Many British motorcyclists head for the open roads of Belgium and the remainder of Europe. If you are unlucky enough to have an motorcycle accident in Belgium or any European Union state, then White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors can bring a case for you, here in the British Courts.
The basic rules are straightforward. The other driver or motorcyclist’s insurers (provided they are based in the European Union) can be sued in the British Courts. The foreign law of damages applies.
A number of our clients have been extraordinarily surprised with the speed with which settlements occur, once they have changed Solicitors, simply because we, as Court room lawyers, are familiar with this area of law, are happy to commence Court proceedings and invite the Judge in to decide how the case will be run, rather than wait at the insurers’ convenience.
Some insurers will deal with the case on the basis of British damages whilst other insurers will insist on dealing with them in local damages in Belgium, which is their right.
So if you had been injured in a motorcycle accident in Belgium, we will advise you how to secure compensation, and where necessary, issue British Court proceedings. However, do not leave it for long. Some countries have very short periods of limitation (Spain is the shortest at 12 months)
We regularly take over cases from other Solicitors. The most common mistake we see from other Solicitors is the apparent unwillingness or inability to start British Court proceedings once negotiations have either slowed down, or the insurers are beginning to become awkward.
Unless your Solicitors are fully familiar with the Second Treaty of Rome, and the law relating to accidents in Belgium, then you would be well advised to change them. The law is not particularly complicated.
- all our solicitors ride motorcycles
- qualified solicitors and barristers
- established specialists in motorcycle accident claims
- real trial experience at court
- take over claims from other solicitors
- the best service totally dedicated to bikers
- contact us on 0800 783 6191
European road accident statistics from 2010 show that in Belgium there were 124 recorded fatal Motorcycle and moped accidents which accounts for 14.8% of all fatal road accidents in Belgium.
Whilst much work has been done in reducing the number of fatal motorcycle accidents in Belgium it still shows that proportionally motorcycles and mopeds make up a small percentage of the vehicles used on the road in Belgium but account for a high amount of fatal road accidents.
Motorcycle Accidents in European Countries
The rules are simple. How they apply is not. For expert help call us on 0800 783 6191 anytime.