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Guideline to Foreigners In Guangzhou,Changsha After an Auto Accident

author:James Ling Released in:2016/8/25 10:01:10 Click quantity:

Foreigners in China often encounter car accidents. However, knowledge of the procedures automobile accidents is unavailable due to language barrier. An automobile accident in China brings with it a host of questions. Who is at fault? Who pays for damage to my car? Who will pay for my medical bills? Should I be compensated for pain and suffering? An experienced injury attorney who can speak English in china can be very helpful in negotiating chaotic and confusing world of insurance claims and settlements with involving relevant department and totally alienated culture and language.

Under normal circumstances, automobile accidents should be relatively simplified legal work which needs to go through the following procedures.


◆    To report to the traffic management department (that is the procedure to call police).  In addition to ordering summary procedure for minor car accident cases, most of cases of automobile accident processing rely on the traffic control department of the public security where the accident occurred. Parties including car owner and victim shall report to local traffic police department as soon as possible. If the parties have been caused serious injury or coma by car collision, people who passing through the scene have the obligation to report to traffic management department.

◆Police from Traffic management departments will rush to the scene to deal with the traffic accident. Under normal circumstances, in which summary procedure is applied in the treatment of minor traffic accident , only need to have one police to the scene to deal with, but majority cases which need to go through normal procedure at least for the two traffic police to handle. For serious automobile accident case which needs assistance of other departments, such as the medical care sector. When traffic police rushed to the scene, the foremost thing is to deal with chaotic situation, rescue of the injured person, quickly put forward investigation and inspection, make record, as soon as possible to restore the normal traffic order. Traffic police may distrain the vehicle involved in the accident for the examination and collection of evidence.

◆A written confirmation of the traffic accident made by Traffic management department;

 Traffic management department under the circumstances in which fully understand the situation of the accident, and combine with a variety of evidence collected, relevant conclusions of check and appraisal, objectively and impartially produces a traffic accident confirmation to distinguish and decide the parties who is responsible to main percentage at fault or minor percentage at fault involved in the accident liability.

◆Traffic Management Department may order administrative punishment upon parties involved. The traffic management department of the public security organ shall, in accordance with the relevant provisions, give the administrative punishment to person who is responsible for the accident a warning, fines, suspension, revocation driver's license or detention

◆With respect to the dispute that arises over the compensation for damages caused by a traffic accident, the parties may request the traffic management department to organize conciliation and mediation. Or bypass administrative mediation to directly bring a civil suit in our people’s court.



 Above information is  for reference only, if you need to solve specific problems (especially legal, medical and other fields), it is recommended that you consult the relevant professionals in detail.Hiring a personal injury attorney in Guangzhou, Changsha of south china cities to represent you after a car accident means you will have a professional working for you -- one who is not only knowledgeable about the relevant laws and procedural rules that may affect your case, but also locatable by using our Chinese style to negotiate with opposite and your car insurance company.


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