Majorca Car Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Personal Injury After A Car Crash In Majorca

We go on holiday to relax and enjoy ourselves. If a holiday maker was to be involved in a vehicle accident they may injure themselves. If you have been injured on holiday in a car accident in Mallorca (also known as Majorca), then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries if the accident was the fault of a third party. Drivers have a legal duty of care towards their passengers and other road users, so if negligent driving on the part of someone else caused you to become injured whilst driving in Mallorca, you could be entitled to make a Mallorca car accident claim.

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Majorca car accident

Trust our experts when it comes to claiming compensation for car accidents abroad to handle your personal injury claim for a car accident in Majorca. We specialise in helping clients claim compensation for holiday accidents overseas. If you have been injured because of a car accident that was not your fault in Mallorca, we could provide you with an excellent holiday accident solicitor, to help you claim compensation for your injuries. Our specialists are experienced at handling claims overseas, in fact, many of them have up to 3 decades of experience within the personal injury sector.

Whether you were injured in a Majorca rental car accident , Palma de Majorca road traffic accident, car accident in Majorca or a Majorca bike crash, call AccidentClaims.co.uk on 0800 073 8801 today. We offer all of our potential clients a free personal injury claims consultation. If after speaking to you, we think that you are owed compensation for your Majorca car accident we will provide you with an excellent holiday accident solicitor who will start working on your case right away. Call today to start your compensation claim, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Before we begin, a brief note on the text. The Spanish island of Majorca has two spellings, Majorca and Mallorca. Neither one is incorrect. We will use both spellings interchangeably in this guide.

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A Guide To Car Accident Claims In Mallorca/Majorca

Majorca is one of Spain’s Balearic islands. It’s known for its history, beaches and warm climate. It is also only a short flight away from Britain, making it a popular destination with British holidaymakers. Spain is a safe country to visit.  However as with any holiday destination  holidaymakers could become injured because of road traffic accidents. Sadly, Spain’s rate of road traffic accidents is 30% higher than that of Great Britain’s. If you were injured driving in Mallorca or travelling in the passenger seat, because of a Mallorca car accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.

In this guide to making a Mallorca car accident claim, we will advise you how to begin your claim for a road traffic accident abroad. We will look at examples of types of car accidents in Mallorca and injuries that could result from these accidents. We will also advise you on what to do before driving in Majorca and what to do after a car accident in Mallorca, in order to help you make a personal injury claim. We have also included advice for driving safely in Majorca, and how to find the right personal injury lawyer to handle your claim.

Top Resorts, Towns And Beaches In Mallorca

Top Beaches

  • Calla Agulla
  • Calla Ratjada
  • Portals Vells
  • Puerto Portals
  • Formentor
  • Illetas
  • Son Serra De Marina
  • Calla Llamp
  • Port Andraxt
  • Cala Estellencs

Top Resorts And Towns

  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Port de Pollenca
  • Santa Ponsa
  • Calla d’Or
  • Port d’Alcudia
  • Magaluf
  • Alcudia
  • Palma Nova
  • Port de Soller
  • Calla Milor

How To Drive Safely In Mallorca

If you are going to be driving in Mallorca, you will need to prepare the following. According to the law in Spain, drivers need to have the following documentation in their vehicle before they drive.

  • Carnet de Conducir – your driving licence
  • Permiso de Circulación – your car registration documents, such as a rental or hire car agreement.
  • Documents relating to your insurance policy
  • A copy of the European Accident Statement. In Spain, this is called the Declaración Amistosa de Accidente de Automóvil

In case of an accident, the following is also required for all passengers:

  • Reflective jacket for all passengers
  • Two warning triangles

It also helps to know local laws and customs. For example, a law was recently issued banning radar detectors which tell motorists when speed cameras are coming up. Whilst the United Kingdom remains in the European Union (EU), UK holidaymakers will be able to use their driver’s license in Spain, whilst on holiday.

Why You Need To Have The Right Insurance Before Driving In Majorca

Most UK motor insurance companies will include 90 days of cover when driving in the EU. Always double check before driving never just assume. This may change after Brexit. Please check if you are covered before travelling. It is a legal requirement in Spain to have motor insurance before driving. We recommend that you take out fully comprehensive motoring insurance. Fully comprehensive motoring insurance will cover the cost of any damages you may need to pay out if you damage another vehicle in an accident, and will also cover the cost any repairs your vehicle may need. You should also take out fully comprehensive medical insurance, which will pay for any medical treatment you may need if you are injured in Spain.

