years and years, and the vast majority have an amazing time enjoying the lovely weather, spectacular views and excellent food. However, car accidents could happen while holidaying. If this has happened to you, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury claim if you are injured. This guide will reveal everything you need to know about making this type of accident abroad international personal injury claim. This includes information on the different types of car accidents, for example, a car crash abroad in a hire car or one that has resulted in whiplash. We will also give you information on how much compensation you may receive, how to make a claim, and the time limits that are in place.
There are lots of gorgeous resorts in Lanzarote, and it is important to recognise that we may be able to help you make a claim no matter where you had a car crash. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular resorts, though:
- Puerto del Carmen
- Costa Teguise
- Playa Blanca
When driving in Lanzarote, it is important to take care while driving in the towns. When you reach most towns and cities, the speed limit will drop to 50 km/h. Aside from this, make the most of the coastal roads and make sure you are aware of the speed limit leeway, which is 20 km/h when overtaking a slower vehicle on smaller roads. Also, make sure you have all of the following:
- Headlamp beam deflectors
- GB Sticker
- Warning triangles
- Reflective jackets
- National ID
- Proof of insurance
- Full and valid driver’s licence
Travel insurance options are varied, yet you may want to take out a travel insurance plan before you go overseas. No matter where you are travelling to, or whether it is for business or leisure, it is important to choose a policy with care.
Not only do you need to consider what is included in your travel cover, but also understanding what is excluded is just as important. Exclusions are a mandatory part of any insurance plan. All insurance companies need to give a full and frank overview of what is and is not included in your travel plan. If you are driving while abroad it may be a good idea to check if your insurance policy covers it. If driving is not covered within your health insurance policy you may want to look at alternatives that do protect you if you are considering driving while abroad.
Have you been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault while on holiday in Lanzarote? Perhaps a driver of another vehicle crashed their car into yours? Maybe you were cycling on your bicycle when a driver clipped the edge of your bike and sent you crashing to the ground? No matter what type of situation applies, if you have been involved in a road traffic accident in Lanzarote and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. In order to ensure this is the case, there are some important steps to take, which includes the following:
Get contact details – You should get the contact details of the person that caused the incident. This includes their name, address, telephone number, the details of their insurer, the make of their car, the model of their car and their vehicle registration number. If anyone witnessed the incident, try also to get his or her contact information, as this can help to strengthen your case.
Take photographs – It can often help to take photos of your injuries and the damage at the scene, i.e. damage to your vehicle or the road.
Call the police – You may need to inform the police of the incident. This is especially the case if the crash is causing a hazard to other drivers and / or the perpetrator has fled the scene.
See a doctor – Have your injuries looked at and documented.
Get a solicitor – Find a solicitor who can give you the best chance of getting the full amount of compensation you deserve. Here are some tips:
- Look for someone with a considerable amount of experience
- We advise that they have a history of successful road traffic accident claims
- Opt for someone that is happy to work on a no-win no-fee basis
- Read reviews that have been left by previous clients to establish whether they have a good reputation
Before going on holiday anywhere in the world enter the emergency contact numbers for the country into your mobile phone. One of the good things about travelling to Lanzarote is that you will be able to use the Euro emergency number. This number is 112, and you will be connected to someone who speaks English.
You will be able to use yourGlobal Health Insurance Card in Lanzarote. If you do not have an GHIC, you can apply for this free of charge via the UK Government website. What does your GHIC do? Well, this will give you access to low-cost healthcare and sometimes even free healthcare. Nevertheless, it is important to recognise that this will only be the case in some scenarios. Therefore, you may not be completely covered, which is why taking out insurance before you travel is important. A lot of people make the mistake of assuming that they do not need insurance because of their GHIC but this service is only available for emergency.
If you have been involved in a Lanzarote car crash, there are a number of different people and organisations you will need to report this too. Firstly, you need to make sure that you contact the police if the car scene is dangerous and/or criminal activity has been involved, you will obviously need to ring the police as a matter of emergency. Aside from this, you will need to get in touch with your insurance firm. Plus, if you have hired the car, you will need to contact the company you have rented it from as well.
