Car accidents abroad can be a challenge. How to make sure you take the right steps.
In some cases, the laws in other countries work differently than in Switzerland. Learn what to do when you drive abroad before your trip. As a general rule:
The legal review of the accident is carried out in accordance with the laws of the country where the accident occurred. In the event of a dispute, you must assert your claim locally. It is therefore advisable to take out motorists’ legal expenses cover.
Never sign a document written in a language you do not understand. This does not apply to the European Accident Statement. It is structured the same in all languages.
Do not admit any liability at the scene of the accident.
The European Accident Statement is a standardised form. Its content and structure are the same in all languages, making it a good translation aid. In the event of an accident, the statement will help you to collect all of the information that is relevant for insurance purposes. In addition to the accident details and the damages incurred, enter the personal details for all of the parties involved.
You can request the European Accident Statement from your insurance company or the police.
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