Steps To Take After A Majorca Car Accident

We will now look at what to do if in a car accident in Mallorca.

If you are involved in a car accident in Mallorca, or elsewhere, the most important thing is to stay safe. Ensure that you and the other passengers are unharmed. Also, although it is a frightening situation, try to stay calm to stop the situation escalating. If you are able to, pull up to the side of the road or hard shoulder, allowing other cars to pass you. Spanish law requires you to place a red triangle 50m in front and 50m behind your vehicle in the event of an accident but only do so if it is safe to, if the traffic is too close then it is not safe. Finally, if anyone is injured, report your accident to the emergency services.

Now we will look at what to do after a car accident, in order to support any injury claim. First of all, when you speak to the driver of the other vehicle, it is very important that you don’t say something like “I’m sorry” or “that was my fault,” as that could be taken as an admission of fault. An investigation by the police or your insurance company may determine who was at fault. Similarly, If you are given any paper work to sign do not sign anything until you have legal advice. This is very important because if the document states that you accept responsibility for the incident, or that you caused the car accident you could lose your right to claim compensation for any injuries.

What to do after a car accident in Mallorca:

  • Take down the contact details of the driver of the other vehicle. If they are not the owner of the vehicle take down the contact details of the vehicle’s owner.
  • Make a note of any important details about the other vehicle involved in the accident. These should include: colour, make and registration.
  • To provide visual evidence, photograph the damage to your car and your injuries.
  • Take down the contact details of anyone who witnessed your accident.
  • Keep the invoices or receipts of any purchases you made such as the cost of taking a taxi to the hospital. You may be able to claim back your expenses as special damages, but your receipt may also be used as evidence in your case.

In Spain, you are legally obliged to report any car accident to the Police, within 24 hours. The police will create an official report, which will be used as evidence in your case. Take down the name and ID number of the police officer that you report the accident too.

Contact The Emergency Services In Majorca

If someone is seriously injured following any type of accident on the island, you can contact the emergency services via these numbers.

  • Emergency services such as the fire, police or ambulance services – 112.
  • Distress at sea and maritime rescue (called the Salvamento marítimo) – 900-202 202.

When you need non-emergency help, there are other services which you can contact:

  • 091 – Policia Nacional
  • 092 – Local police
  • 062 – Guardia Civil
  • 061 – Ambulance, emergency service
  • +34 971-202 222 – Red Cross, Ambulance
  • 085 – Fire Department on the island
  • 080 – Fire department Palma

Of course, these are numbers for emergency situations. If you experience an injury which is not serious, you can seek help at a local doctor’s surgery instead.

Medical Treatment And Healthcare For Visitors

At the time of writing, the UK is still a part of the EU. Whilst the UK remains in the European Union, UK holidaymakers can still use their EHIC card when travelling in an EU country. This enables holidaymakers to use the same state healthcare service as citizens and permanent residents of the country. However, not all countries have a state healthcare system that is as comprehensive as the NHS. AccidentClaims.co.uk highly recommends that you take out fully comprehensive health insurance before travelling. Not only will this cover the cost of any medical treatment you may need if you are injured or taken ill on holiday, it will also cover the cost of services such as repatriation, should you be seriously injured and need to return to your home country for extensive treatment.

Reporting A Car Accident In Majorca

As we have already mentioned, if you have been involved in a Balearic islands car accident or car accident anywhere in Spain, you have to report a car accident within 24 hours. You can do so in person at a police station. We recommend that you record the name and ID number of the police officer that you speak to.

What information may you have to share when you report your car accident in Majorca?

  • Details of your car insurance.
  • Contact information for the driver of the other vehicle.
  • If you are a foreign national, you may also have to share your passport number.

Who else should you report your Mallorca car accident to? You should report your car accident to your insurance provider as soon as possible. You should also report your car accident to your tour operator if you were injured on a package holiday.

What You Need To Know If You Had A Hire Car Accident In Mallorca

In Spain, you are legally required to carry your car registration document in your car, if you own it. If you are a holidaymaker in Spain, chances are you will be driving a hire car. In which case, you are legally obliged to carry a car rental document (Permiso de Circulación) in your car.

