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Being prepared for something does not mean that it is likely to happen, but if you do know what to do you could minimise the damage. Read on to find out our tips if you are involved in a car accident in Spain.
Road traffic accident rates decrease every year, cars are being built much safer, roads are improving and speed limits are low and enforced. However if you are involved in an accident, here’s what you should do;
- Take a deep breath, keep calm and first examine for injuries among passengers and third party individuals involved within the accident. This is most important.
- If anyone is injured, ensure the police are called on 091 and advise them of the accident, location, people and injuries.
- Protect yourself, others and their vehicle from further damage, turn on your vehicle hazards, lights and use the reflective jackets and warning triangles that are compulsory in all cars in Spain and normally found in the boot or glove compartment.
- Use your phone camera to take as many pictures as you need to provide an accurate description of what happened.
- If your car is not driveable then phone your insurance company who will send a truck to pick it up and get you home.
- If no one is injured and you are blocking the traffic and your car is able, you can pull over to the side of the road or to the nearest safe place.
- This is the time to record a description of what happened making best use of pen, paper and smartphone with drawings, photographs, video, witness statements and contact information. The details you record should include the following:-
- The date, time and place of the accident
- How the accident occurred – pictures and drawing can be worth a thousand words
- The type of damage to your car and location of damage to the other cars or property involved
- The names, addresses, contact information and insurance policy numbers of all drivers involved, details of anyone injured and of other passengers.
- If it is clear who is responsable for the accident and you and the other drivers involved agree, you can sign the form known as parte amistosa (found in the glove comparment) in which you will draw a diagram of the accident, explain how the accident occurred, insert the details of the drivers as well as their insurance companies and state who is responsable for the accident. If blame for the accident is not clear, state responsibility for the accident not agreed.
When the emergency is dealt with, inform your insurance company as soon as possible and they will send you a claim form to repair the damage to the car.
At My Lawyer in Spain we are here to help you and if you or someone you know receives injuries, has an insurance claim or legal issue arising from an accident please contact Jesus Perez Morilla for help and advice.
My Lawyer in Spain are delighted to be taking part in the second Informative Talk with Mijas Foreigners Department. We will be covering the registration and exchange of EU driving licences in readiness for Brexit and Wills. If you would like to join us for this free event please register with email@example.com
We will also be available after the event to offer advice on all legal matters.
Much has been written recently about the floor clause (Clausula Suelo) in Mortgages. My Lawyer in Spain investigate what this is and how you can find out if you have one.
Calling all Spanish property owners! Non residents income tax returns due soon! Anyone who purchased a Spanish property in 2016 or before will be due to submit their annual non residents income tax return before 31.12.2017.
The General Election result in the UK saw the Conservatives lose their House of Commons majority but unexpectedly gain valuable parliamentary seats in Scotland which has brought the second independent referendum in Scotland to a thundering halt and inadvertently saved the United Kingdom from breaking up. The unexpected election result means that Theresa May has had to adopt a more collaborative and diplomatic approach to the Brexit negotiations and balance the interests of the Remainers and Brexiteers.