Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Travel Buzz

What To Do in the Event of a Road Accident While on Holiday?

Travelers Today       By    Ernest Hamilton

Updated: Jun 07, 2021 04:21 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

What To Do in the Event of a Road Accident While on Holiday?

(Photo: What To Do in the Event of a Road Accident While on Holiday?)

Traveling is one of the most important hobbies for many people. On holiday by car, by bike or by plane. It is wonderful to travel at home or abroad. Unfortunately, a vacation can be brutally disrupted by an accident while traveling. This mainly concerns a traffic accident.

A road accident on holiday could be a car accident or you could, for example, be hit as a cyclist (Dutch: fietser aangereden). The question then is what to do. Who holds you liable and which damage items are eligible for compensation. The first question is then, where did the accident happen?

The location of the accident during travel is important

Did the car accident or bicycle accident happen in your home country? In that case, the law of your own country applies in principle. You will then be paid your personal injury compensation (Dutch: letselschade vergoeding) under the law of your home country.

The location of the accident is important because the laws in different countries are not the same. The way in which personal injury is calculated also differs per country. If the accident therefore happened while traveling abroad, it is difficult to find out which law now applies, but also which personal injury items are eligible for compensation.

In principle, the law of the country in which the traffic accident happened to you applies. This is stipulated in a number of treaties to which a large number of countries are members. Did the car accident or bicycle accident happen to another vehicle from your own country? In that case, it is not the law of the country where the accident happened to you that applies, but the law of your own country.

Advice in the event of a road accident abroad

If you have a road accident during your trip abroad and you end up in hospital, the costs are often not covered by your health insurance company. You can then end up with high costs. That is why it is advisable to always take out travel insurance. Make sure you look at the general terms and conditions of the travel insurance and in particular whether medical costs abroad are reimbursed after an accident.

Because the law is different in every country, it is wise to consult a personal injury lawyer in the country where you were involved in a traffic accident during your trip. If you have been hit by a car in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), it is therefore important to consult a personal injury lawyer in Rotterdam (Dutch: letselschade advocaat Rotterdam) and ask what steps you need to take to be able to recover your personal injury from the liable party.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

© 2022 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Planning for a trip takes some time, even if it's just you g

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

If you have never traveled before but are thinking of doing so then

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

So there are a few islands that can be found off the Sco

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

You need to know how to plan appropriately and

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

A campus visit's significance could not be overstated. After all, fo

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

Having a gallery wall brings plenty of benefits to your

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

There is something equally relaxing and invigorati

Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash

Things That Will Help Cost-Conscious Vacationers Save Money

There are several ways you can significan

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

How to Make Vet Visits Affordable in 2022

If the situation is minor, you might be lucky and get away

Photo by Tim Samuel from Pexels

Know Your Florida Driving Rules

There is so much to do in the region, but we want to focus on some of

Photo by Ging Ang from Pexels

Holidaying in your own Country: Try these Fun Trips!

Many countries are opening their borders, but if

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative from Pexels

The Best Tech Tools for Expats

Here’s a quick look at most versatile tech tools for expats on the m

Photo by Tobi from Pexels

How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

But a road trip doesn’t have to mean living on the

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia

Hair transplant Istanbul: Why is it so popular?

Hair Transplant Istanbul: Why is it so Popular?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul is affordable i

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

They are incredibly expensive, and they’re also in sh

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

International trade holds great importance in a

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

Riesling is Germany’s best-known wine, but the country makes other fi

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

There is nothing like the great outdoors –– nature

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

Who knew you could pack your entire life away into one litt

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is a magnificent place, and it would not be

travelers today

© 2022 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics