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    • AG47
    • By AG47 18th Apr 17, 12:39 PM
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    Accident solicitor for holiday abroad
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    Accident solicitor for holiday abroad 18th Apr 17 at 12:39 PM
    I have had an accident in a hotel abroad they admitted responsibility but offered a very low amount of compensation

    I have tried a few solicitor they all ask was it a British company and when I say no I booked directly with the hotel they won't take it on

    Where can I go for help please?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
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    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 18th Apr 17, 12:49 PM
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    Which country? Some countries do not do "compensation".
    • AG47
    • By AG47 18th Apr 17, 1:05 PM
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    Which country? Some countries do not do "compensation".
    Originally posted by comeandgo
    Japan and they already admitted liability and offered compensation but not much considering the serious nature of the incident
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 18th Apr 17, 1:24 PM
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    You don't have much luck do you AG?

    You're going to need a solicitor specialising in Japanese law. You'll find them in big corporate firms - expect to pay several hundred pounds an hour - and, surprisingly enough, in Japan.

    What harm did they cause, are you left with ongoing difficulties as a result?
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 18th Apr 17, 2:01 PM
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    Your insurance company probably has a panel of lawyers around the world, and would probably be willing to tell you who they use for cases in Japan and/or governed by Japanese law. And of course the British embassy there will have a list of English-speaking local lawyers: probably the Japan desk at the Foreign Office could get you a copy of that list. Either way, be prepared to pay top dollar.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 18th Apr 17, 2:23 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 2:23 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 2:23 PM
    Double check who owns the hotel. It may not be a Japanese company.

    How bad are your injuries? Any permanent long lasting damage that will affect your ongoing daily life?
    Last edited by richardw; 18-04-2017 at 2:30 PM.
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    • springdreams
    • By springdreams 18th Apr 17, 3:28 PM
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    The reason a UK lawyer won't help you is because they do not have rights of representation before the Japanese law society or the Japanese courts. So they can't help you. You need to appoint a Japanese lawyer. Others have already provided suggestions for finding a suitable Japanese lawyer.
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