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LIZANO SOLICITOR / ATTORNEY in FRANCE : personal injury compensation claim

Every year, our law firm, based in Nantes Western France, is instructed by English-speaking holidaymakers, expatriates or by our network of English and American law firms to handle personal injuries compensation claims after an accident in France or overseas territories. 

We are especially instructed when issuing proceedings is not possible in the UK or in the USA and when French courts are the only territorialy competent jurisdictions. That is also the case when the limitation period has not expired because, under French laws, you can file a lawsuit within 10 years after the end of your recovery.  

Even if you are not French, it is important to know that French laws protect foreign citizens in the event of a personal injury accident. Therefore you can be entitled to get fair and full compensation when a third party is found liable. 

Our law firm provides help and assistance to get fair and full compensation.

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Maître David Lizano
Solicitor at the Bar of Nantes

After studying at the University of South Britanny and at the University of Law of Nantes, David LIZANO joined the School of Lawyers of Western France before taking the oath at the Court of Appeal of Rennes on December the 5th 2014.

He then practiced for several years as an associate in a lawfirm in Nantes. Then in 2018, he decided to found his own firm dedicated exclusively to the defense of victims of personal injury accidents.

At the same time, David LIZANO graduated in 2020 from the University of Medicine of Nantes and Angers with a Degree in « Legal compensation for personal injury. »

His work on professional damage to young victims are published in July 2022 in a national scientific journal Médecine et Droit.

In September 2022, David Lizano graduated, with the
1st prize, from the University of Law of Paris with a Degree in « Medical Accident Litigation. » 

David LIZANO is a Personal Injury teacher at the University of Le Mans.

Our lawfirm is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyer (APIL).

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Personal injury

Have you sustained serious injuries in France after an accident caused by a third person ? 

Road traffic

Were you involved in a road traffic accident in France as a pedestrian, a biker, a car driver or a passenger ? 

Medical neglect

Have you sustained serious  injuries after a breach of duty by a health practitioner in France ? Were you  infected during your stay in a clinic ?  Have you suffered side effects after a treatment ?


Have you been the victim of an assault in France ? Have you filed a complaint to the police ?

Our lawfirm

At Lizano Avocat, we travel the world like everyone else and we are aware that it is quite a difficult experience to be injured in a country whose language or law is unknown, especially France.

Our law firm is experienced in handling serious personal injury claims (brain injuries, amputation, broken bones or deadly accidents).


If our experience can be useful to you, we will be honored to advise you.



Based in Nantes, Western France, we operate throughout France and in overseas territories.

These personal injuries may have been caused:

  • by car or road traffic accidents (as a driver, cyclist or pedestrian),

  • by negligence during hospital or medical treatments,

  • by sport or holiday accidents: paragliding, yachting, skiing, parachute, etc.

  • by an accident in a private or public place,

  • by an accident at work.

We can help you in a wide range of injuries such as :


  • amputation, broken bones, deadly accidents,

  • burns and scarring injuries,

  • chronic pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome,

  • psychological injuries such as PTSD and depression,

  • brain injuries,

  • spinal and back injuries,

  • nerve damage.

Our personal injury law firm aims to make the claims process as simple and as stress-free for you as possible, as well as ensuring you receive support, early rehabilitation and the correct damages and maximum compensation for your trauma.

If you have suffered a serious injury, your life may have changed a lot. You may not be able to move, to walk, to work again and you may be worried about your financial situation.


  • How we can help you


We can advise you on the best trial strategy, should the case go to trial, and launch negotiations with the other side to reach the best agreement with the third party. We know the tactics that insurance company tend to use in order to lessen damages. We use our legal knowledge and our skills to get the best results for you according to French Laws.

For serious injuries, a medical expertise is often useful and even mandatory sometimes: we can find the best doctors to help you. In any case, the lawyer always accompany you in all medical expertise so that your are never alone to defend your case.

We can help guide you and your family through this process. Our lawfirm provide support and guidance in what can be very challenging circumstances.

  • The claim process

  1. Carry out a free initial consultation. We will ask you about what has happened, the injury and assess the best way to help you.

  2. Contact the insurers of the party who was at fault for your accident to seek their agreement to fund early rehabilitation and also seek an admission of liability.

  3. Seek an early interim payment to help relieve any financial pressure and to fund medical and rehabilitation treatment as well as expenses whilst we finalise your claim.

  4. If they do not accept responsibility, we will gather additional evidence to prove their fault. Evidence will also be needed to support your claim for damages: this can include independent medical expert evidence, witnesses who can attest to how much help you have needed after the accident, and anyone else we feel would support your case.

  5. If your claim is successful we will fight to get the best possible compensation that you deserve. You’ll then receive your compensation.


  • The legal fees: "no win, no fee agreement"

In France the "no win, no fee agreement" is possible but is different from the US or the UK template. The French laws compell the lawyer to bill fixed fees, but on the other side the result fees must be limited. In our law firm it is 10%, not more.

What's more, we always ask for the third party to refund what you may have been compelled to pay due to the accident including your legal fee

One of the best reasons to choose our law firm is because we are experienced in dealing with all kinds of claims, from the simple to the complicated.

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