If you suffered a personal injury in Thailand, or have a loved one who has suffered a personal injury or death in Thailand, it is very important to retain competent and reliable legal assistance as soon as possible. Our caring staff is comprised of senior attorneys with decades of experience in winning court judgments in Thailand.
The Thailand court system has both similarities and differences with the court system in your home country. The most important thing to realize is that the statute of limitations (prescription period) or time limit for filing is often shorter in Thailand than it may be in your home country. In many cases, but not all, personal injury cases must be filed within one year from the date of a personal injury. This means that fast action is required or there is a risk that you may lose your claim based on the passage of time.
Secondly, as with almost all countries, it is very important that all evidence, including witness testimonies, documents, and physical evidence be acquired and organized as soon as possible. With the passage of time, evidence and witness testimony becomes more difficult to obtain. Therefore it is important to hire a legal team that performs its own investigation and is willing to assist with gathering any evidence as a main priority.
In many Western countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and other common law jurisdictions, damages for various intangibles such as loss of consortium, pain and suffering, disfigurement and emotional distress, can often reach astronomical levels. In Thailand awards for intangible damages for a personal injury case may be more restrained. Nevertheless you are entitled to the right to compensation for your damages and sometimes more based on pain and suffering, loss of consortium and other intangibles.