The vast majority of people who need holiday claim solicitors for a car accident abroad have been using a hire vehicle at the time. If you have been involved in a hire car accident with a foreign vehicle, it is important to follow all of the steps that were presented in the earlier section. You also need to ring the rental firm and inform them of what happened at the earliest opportunity.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries when it comes to making a personal injury case for a car accident. Nonetheless, it is also one that is surrounded by a lot of confusion. Individuals are often unaware as to whether they are eligible for compensation, and if so how much they could be entitled to. Why? Well, because whiplash injuries and symptoms differ dramatically. There are those who make a full recovery in a mere matter of weeks, whereas other people, unfortunately, end up suffering lifelong effects.
Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the symptoms that can arise because of whiplash…
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Sleep disturbances
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble remembering
- Pain in the shoulder
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Pain in the arm / hand
- Numbness in the arm / hand
What is important to recognise is that you may be able to make a Lanzarote car accident claim no matter the severity of your injury so long as the road traffic accident was not your fault or you was a passenger.
Many individuals are surprised to learn that there are time limits on personal injury claims. Sadly some people discover this when they go to make a claim and are told that their case time limit has expired. The time limit on all personal injury cases in the UK is usually three years. However, with holidays abroad, this can be a little bit different. Please refer to the table below to find your personal injury claims time limit.
|The circumstances of your illness or injury||The time limit|
|Injury or illness that has happened on a holiday or trip that was booked privately||Approximately 1 year, yet this can vary|
|An injury or illness that happened on a flight that was booked privately, either flying to or from the following…- Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport, Madrid- Palma de Mallorca airport- Barcelona-El Prat airport, Barcelona||2 years from the accident may vary please call for more information.|
|Claims for an illness or injury, as well as circumstances that have occured in a hotel, whilst on an excursion or activity, that was booked through a package holiday operator in the UK||3 years|
Most people are aware of the fact that they will receive general damages to compensate them for their injury. This is calculated based on the suffering they are experiencing and the impact it is going to have on their everyday life. But a lot of people are shocked to discover that there is another type of compensation – special damages. This is compensation for any out of pocket expenses you have encountered because of the injury. Examples include medical expenses, travel costs, and loss of income.
When it comes to determining the payout you will get, you may be tempted to use a personal injury claims calculator online. Another good thing to do is take a look at the amounts that have been awarded for cases similar to yours in the past. The information in the table is data from the Judicial College Guidelines. If you cannot see the injury you have sustained, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
|Type of Injury||Amount Brackets||Information|
|Moderate Neck Injury||£6,920 to £33,750||Brackets start at soft tissue damage with remaining vulnerability, severe disc lesions to fractures and dislocations.|
|Minor Neck Injury||Up to £2,150 to £6,920||These brackets are concerned with the recovery period of minor soft tissue injuries.|
|Moderate Shoulder Injury||£6,920 to £33,750||Lower brackets apply to moderate soft tissue injuries where the period of recovery has been fairly protracted, possible surgery due to further trauma to fractures and dislocations for the upper limits.|
|Fractures of Jaws||£5,660 to £39,940||Simple fractures leading to complete recovery to permanent disability to the jaw to very serious multiple fractures.|
|Moderate Shoulder Injury||£6,920 to £11,200||Soft tissues injuries or frozen shoulder that lasts a couple of years or so.|
|Wrist Injuries||£3,090 to 52,490||Brackets include minor displaced fractures, soft tissue injuries,uncomplicated Colles' fracture, significant disability to loss of wrist function.|
|Moderate Pelvis Injury||Up to £3,460 to £34,340||Soft tissue injuries are allocated in the lower bracket, hip replacement or surgery to significant permanent disability.|
|Modest Foot Injuries||Up to £12,050||The less serious, minor or undisplaced fractures, sprains and ligamentous injuries.|
|Less Severe Psychiatric||£1,350 to £5,130||The level of general damages will reflect the length of disability.|
There are a lot of people that still employ traditional solicitors instead of No Win, No Fee solicitors and as a result, still have to pay fees even if their case is lost. Irrespective of whether you win or lose the case, a traditional solicitor is not really influenced by the possibility of a loss. The same cannot be said for a No Win, No Fee solicitor and therefore you can be sure that your case will receive the attention it deserves. If that was not enough, financial risk is diminished and you do not need any money to begin your claim.
If you have suffered an injury because of a car accident in Europe that was no fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Using a personal injury solicitor can help you to gain the maximum amount of compensation for your case. Keep on reading to discover why Accident Claims UK is a sensible choice…
- Free Advice – One of the best things about Accident Claims UK is the fact that our advice is free. All you need to do is call us and you will speak to one of our friendly and experienced advisors. They will talk you through your road traffic accident abroad claim and answer any queries you may have.