If you had a hire car accident in Mallorca, it is important that you report your accident to your rental car company, as soon as possible. You can make a Mallorca hire car accident, the same as you can make a claim for a car accident that took place in your own car. If you have suffered a hire car accident in Mallorca that wasn’t your fault, in which you were injured call AccidentClaims.co.uk to see if you are entitled to make a compensation claim. If you are entitled to make a Mallorca hire car accident claim, we will provide you with the right lawyer to handle your case right away.

Can I Claim Compensation For Whiplash Abroad?

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury which affects the neck, back and shoulders. It occurs when a trauma causes the head to extend out of its full range of motion, overstretching the neck, as well as upper back and shoulders in some cases. As a result, the person suffers from stiffness and a reduced range of motion in the affected area for a period of time. In extreme cases, whiplash could cause the person to become permanently disabled. Unfortunately, car accidents are a common cause of whiplash, especially when a car crashes into the rear end of another car.

If you have suffered whiplash because of a Majorca car accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call AccidentClaims.co.uk today and we can provide you with the right personal injury solicitor to handle your whiplash claim. Your solicitor will be based in Great Britain but will be experienced at handling compensation claims overseas. Call today to see if you are entitled to claim.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Majorca Car Accident Claim

If you were injured in a Majorca car accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. There is a time limit to claiming compensation for your car accident. Here are the personal injury claims time limits, that apply for claiming compensation for accidents on holiday in Spain.

Accident typeTime limit
Accident on a package holiday booked through a UK tour operator in the UK. 3 years Mary vary
Injury or illness on a trip booked privately. 1 year may vary

Personal Injury Claims Calculator, Mallorca Car Accident Claims

You can use our personal injury claims calculator to estimate how much compensation you could be entitled to for your Mallorca road accident claim. Alternatively, for a quote that is personalised to you, call AccidentClaims.co.uk today, to speak to one of our well-informed advisors.

Type of Injury Amount Brackets Information
Moderate Neck Injury £6,920 to £33,750Brackets start at soft tissue damage with remaining vulnerability, severe disc lesions to fractures and dislocations.
Minor Neck Injury Up to £2,150 to £6,920These 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 £39,940Simple fractures leading to complete recovery to permanent disability to the jaw to very serious multiple fractures.
Moderate Shoulder Injury £6,920 to £11,200Soft tissues injuries or frozen shoulder that lasts a couple of years or so.
Wrist Injuries £3,090 to 52,490Brackets include minor displaced fractures, soft tissue injuries,uncomplicated Colles' fracture, significant disability to loss of wrist function.
Moderate Pelvis InjuryUp to £3,460 to £34,340Soft tissue injuries are allocated in the lower bracket, hip replacement or surgery to significant permanent disability.
Modest Foot Injuries Up to £12,050The less serious, minor or undisplaced fractures, sprains and ligamentous injuries.
Less Severe Psychiatric £1,350 to £5,130The level of general damages will reflect the length of disability.

No Win No Fee Claims For A Majorca Car Accident

At AccidentClaims.co.uk, we allow all of our compensation claimants to make a no win no fee claim. This means that you will only have to pay your solicitors fee, if you win. Of course, we will not take on a Mallorca car accident claim that we do not think we can win, but for many of our clients, it makes the process of making a claim, less stressful. Call us now to enquire about no win no fee agreements.

Why Claim Compensation With AccidentClaims.co.uk?

If you are worried about claiming with a Balearic Islands Solicitor, we could provide you with a lawyer based in the UK, who can handle your road traffic accident abroad claim, in Majorca. Whether you were injured in a Majorca bike crash, Palma de Majorca road traffic accident, driving to Majorca or any other type of Mallorca road accident we could help. Call us today, and if you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer, who will start working on your claim right away.

Useful Links

British Consulate Palma de Mallorca
Carrer Convent dels Caputxins, 4
Edificio Orisba B 4ºD
07002 Palma de Mallorca
Spain
Website: www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-consulate-palma-de-mallorca
Telephone number in Spain: +34 933666200
UK telephone number: 020 7008 1500 (call if you are concerned about a British National in Spain)

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A Guide To How Much Compensation You Can Claim For A Slip, Trip And Fall Injury – our guide to slip and fall injury claims.

Edited By Mel.