We then look at previous cases that are similar to your own and judges’ guidelines to assess the value of your claim.
PIO always aims to recover the maximum amount of compensation.
Timescales for accidents abroad are typically longer than for accidents which happen in the UK. Once your case goes to court, the time it will take to settle varies. This could be 12 months, or it could be 24 or longer. No matter how long it takes, we’ll keep you updated and provide ongoing advice throughout the whole legal process.
Under 18 years
If the injured person is under 18 years of age they will usually have 3 years from the date of their 18th birthday to start court proceedings under the law of England and Wales.
There are some complex rules in which a court can allow a claim to proceed outside the time limit but this rarely happens.
Accidents at Sea
Under the Athens Convention the time limit for starting court proceedings expires in 2 years from the date of disembarkation.
Accidents in the Air
The time limit for pursuing a claim under the Montreal Convention expires within 2 years from the date of arrival at the destination (or ought to have arrived or from the date on which the aircarft stopped).
The time limits of the country where the accident happened may apply and different time limits apply to different countries. In some countries the time limit can be shorter and in others it can be longer.
It’s important to take legal advice on the time limit that applies to your case.
However, it’s important that you keep all of your losses to a minimum as not all losses are recoverable. To discuss the particulars of your case, contact us today on 0333 0064 099.