Have you ever been involved in a Road Traffic Accident or Collision either as a driver or a passenger, that you believe to be someone else’s fault?, has it been in Spain?, Alicante, Costa Blanca, Murcia, Almería, Málaga, or Catalonia?.
If so then why not allow TLACORP to act on your behalf in recovering compensation. Our team of Spanish lawyers have successfully secured compensation for over 3,000 clients, and therefore We consider ourselves experts in this field.
Our staff is highly qualified and experienced and We will be ready to assist you at any time.
TLACORP can secure compensation for:
- Personal Injury
- Vehicle Damage
- Loss of earnings
- Damage to property
- Care and assistance from friends and family
Our initial advice is completely free and confidential
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We help providing legal advice an information. Our team of Spanish lawyers will investigate the possibility that you may already have insurance for your legal costs in pursuing a claim (many people have this cover through insurances they hold but they do not realize), or alternatively we can offer a variety of funding option that do not leave you at risk of having to pay legal costs even if your claim is not successful.
The accidents We specialise in include car accidents, accidents at home – work as well as in the street, restaurants, large warehouses…
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2.- Because WE ARE INDEPENDENT.– Usually, lawyers offered to assist you by insurance companies are not totally independent, and not always defend YOUR INTEREST.
3.- Because NOT ALWAYS the insurance company advices you in the proper way. It is quite common finding clients, victims of accidents, unattended, or with a realy poor legal and personal services from the companies.
And, because, WE WIN IF YOU WIN!
What to do in a Traffic Road accident?
When you detect a vehicle’s collision in the road.
You can be the first person at the vehicle collision scene, stop the vehicle and get off the road and the car away from the collision. The emergencies staff must be able to see clearly the accident and to stop next to it in order to have an easy access to the injured persons.
Try to see if you can check if anyone is injured or damaged. It is recommendable to look and search over the area to see if there are other victims who may have been thrown from one of the vehicle.
icon-arrow-right Try to call 1-1-2 (Spanish emergency number). Additionally, if another person stops to help instead of you, try to ask this person to call the emergency number 1-1-2 .
The one who contact with the 1-1-2 number must be ready to answer some questions, and to provide information from the collision, where is located the emergency, and how many people require assistance.
Don’t cut the call! You must let the emergency staff to cut first
icon-arrow-right Use your emergency warning triangles
Use the reflective safety T-Shirt
Try to help to the victims who are walking and talking, and, it is very important that you do not move an injured person in danger situations like burning, unconscious mind .. etc.
Try to move the vehicles involved in the traffic accident and turn off the engine.
Are you involved in an traffic accident? WHAT MUST A DRIVER INVOLVED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT DO.
In the case that you are involved in a traffic accident you MUST STOP. If you do not do it, then you can be convicted as “assistance omission” (hit and run) or failure to act as someone could need your assistance.
Try to have ready and update your personal identification documents (passport, NIE, driver license), the car’s registration card, the insurance policy receipt, etc.
1. Do you have an emergency kit?
Drivers should bring in their cars mobile phones, as well as pen and paper to take notes, a camera (or mobile with this function), to take photos of the scene, and complete medical information about allergies or other conditions that may require special attention.
Also, it is obligatory in all the E.U. countries to have accessible reflective safety T-Shirt inside your car as well as an emergency triangles to advert the accident . In Spain is compulsory to have 2 emergency triangles in the car.
2. Try to keep on safe
Those drivers who are involved in small collisions with minor injuries should move their cars out of the road (is adviced in the right side), and apart of the traffic. Cars stopped in the middle of the road can create additional accidents and injuries. Just in case that the car cannot be moved, occupants should keep inside the cars with seatbelts fastened until help arrives.
You must switch on the emergency lights of the car, and, if you have to leave the car, get the reflective safety T-Shirt and put the emergency triangles in the following position:
In normal roads (with no more than a line of traffic sense), you should put the first emergency triangles at least at 50 m. in the back of the car, and the other at least 50m forward.
3.- Accident’s reporting
Try to see if you can check if anyone is injured or damaged. It is recommendable to look and search over the area to see if there are other victims who may have been thrown from one of the vehicles.
Try to call 1-1-2 (Spanish emergency number). Additionally, if another person stops to help instead of you, try to ask this person to call the emergency number 1-1-2 .
The one who contact with the 1-1-2 number must be ready to answer some questions, and to provide accurately information from the collision. For example, where is located the emergency, and how many persons require assistance.
Don’t cut the call! You must let the emergency staff to cut first¡
Use your emergency triangles
Use your reflective safety T-Shirt
Try to help the victims who are walking and talking, and, it is very important that you do not move an injured safe in danger situations like burning, flames, etc.
Try to move the vehicles involved in the traffic accident out of the road scope, and turn off the engine.
4. Ask and provide information
In the accident, try to exchange the following information with the other involved parties and Police : name, address, phone contact number, insurance company, policy , your driver license and plate’s number for each of the cars involved in the accident.
5. Try to take notes and information about the accident.
To take notes and photos of the accident will help the courts and insurance companies to decide about the accident.
6. VERY IMPORTANT : Fill the Accident form Report = “Parte Amistoso de Accidentes”
In some areas, the agents and Police do not attend the accident if there are not injuries. So try to fill the accident report with the other party involved. This will be essential to demonstrate the responsibility to the Insurance companies, if the Police does not assist the accident.
Documents needed to fill the report:
- Personal identification: Passport, Identification Cards, and others, like NIE or Residence Card, together with the current address and telephone.
- Insurance Policy number. It must be shown in the report the number of the policy, as well as the Insurance Company of both parts.
- Identification of the Car, mainly the L-plates.
If the other part involved is not providing you any of these documents, then try to get as much as information as you can from him, like the plates number, model, and colour of the car, and if it is possible, take as much as photos as possible, and try to get contact details for other witness which have seen the accident. This information will be essential to prosecute the other part.
If the Police (Local Police or Guardia Civil) attends the accident, then they will make their report, and then you must only show the agent the documents mentioned above. This report is called “Police Report” in Spanish, “Atestado Policial”
7. Report your Insurance Company
You must inform as soon as possible your insurance company before a determinate time after the accident, usually 5 – 7 days. They will request you the accident report, made by either you or the police, or in the worst case, the information taken by you from the other part in the case that this part has not collaborated with the report.
Your insurance company then will study the case, and then they will inform you who has been the one responsible of the accident.
a) If you are the responsible, and your position is covered by your car’s insurance, then your company will pay the damages and personal injury.
b) If you are the responsible, and your position is not covered by your car’s insurance, then your company will not pay for the damages, and you will be directly responsible of the damages and personal injury.
c) If you are not the responsible, then, the other part must pay your damages, including personal injury.
8. How will you be compensated in case of damages or personal injury?
If you have suffered a traffic accident, and your damages were not only the material ones from the car, but also the personal injury, then, you should take legal actions in the Courts and Tribunal against the other part.
This is a very important decision, because, if you are personally injured, and you do not start legal proceedings, the insurance company will pay the necessary Health Care till you recover, but you will then be in the hands of the Insurance company, and the eventual compensations for damages can be reduced drastically.
The legal actions must be taken before 6 months after the accident, or 1 year for civil compensation. And, please, take care to start the legal actions on this period, or you will not be allowed to do it later!.
Our recommendation is when, in the moment in which you suffer an accident, you should contact an independent Spanish lawyer in order that they can provide you an independent advice on defense or your interest AND NOT THE ONES RECOMMENDED BY the INSURANCE COMPANIES.
….. AND, THE MOST IMPORTANT