- No Win No Fee – If you choose to use Accident Claims UK we will match you to a No Win, No Fee personal injury lawyer. This is crucial, as it ensures you do not pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Moreover, you won’t need any money to begin your case either. This is the sensible option to go for, as risk is diminished and you know you will benefit from a wonderful service – as your lawyer will be impacted financially by your case if it wins, or if it doesn’t.
- Experience – We opened our doors many years ago and have helped thousands of personal injury victims ever since. This should put your mind at ease, as you know your claim is in safe hands. You aren’t taking a gamble with Accident Claims UK, as those solicitors we can provide you with will have handled cases similar to yours many, many times before.
- Great reputation – We are proud to boast an impeccable reputation. This is built on key qualities like honesty, integrity, reliability, dependability, and accountability. In fact, we encourage you to read our customer reviews.
- Convenient – Last but not least, we provide one of the most convenient services you will find in the industry. All you need to do to make a claim is ring the number that is mentioned in the next section.
If you are ready to make a claim for a Lanzarote car accident you were involved in, we are here to help you. All you need to do is give us a call on our helpline, which is open every hour of every day. The number you need is 0800 073 8801. Alternatively, you can enter your contact information and we will give you a ring back as quickly as we can.
We hope that this guide has helped you if you have been involved in a Lanzarote road traffic accident. Below, you will find contact information for the British Embassy. You will also find some useful links if you need further help.
Other holiday in Lanzarote claims – This guide is specific to car accidents, but we can help with other holiday claims in Lanzarote too. Our guide shows how.
Accidents abroad – General information on holiday accidents.
British Embassy Madrid
Paseo de la Castellana 259D
Tel: (+34) 91 714 6300
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm
British Consulate Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Calle Luis Morote, 6-3º,
35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Tel +34 928 26 25 08
The NHS on Accidents in Spain – Information from the National Health Service on accidents within Spain.
FAQS about claiming for a car accident in Lanzarote
Could you give me an example of a car accident in Lanzarote
In June 2021, three people were killed in a car accident in Lanzarote. Media reports revealed that a 61 year old man, suffered fatal injuries in the accident and died at the scene. A 22 year old was critically injured and suffered a heart attack upon the arrival of the emergency services. A third victim passed away in hospital whilst a fourth injured party was treated in a local hospital.
Could I claim for a loved one’s fatal car accident in Lanzarote?
Has someone you loved passed away at the scene of a fatal accident in Lanzarote? If the accident was not their fault, you are a relative or dependent of the loved one, you could be eligible to complain station. We understand only too well that to start going over the details of the accident that killed your loved one could be traumatic to you. If you were involved in the crash as well, you could be suffering with mental trauma too. Our aim is to take as much stress as is possible out of the claims process. We could not only help you to claim compensation for your bereavement, and for costs associated with the person’s accident and death. We could also help you claim for mental trauma you may have experienced in the same accident. Along with this, you could receive compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering. To find out more about claiming for a fatal car accident, please get in touch with our team.
Could I also claim for a child’s injuries in a car accident in Lanzarote?
If your child was injured in a car accident, as a passenger, or as a pedestrian who was knocked over, you could make a claim on their behalf. You would need to prove that someone else was at fault for your child’s accident and injuries. You could apply to be their ligation friend. This would mean that decisions could be made in your child’s best interests by you. This could include whether to accept a compensation settlement, or whether to go to court, for example. Normally, you would have up until your child becomes an adult to act as their litigation friend and make a claim on their behalf. However, if you chose not to do this, your child could still claim. However, they could only launch their own claim once they have reached adulthood. This is because the law does not deem those under the age of 18 to have the capacity to make decisions on their own claims. If you would like to claim for yourself, or a child, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
What evidence would I need for a car accident in Lanzarote claim?
The evidence you would need would largely depend on the nature and type of the accident and your injuries. You would need to provide evidence that the accident had happened, and that someone else was to blame for it. In addition to this you would need to prove that you had suffered injuries, and you would need to evidence their level of severity. This could involve a range of documentation from independent medical reports, to police reports and witness statements. If you intend on claiming for costs associated with your injuries, you would need to provide evidence of these in documentary form.