Compensation for accidents and personal injury abroad including Europe and America
SheridanLaw, based in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, has substantial experience in bringing claims for compensation on behalf of people who have been injured whilst traveling or working abroad - especially in Europe and America. Because of our American connection, we are particularly well placed to advise people who have been involved in an accident whilst in the United States of America in States such as Florida, New York and California.
Examples of the types of injuries that can give rise to a claim for compensation include
- Sub-standard medical care / medical negligence (known as medical malpractice in America)
- Accidents in hotels and at tourist sites.
- Road accidents.
- Illness through inadequate hygiene.
- Injury or illness aboard an aircraft or ship.
A track record of obtaining substantial damages for its clients
SheridanLaw has the experience and expertise to bring claims against airlines, travel operators, and cruise ships, as well as UK and foreign corporations and insurance companies located abroad. The firm, with its established expertise in personal injury accident claims, medical negligence claims and claims to sue the NHS, has a high success rate and an established track record for obtaining the maximum amount of damages for its clients' injuries, often without the need for a trial.
25 years experience and expertise, particularly in the USA
SheridanLaw, from its offices in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, has over the years forged links with many lawyers overseas so that, where necessary, they can assist with claims which have an international element and bring proceedings in other countries. SheridanLaw has particular expertise in handling claims that arise in the United States of America - two of its solicitors are qualified in America as well as in England.
Two examples of the more complex international matters we have handled are:
- Obtaining damages for eleven Greek families when members of their families were lost at sea in the sinking of the container ship, The Flag Theofano, in the English Channel. This presented many complex legal issues which involved Greek, Panamanian, English and French law.
- Negotiating damages for a client who was seriously injured in a oil rig accident when working in Peru. He was employed under an English contract by a Swiss company undertaking oil exploration for a Californian company and it was necessary to co-ordinate proceedings in California, Peru, England and Switzerland to protect his interests and negotiate a successful settlment.
Road Traffic Accidents in America - especially Florida, New York and California - bringing a 'non-win, no-fee' contingency fee claim for compensation
If you have been in a road traffic accident whilst on holiday in Florida, New York, California or elsewhere in America, you may be entitled to bring a personal injury accident compensation claim in America. Dealing with the American (or, more specifically, the Floridian, New York or Californian) legal system following a road traffic accident can be daunting, and there are significant benefits to engaging an English solicitor who is also qualified in America to act on your behalf rather than going directly to an American lawyer whilst you are still in America.
At SheridanLaw, our approach is to team up with an experienced American lawyer in the State (whether it be Florida, New York, California or another American State) where the accident and injury occurred so that our clients benefit from having expert legal representatives in both England and America.
In most cases you will not need to pay anything - either to us or to the American lawyers on the case - to bring a road traffic compensation claim in America. This is because personal injury compensation claims in America can be brought on a 'no-win, no-fee' contingency fee basis, which means that if you win your lawyer will take a proportion of the compensation award and if you lose your lawyer will not be paid anything. To learn more about our personal injury work please take a look at our frequently asked questions.
If you have been injured whilst abroad please contact us in our Kingston upon Thames, Surrey office for a free, confidential and no-obligation discussion of your options on 020 8541 1181 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org